Bei Dao reads from Old Snow (1991), Forms of Distance (1993), Landscape Over Zero (1996) and Unlock (2000). Dennis Evans reads the English translations.
Richard Siken reads poems that would later be published in Crush (2005). This reading was originally given with Brian Blanchfield.
Ellen Bryant Voigt reads from The Lotus Flowers (1987), Two Trees (1992), Kyrie (1995), and Shadow of Heaven (2002).
Richard Marius reads an excerpt from an early draft of his novel After the War (1992).
Richard and Nora Marks Dauenhauer read from their English translations of Tlingit poems and stories, providing fascinating explanations of the traditions behind the literature. They read first the original Tlingit and then the English translations. They conclude by reading from their own original poems.
Ofelia Zepeda reads from her poems in O'odham and in English. She also reads from an unfinished translation of a story originally told by an O'odham medicine man.