Coming Up at the Poetry Center:
Our Summer Poetry Resident, Harmony Holiday, arrives this week to begin her three-week stay in the Poetry Center’s guest cottage. She will read with local poet Matt Rotando on Monday, June 13th at 8 p.m.
Harmony Holiday spends most of her time in New York, by way of Berkeley, by way of L.A., by way of Iowa, by way of the Delta, by way of Jamestown, by way of the Middle Passage, by way of Sicily, by way of Ghana, by way of the planet Sirius, by glint of the gibbous moon, because of sunspots on the sun. Her first book Negro League Baseball, will be published by Fence this spring.
Matt Rotando received an MFA in poetry from the City University of New York (Brooklyn College) and a Fulbright Foundation grant. Next fall he will complete his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Arizona. Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College, he is the author of a collection of poems entitled The Comeback’s Exoskeleton (UpSet Press, 2008).
Matt is teaching his popular class, Surrealist Writing on Mondays from June 13th to June 30th. Previous students have called this class “a bright shining light in an otherwise dim and boring week of diurnal life” and say that Matt “somehow makes wild creativity come easy.” There are still a few spots available in this class.
Make sure you stop in for our summer exhibit: Broadsides from the Poetry Center Collection. Here’s a bit of trivia: the Declaration of Independence had its first widespread distribution in broadside form. Since then, the broadside has evolved in both form and intention, and poetry broadsides boast a remarkable artistic range. Come see for yourself!
For a complete calendar of events go to http://poetry.arizona.edu/calendar-of-events