University of Arizona Poetry Center- Coming Up Readings, exhibits, writing workshops, kids’ activities, and more!

University of Arizona Poetry Center- Coming Up Readings, exhibits, writing workshops, kids’ activities, and more!
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Coming Up at the Poetry Center

Happy New Year! We’re pleased to announce an exciting spring season of events at the Poetry Center. Below is a sampling of what we’ve lined up for you, and you can learn more about the whole season by visiting our calendar of events.

READINGS: Ander Monson and Kate Bernheimer, Sherwin Bitsui, Fady Joudah, Simon J. Ortiz, Ofelia Zepeda, Natalie Diaz, and more. Our first reading of the season is tomorrow’sJanuary 8th Memorial Reading.

TALKS and PANELS: Next week: a panel with editors and contributors of the brand-new anthology, The Force of What’s Possible: Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde. Later this month: a panel titled Survival Skills for Writers with publishers from Copper Canyon and Graywolf Press. And in April, an artist’s talk by poet-in-residence and visual artist Jen Bervin.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS: The Poem Sequence taught by Tucson Poet Laureate Rebecca Seiferle, Animals in Poems with Simmons Buntin, Where I’m From with Lisa O’Neill, Reclaiming Women’s Writing with Annie Finch, and more. Learn about our Classes & Workshops program in this video with instructor Simmons Buntin; register for workshops here!

POETRY CENTER IN PHOENIX: We’re returning to the Phoenix Art Museum this spring to present poetry-related events featuring Fady Joudah and Jen Bervin.

FAMILY DAYS: Creative writing activities for kids ages 0 through 13 and their parents and guardians.

EXHIBITS: Shame Every Rose, an exhibit of photographs by Seamus Murphy that illustrate the landay, a clandestine oral folk poetry. Presented in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation. Between Word and Image, an exhibit of visual art by PaperWorks, The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists. And on display now, a library exhibit of bookbinding styles.

DISCUSSIONS: On the work of Fady Joudah, Emily Dickinson, Claudia Rankine, Anne Carson, and more. Learn more about our Closer Look Book Club in this Q&A with Poetry Center Events Coordinator Hannah Ensor, who will be leading the Book Club discussion of Plainwater by Anne Carson on January 20.

All details about these and other spring programs and events are available at our website, Here’s a quick link to our calendar. Hope to see you at a Poetry Center event soon!

“[Plainwater by Anne Carson] is a mind-blower, a game-changer, all those other phrases one can use about a really good book, especially the ones that don’t concern themselves with what other books have done already.”

—Hannah Ensor, Poetry Center Events Coordinator and leader of our Book Club discussion of Plainwater on January 20.

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center

1508 E. Helen St.

Tucson, AZ 85721

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