The University of Arizona Poetry Center- February 2016 Spectacular Poetics, New Exhibition, and More!

Spectacular Poetics, New Exhibition, and More!

This February the Poetry Center is thrilled to host a series on poetics and craft, SPECTACULAR POETICS.

SPECTACULAR POETICS features poets Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka. These presentations, part reading and part craft talk, will take place at the Poetry Center with support from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Africana Studies Program, with additional support from the UA Department of East Asian Studies and the UA Medical Humanities Program. 

Join us for a host of SPECTACULAR POETICS related events!


SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 4, Thursday at 7:00 pm / This first reading and craft talk of the series features Terrance Hayes.

Terrance Hayes in Phoenix: February 5, Friday at 7:00 pm / Reading and craft talk by Terrance Hayes at the Phoenix Art Museum.

SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 11, Thursday at 7:00 pm / The second reading and craft talk of the series, featuring Kimiko Hahn.

Shop Talk: February 2, Tuesday at 6:00 pm / Poet Kristen Nelson leads a Shop Talk on the work of Khadijah Queen.

SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 18, Thursday at 7:00 pm / The third reading and craft talk of the series, featuring Khadijah Queen.

SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 25, Thursday at 7:00 pm / The final reading and craft talk of the series features Adrian Matejka.

The Poetry Center is honored to host the first ever solo exhibition of the work of letterpress printer, book artist, and writer Crane Giamo. Crane Giamo’s daring handmade books and collaborative projects walk a line between apocalypse and community. Blood, sweat, and tears are only the beginning—come see books made with soot, pecans, feathers, Alabama red dirt, rocket fuel, and melting ice.

talk by Crane Giamo and open reception takes place in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery,March 7 at 6:00 pm.

The exhibit is on display in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery from February 1 to April 23, 2016.

Other February Events

Family Day: February 20, Saturday at 10:00 am / Family Days is a series of creative-writing workshops for youth ages 0 to 13. One Saturday a month, youth and their parents are encouraged to attend these hour-long workshops together then stay for breakfast concerts featuring healthy food and live music.

A Closer Look Book Club: February 24, Wednesday at 6:00 pm / A Closer Look Book Club will be meeting this month to discuss So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell.

Southern Arizona Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals Competition: February 27, Saturday at 1:00 pm / Trends in spoken word and hip-hop poetry fuel performances by high-school students throughout Southern Arizona as they compete for the chance to proceed to state and national finals.

Pō-é-tree Discussion: February 27, Saturday at 3:30 pm / Pō-é-tree is a poetry reading and discussion event that takes place under trees in the University of Arizona’s Arboretum. The discussion topic for this meeting of Pō-é-tree is “Listening to the Trees” (Part 2): Sharing the Wisdom of Trees.”

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