University of Arizona Poetry Center- March 2016 Events

James Hannaham, Gallery Talk, David Baker, and More!

March at the Poetry Center

UA Prose Series Reading: March 3, Thursday at 7:00 pm / In the first Prose Series event of 2016, James Hannaham, author of the novels Delicious Foods and God Says No, reads from his work, to be followed by a brief Q&A.

Family Day: March 5, Saturday at 10:00 am / Youth and their parents are encouraged to attend this hour-long workshop together and stay for breakfast concerts.  The March 5th concert feature will be a Stories that Soar performance!

Estate Planning Conversation: March 7, Monday, at 5:00 pm / Join us for a conversation with attorney Elizabeth Rollings,  Fleming & Curti, a Tucson firm specializing in estate planning and elder law.  To attend: RSVP to Tyler Meier at 520-626-5880 or

Gallery-Talk: March 7, Monday at 6:00 pm / Come lift a glass and meet artist Crane Giamo, who will discuss his works currently on exhibit at the Poetry Center. An open reception will follow the talk, which takes place in the Poetry Center’s Jeremy Ingalls Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

Pō-é-tree Discussion: March 19, 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 “Language and Landscape: Poetry of W.S. Merwin, former US Poet Laureate.”

A Closer Look Book Club: March 23, Wednesday at 5:00 pm / The book club this week meets and discusses God Help the Child, Toni Morrison’s latest work.

Reading: March 24, Thursday at 7:00 pm / In a collaborative performance with River Song Quintet, poet David Baker will read from his work, to be followed by a brief Q&A.

Woven Words: March 6, Sunday at 2:00 pm / Woven Words is an exciting collaboration that pairs two Tucson cultural institutions: the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The project features numerous poetry installations throughout the Museum grounds, each underscoring the profound relationship between knowledge, the imagination, and an ethos of conservation. Please join us for this unique afternoon of poetry, featuring the public release of first phase of the Woven Words poetry installations and the launch reading of The Sonoran Desert: a Literary Field Guide, at The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  Event is open to the public, but requires RSVP.  RSVP and learn more here!

March Events in Phoenix

Screening: March 16, Saturday at 6:30 pm / Even Though the Whole World is Burning is an intimate documentary portrait of poet and environmentalist W.S. Merwin. The film chronicles Merwin’s significant place in American poetry and highlights connections between his environmental activism, his daily palm tree planting practice, and his writing life. A short panel response and reception featuring Susan NortonPaul Hirt, andAlberto Ríos will follow the screening.This event takes place at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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