University of Arizona Poetry Center- 2016 Summer Schedule

Summer’s here! Join us for our exciting summer schedule.
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June & July at the Poetry Center

Ways of Looking: Thirteen Artist Books Inspired By Wallace Stevens: May 31 to June 20 / This exhibit of artist books created by undergraduate illustration students draws inspiration from Wallace Stevens’s poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.”

Whitman Circle Summer Social: Standing with Saguaros featuring Kimi Eisele: June 23, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / Join Tucson artist and writer Kimi Eisele in a happy hour conversation about her National Endowment for the Arts-funded “Standing with Saguaros” project, presented by Borderlands Theater.  This Whitman Circle Summer Social event takes place in the Copper Room at Hotel Congress and is open to all.

Under the Influence of Wallace Berman: From Semina to Siglio: July 5 to August 5 / This exhibit highlights the scope of influence of Wallace Berman and the culture he created around his handmade journal, Semina, including works by poets of his circle as well as those made today.

Whitman Circle Summer Social: Poetry and Climate Change featuring Eric Magrane: July 20, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / Join us for happy hour with poet and geographer Eric Magrane in a discussion on poetry and climate change. This Whitman Circle Summer Social event takes place in the Copper Room at Hotel Congress and is open to all.

Summer Reading: Renee Angle & Wendy Burk: Our first Reading & Lecture Series event of the Summer 2016 season celebrates new publications from Renee Angle (WoO, Letter Machine Editions 2016) and Wendy Burk (Tree Talks: Southern Arizona, Delete Press 2016 and a translation of Tedi López Mills’s Against the Current, Phoneme Media 2016).

Collaboration Playvacation, Hannah Ensor’s generative writing class at the Poetry Center, still has a few spots left. Summer is a time for vacationing from ourselves, and generating art like you’re never generated before! Class meetings: July 12,14, 19, and 21, from 6-8:30pm in the Conference Room at the University of Arizona Poetry Center (Four sessions, eight total class hours.  Each session includes a 30 minute break.) Register now at the Poetry Center’s Submittable page.
From The Poetry Center Blog:
Campaign to Name Poets Cottage for Lois Shelton: On May 7th, the Poetry Center Development Council hosted a reception to honor the legacy of former Executive Director Lois Shelton and publicly announced a campaign to name our guest house the Lois Shelton Poets Cottage.  The gathering drew more than 120 people, who enjoyed an exhibit of Lois Shelton’s correspondence with poets, a video interview Lois gave about the history of the Poetry Center, and a timeline of the Poetry Center narrated by the visits of poets through the decades. Help us meet our goal to support the visits of the next thousand poets to Tucson in Lois Shelton’s spirit;  support the Lois Shelton Poets Cottage campaign with a gift today!  
Poetry Center Receives Art Works Grant From the NEA: The University of Arizona Poetry is thrilled to announce that it has received an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our 16-17 programming year. As the only funder in the country that supports the arts in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year. Grants will be awarded in 13 artistic disciplines or fields plus arts research, along with partnership agreements to U.S. states, jurisdictions, and regions.
We are also excited to announce the UA Poetry Center 2016-17 Reading & Lecture Series! Click for the exciting full calendar.
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