Solmaz Sharif & Danniel Schoonebeek: September 1, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading features emerging and innovative poets. Solmaz Sharif and Danniel Schoonebeek will read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.
Shop Talk: The Work of Morgan Lucas Schuldt:September 6, Tuesday at 6:00 PM / Poet and professor Barbara Cully leads a Shop Talk on the work of poet Morgan Lucas Schuldt (1978-2012). No advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required.
Community Event: James Meetze with Jos Charles:September 7, Tuesday at 7:00 PM / With the release of Phantom Hour, James Meetze reads with fellow Ahsahta Press author Jos Charles. This reading takes place in the Hillman Odeum, outdoors on the south end of the Poetry Center.
Sonora Review Issue Release:September 13, Tuesday at 7:00 PM / Join us for a fiction, nonfiction, and poetry reading from the latest issue of Sonora Review. Sonora Review staff and contributors will read from Issue 70, and copies will be available to UA faculty and students for $5.
A Closer Look Book Club:September 14, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / Yuri Herrera’s “Signs Preceding the End of the World” (128 pgs). This year the Closer Look Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. during the school year for discussion of interesting books, mainly fiction, around the theme Cultural Shifts, New Thinking.
An Evening With Claudia Rankine, September 16, Friday at 6:30 PM / As part of its mission to inspire an enduring spirit of inquiry, discovery, and responsibility, the UA Honors College presents award-winning poet, playwright, and essayist Claudia Rankine. Please note: this reading will take place at ENR2 room N120. For more information on finding ENR2, please clickhere.
Poetry Circle:September 22, Thursday at 2:00 PM / The Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. No prior knowledge of a poet’s work is necessary. Docents will provide reading materials for participants sourced from the Poetry Center’s world renowned collection. This event takes place at Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.
Family Day:September 24, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Featuring a breakfast concert with Nossa Bossa Nova (11:00 a.m.) The Pima County Public Library’s book mobile will be on-site for browsing and check-out! Poetry titles from Kore Press will be given away and we’ll be launching the Poetry Center’s new dramatic playspace–a replica of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. Come make-believe in this replica of a 100 year old bookstore located in Paris, France.
Hattie Lockett Awards Deadline:September 28 / The Hattie Lockett Awards are presented annually to three University of Arizona undergraduate students who, in the fall of their senior year, demonstrate great promise as poets. Three prizes in the amount of $300 each are awarded each year.
Welcome to This House, a film by Barbara Hammer:September 29, Thursday at 7:00 PM / Welcome To This House (2015), is a feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. Please join us for a screening and Q&A with Barbara Hammer at The Loft Cinema.
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Classes & Workshops Spotlight:
Samuel Ace, Instructor for Beyond Measure: Experiments in the Music of Poetry
Music and sound are leading elements in the creation of a poem. This workshop will examine the overlapping impulses of poetry, music, and sound-making. We will listen to and read work by a wide variety of artists—James Joyce, LaMonte Young, John Cage, Mahalia Jackson, Beethoven, Gertrude Stein, Webern, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Tracie Morris, Clark Coolidge, Fred Moten, Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsburg, Harmony Holiday, John Giorno, Nathaniel Mackey and others. Our prompts will encourage writing that investigates the realm between language and music. Rather than focusing on meaning and concept as initiators of poems, we will explore how voice, rhythm, song, repetition, phrasing, musical form, and the management of time are vital to a poem’s semantic content. This will be a generative writing workshop, with an emphasis on new composition. Although the class is geared to poets, musicians, songwriters and prose writers are welcome!
Introducing a new feature by Publicity and Publications Coordinator Sarah Gzemski
on her experiences of poetry and place. This feature will appear approximately once per
month, with coming posts about South Africa, Carlsbad Caverns, and coal mines.
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