University of Arizona Poetry Center- March 2017 Events

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Tucson Festival of Books

March 11 & 12

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will read as part of our participation in the Poetry Coalition’s March programming on the theme “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration.” The theme is taken from a line from Herrera’s poem Borderbus.

Also join us for readings by Karen Brennan, Alberto Ríos, Emmy Peréz, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, Patricia Murphy, Joni Wallace, Johanna Skibsrud, Monica Youn, Dana Levin, Reginald Dwayne Betts, and Alison Deming. Details on the poets and locations of these readings on the Tucson Festival of Books website.

March Events

Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-In-Translation: Forrest Gander: March 2, Thursday at 7:00 PM / Gander will read translations of Pablo Neruda as part of our annual Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation Reading featuring translators of poetry, international poets, and writers and scholars working with the boundless possibilities of translation. Learn more about this annual reading.

Forrest Gander in Phoenix: March 3, Friday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Forrest Gander, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing. This reading is at the Phoenix Art Museum. 
Community Event: Open Mic: March 4, Saturday at 12:00 PM / Poetry Center Docents host an Open Mic Event and all are welcome. The open mic will be round-robin style, which means each attendant will have the chance to share their own or a favorite poem. This event takes place in the Hillman Odeum at the Poetry Center.

Pō é tree: Emily Dickinson’s “Gorgeous Nothings”:  March 4, Saturday at 3:00 PM / Pō é tree is a partnership between the University of Arizona Poetry Center and the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum and is held under the trees on the Campus Arboretum in front of Herring Hall.

Rescheduled: Poets Pedal: March 5, Sunday at 12:00 PM / On Sunday, March 5th, join Living Streets Alliance, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, and Edible Baja Arizona for Poets Pedal, an afternoon of biking, poetry, and gastronomy. To buy tickets, please visit Edible Baja Arizona here.

A Closer Look Book Club- “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga: March 8, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / To participate in a Book Club conversation, just read the book and join us on the red couches in the lobby of the Poetry Center.

Johanna Skibsrud & Cynthia Hogue: March 9, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Johanna Skibsrud and Cynthia Hogue, who will read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Tucson Festival of Books Readings: March 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday / Join us for readings by Karen Brennan, Alberto Ríos, Emmy Peréz, Juan Felipe Herrera, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, Patrica Murphy, Joni Wallace, Johanna Skibsrud, Monica Youn, Dana Levin, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Alison Deming, and Tucson’s new Poet Laureate (TBA). Details on the poets and locations of these readings on the Tucson Festival of Books website.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Billy Collins: March 18, Saturday at 10:30 AM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: The Poems of Jim Harrison:  March 23, Thursday at 2:00 PM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Oro Valley Public Library.

Rodrigo Toscano: March 23, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Rodrigo Toscano, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Family Day: March 25, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Activities for the whole family. Creative writing workshops at 10:00 a.m., a breakfast concert featuring poet and fiddler Ken Waldman, healthy food, coffee, begins at 11:00 a.m.

UA Prose Series: Jenny Ofill & Lydia Millet: March 30, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction. The UA Poetry Center is proud to present Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and Last Things, and Lydia Millet, author of the recently published Sweet Lamb of Heaven. 

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