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The University of Arizona Poetry Center-Check out the exciting events happening here in May 2017

Check out the exciting events happening here this month!
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Speedway & Swan returned for a special episode with special host Susan Briante and her guest, Alison Hawthorne Deming. Check out the hour of incredible poetry and conversation here.
Writing the Community student Wren Awry wrote this heartfelt letter to U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera after his visit to Tucson, specifically Davis Bilingual Elementary School.

Awry writes, “Your picture books, poems, activism, humor, and exuberance are testaments to a life lived this way, where poetry is action and action is poetry. ” The whole letter is well worth your time, and it even got a shout-out from Herrera himself on Twitter!

May Events

UA Student Broadside Exhibition: May 1-May 26 /  Presenting a broadside exhibition of 2016-2017 contest-winning writing and art by students at the University of Arizona, presented in partnership with the UA School of Art.

Creative Writing MFA Graduate Readings: May 4, Thursday at 7:00 PM / Students graduating from the University of Arizona MFA in Creative Writing program read from their work.

Community Event: Open Mic: May 6, 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.

Spring Classes & Workshops Reading: May 11, Thursday at 7:00 PM / Students and instructors who participated this spring in the Poetry Center’s Classes & Workshops program read from their work.

Book Launch for Writing the Community: May 13, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Celebrate the first annual publication of Writing the Community’s anthology. Featured writers are from Tucson K-8 schools.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Native American Poets: May 20, 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.

Kirk-Bear Canyon Poetry Circle: Walt Whitman: May 22, Monday at 1:00 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 Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: The Poems of e.e. cummings:  May 25, 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.

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Here’s what’s going on at the Poetry Center this month

Here’s what’s going on at the Poetry Center this month.
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The University of Arizona Poetry Center is excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference, to be held in October of this year.

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February 15 is the deadline to apply for our Summer Residency Program. To learn more about this incredible opportunity to spend two weeks with us during the summer, click here.
February Events

Community Event: Open Mic: February 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: “Ecopoetry- Bearing Witness to the Earth:  February 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.

A Closer Look Book Club- “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante: February 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.

Climate Change + Poetry: Alison Hawthorne Deming: February 16, Thursday at 7:00 PM / UA Poetry Center features world-class poets as they address what overlaps, contradictions, mutual challenges, and confluences the categories of Climate Change & Poetry share with each other in a series of investigative readings. Please bundle up! This event will likely be cold and we will open our doors to accommodate everyone.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Alberto Álvaro Ríos: February 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.

Poets Pedal: February 19, Sunday at 12:00 PM / Join Living Streets Alliance, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, and Edible Baja Arizona for Poets Pedal, an afternoon of biking, poetry, and gastronomy. Tickets can be purchased here.

Joshua Edwards: Castles and Islands: February 21 to April 22 / Castles and Islands is an exhibition of photographs from the recent book by poet Joshua Edwards. Taking as their starting point the photo postcard, the images explore photography as a poetic form that engages monumentality, nostalgia, and the epistolary nature of all poems.

Gallery Talk: Joshua Edwards: February 21, Tuesday at 7:00 PM / Meet the Artist: Artist-poet Joshua Edwards will discuss Castles and Islands, which will be on exhibit at the Poetry Center. This talk takes place in the Poetry Center’s Jeremy Ingalls Gallery.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: UA Poetry Center Staff Readings (Wendy Burk & Renee Angle): February 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.

Amos Kennedy Print Sale and Screening of Documentary “Proceed and Be Bold!”: February 24, Friday at 4:00 PM / Join us for a print sale of Amos Paul Kennedy’s wonderful letterpress prints from 4-5pm at the Poetry Center.  Stay for a screening of Proceed and Be Bold!, the documentary on Kennedy’s life and work, screening from 5-6:30pm in the Dorothy Rubel Room.

Family Day: February 25, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Activities for the whole family. Creative writing workshops at 10:00 a.m., a breakfast concert featuring Davis Bilingual Elementary’s mariachi band Las Aguilitas, healthy food, coffee, begins at 11:00 a.m.

Kirk-Bear Canyon Poetry Circle: Cowboy Poetry: February 27, Monday at 1:00 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 Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center-Check out our exciting lineup for Spring 2017.

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center- December Events and Spring Sneak Peek

Happy Holidays, December Events, and Spring Sneak Peek!

Happy Holidays from the University of Arizona Poetry Center and Edgar Allan Poe!

For the Poetry Center, 2015 has been a full and rewarding year of serving poetry, literature, readers, writers, communities, and citizens. We thank you for the opportunity to do this work. Happy holidays from all of us to you, and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

The above image of Edgar Allan Poe is a digital collage by Jos Charles based on the mural by Joe Pagac in the Poetry Center’s Children’s Corner. Look for a new mural of Poe by Joe Pagac to come to the library in February 2016!

December Events

December 05 / Po-é-tree Discussion: Meet at Old Main for a foray into the UA Campus Arboretum and a discussion about the work of Alison Hawthorne Deming.

December 10 / Oro Valley Poetry Circle: The topic for this meeting of the Oro Valley Poetry Circle discussion group is “Winter Light: Poems for the Season.” This event meets at Oro Valley Public Library.

December 10 / Poetry Center Classes & Workshops Reading: Join us at the Poetry Center for a reading by students and teachers from our Classes & Workshops program.

December 13 / Speedway & Swan: The next episode of Tucson’s new poetry/music radio show hosted by Brian Blanchfield airs on December 13 at 4:00 PM Mountain Time at 91.3 KXCI.

December 16 / Reading by Kate Bernheimer: We’re proud to co-sponsor a reading by Kate Bernheimer for “Reclaiming Discourses: Jewish Writers Today.” This event is presented by and takes place at the Jewish History Museum.

December 23 January 3 / CLOSURE: The Poetry Center will be closed for the holidays from 2:00 PM on 12/23 through 01/03. We re-open on Monday, January 4.

Rescheduled Events

The December 3 screening of Welcome to This House by Barbara Hammer has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this screening to take place in 2016.

Lit Press Fest for Teens, originally scheduled for December 5, has been rescheduled for April 30, 2016.

New Library Exhibit:
Building Visibility, One Book at a Time

Our new library exhibit just went up! Selections from the Permanent Collection: Building Visibility, One Book at a Time brings together anthologies of poetry that focus on female and female-identified writers. This exhibit is part of a larger social justice project begun in the Anthologies section this fall, in which we’re highlighting writers from historically underrepresented groups through a system of shelf markings and catalog notations.

Sneak Peek: Our Spring 2016 Calendar!

Our Spring 2016 events have been published to the Poetry Center website calendar!Take a sneak peek now! If you’re on our print mailing list, you’ll receive a print calendar for the spring season in your mailbox during the second week of January. If you’re not on our print mailing list and would like to be, just reply to this email stating that you’d like to be added to the list; supply a mailing address.
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Kore Press- THE BEST OF KORE PRESS 2012 POETRY

 
kore press / lifting up the voices of women and grrls since 1993
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101 people have said YES to 20 years of lifting women’s voices

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From the introduction by Alison Hawthorne Deming:

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The Best of 2012, Kore Press celebrates twenty years of bringing women’s voices to light in artful publications and here marks their accomplishment with work gathered from the year’s first book and open submissions. The collection makes the point Kore has worked so doggedly to make: its commitment to promote new, aesthetically and culturally diverse writing by women.

Poetry is a strange half-light world, penetrating and partial, that bridges mind and world, mind and word, purpose and drift, music and silence. Sarah Carson digs into the subtlety here in speaking of “a silence that I think means something other than silence.” This reminds me of poet Elinor Wilner’s capacious notion that poetry gets to “the self beneath the self.” Brenna Lemieux digs into the poetic power of imprecision, the ellipses between mind and word occasioned by dysphasia. Sabrina Dalla Valle digs brilliantly into Grammaire to find that “the precise order of words transforms things.” Yes, as she writes, “Everything yearns for connection.” Poets here find in hens and family suffering, in the moment and in the past, in Inanna and Wittgenstein, in piñata and archaeological shard, the materials to build bridges across the gaps that create distance and conflict. Read Sarah Sousa’s “Man Shields Man” to find in its closing line the profound power of metaphor to encompass both terror and nurture.”

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Ander Monson Author- GROUND WATER: AN ODE TO A DRY RIVER

GROUND WATER: AN ODE TO A DRY RIVER

by Amder Monson

Show & Tell @ Playground: Confluencenter’s Multi-Media Learning Experience
“Ground|Water:
An Ode to a Dry River”
Book Launch Party!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
5:30 p.m.
Playground Bar & Lounge
278 E. Congress St.

Book Release Party for the first in Confluencenter’s Beyond Boundaries series on UA Press. A diverse community of artists and scientists, both students and professors, will talk about the process of creating this book, displaying art, architecture and video and reading their works (including Alison Hawthorne Deming and Ander Monson). Edited by Ellen McMahon (School of Art), Ander Monson (Creative Writing faculty) and Beth Weinstein (College of Architecture).

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Fiftieth Anniversary Reading & MFA Alumni Reading

University of Arizona Poetry Center Fiftieth Anniversary Reading
with Mónica de la Torre, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Carolyn Forché, Peter Gizzi, and Akilah Oliver

Saturday, April 10, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. | Mineral Hall, Hyatt Regency DenverFounded on November 17, 1960, the University of Arizona Poetry Center will soon celebrate fifty years as a vital resource for poetry and wellspring of creative activity in the West. This reading features writers who have a longstanding relationship with the Poetry Center and have seen it grow from a humble bungalow into a landmark destination for literary readers and writers, as well as some new friends of the Center,
who will witness its next generation of growth and service to poetry.

 

Find out more go to Poetry Center” <poetnews@email.arizona.edu  


 

University of Arizona MFA Alumni Reading
with Aurelie Sheehan, Robert Boswell, Gregory Martin, Kristi Maxwell,
Richard Siken, and Padma Viswanathan
Friday, April 9, 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. | Colorado Convention Center Room 203The University of Arizona MFA Program celebrates its 35th year with an alumni reading featuring work of fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry. Come hear some of the many exceptional and groundbreaking authors who spent their earliest days reading, writing, and pondering craft in Tucson,
a literary oasis in the Sonoran Desert. 

 

 

 

 

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