The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2011 and June 2012. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, access to online training resources, educational and promotional materials, inclusion of your organization and activities on The Big Read Web site, and the prestige of participating in a highly visible national program. To review the Guidelines & Application Instructions visit The Big Read Web site. Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email TheBigRead@artsmidwest.org .The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
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The University of Arizona Poetry Center
A Closer Look Book Club: BELOVED by Toni Morrison
December 16 at 6 p.m.
Copies are on sale now at the Poetry Center
Over the coming year, during which we celebrate the Poetry Center’s fiftieth anniversary, our Book Club will take a closer look at great American novels written contemporaneously with the Poetry Center’s first half-century.
This meeting of the Closer Look Book Club will be led by Geta LeSeur-Brown, a professor in the University of Arizona English department.
In 2006, The New York Times polled several hundred prominent writers, critics, and editors, asking them identify “the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.” BELOVED (1987) came out on top. In this A Closer Look Book Club we’ll encounter Toni Morrison’s magnificent Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, which brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time and into our comprehension.
A Closer Look Book Club provides an opportunity for in-depth conversation about literature in an informal setting. The club is free and open to the public, and meets on the red couches in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery. For more information, email Cybele Knowles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The purpose of the Literary Society of Tucson is to bring together residents of the metropolitan Tucson area who share a love for literature.
The society will host five luncheons per year at which authors of national stature will discuss their writings.
We also hope to foster a literate community by offering monetary awards to local literary organizations.
University of Arizona Poetry Centers- Interviews with Poet and Novelist Sinan Antoon & Poet Dan Beachy-Quick
|Interview with Poet and Novelist Sinan Antoon
by Asli Isz
Asli Isz teaches Turkish Studies at the University of Arizona and is a long time friend of Antoon’s as well as an admirer of his work. In this insightful interview, language, politics, translation, and various literary styles and canons are all on the table.Read the interview at http://poetrycenter.arizona.edu/enewsletter/february2010/enews0210_antoon.shtml
|Interview with Dan Beachy-Quick
by Renee Angle
Dan Beachy-Quick is one of the most important young poets writing today. In this interview, he writes: “I do my best not to think when I read, but trust the words themselves contain the thinking for themselves. I just try to give voice to the page and to otherwise disappear.” Read the interview at http://poetrycenter.arizona.edu/enewsletter/february2010/enews0210_beachy-quick.shtml
The Big Read is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to conduct month-long, community-wide reads between September 2010 and June 2011. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, access to online training resources, educational and promotional materials, inclusion of your organization and activities on The Big Read Web site, and the prestige of participating in a highly visible national program. To download the Guidelines & Application Instructions visit The Big Read Web site. Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email TheBigRead@artsmidwest.org (1)
POE: A LIFE CUT SHORT by Peter Ackroyd: Nan A. Tulese (Doubleday $21.95)
Chauncey Mabe writes “Peter Ackroyd, a historian, novelist and the author of the best Shakespeare biography I’ve found, is nothing if not readable and credible. In this little book, he examines the life of Edgar Allan Poe to show why the author of “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” still matters.”
“Ackroyd gives us a rounded portrait, including items that may have eluded our English teachers. Still, Ackroyd gives only glancing attention to a number of intriguing matters.”
“Of course, I am asking for a different book than the one Ackroyd has written. If he answered my querulous demands for aditional information, POE: A LIFE CUT SHORT would soon be something approaching a full biography.”
Taken from the Arizona Daily Star Friday, March 13, 2009