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University of Arizona Poetry Center August 2018 – Coming Events

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August 2018 Events

Whitman Circle Summer Social: Meet Our New Literary Director, Diana Delgado – August 8, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / Come cool off with a cold beverage and help us welcome Diana Delgado, the new Literary Director at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.  Diana will help oversee the Reading Series, the Classes and Workshops program, and more.  A current NEA Literature Fellow, Diana’s first book will be released by BOA Editions in 2019.  Light hors d’oeuvres provided. Free and open to the public. This event takes place at Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St.

Scholarships for Fall 2018 Classes & Workshops are NOW OPEN!

We’ve had one change to our lineup, so be sure to check our Fall 2018 Classes & Workshops offerings here. Apply today for a scholarship here.

UA Joins Forces with the American Literary Translators Association

We’re excited to join forces with ALTA as they move to Tucson and join the College of Humanities! Read about our partnership here.

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- October 2016 Events

Coming Up at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in October 2016

Pō é tree: Readings from “Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide”: October 1, Saturday at 3:00 PM / Pō é tree is a docent-led 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.

Richard Shelton Book Launch & Reading: October 1, Saturday at 4:00 PM/ Celebrate the release of world renowned poet and writer Richard Shelton’s forthcoming family memoir Nobody Rich or Famous.

Climate Change + Poetry: Brenda Hillman & Robert Hass: October 6, 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.

Community Event: Monica Ong Artist Talk & Exhibit: October 7, Friday at 4:00 PM / Monica Ong will give a multimedia mini-reading and artist talk as a vehicle for creating dialogue among medical, humanities, and cultural communities on silences of the body.

Brenda Hillman & Robert Hass in Phoenix: October 7, Friday at 7:00 PM / This reading takes place at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Words of Wisdom II: Poetry Readings by LGBT Seniors: October 8, Saturday at 2:00 PM / This community event will feature readings from LGBT Seniors, led by Poetry Center docent Curt Stubbs. Featuring special guest TC Tolbert.

Climate Change + Poetry: Aracelis Girmay: October 13, Thursday / Climate Talk with Diana Liverman begins at 6:30 PM, Reading begins 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.

TUSD Fall Break Reading w/Aracelis Girmay: October 14, Friday at 10:00 AM / This special poetry reading featuring the work of Aracelis Girmay is especially geared towards middle and high school students. The reading will take place at Tucson Museum of Art.

A Closer Look Book Club- “Between the World And Me”: October 19, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / By Ta-Nehisi Coates. Called “required reading” by Toni Morrison, this book is written as a letter to his son about growing up as an African American male in America.

UA Prose Series: Benjamin Rybeck, Natasha Stagg, and Lawrence Lenhart: October 20, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The UA Prose Series presents three recent University of Arizona MFA Program in Creative Writing alumni, each reading from new books.

Annual In Memoriam Reading: October 26, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / Join the Tucson community in the Hillman Odeum for a docent-led celebratory reading featuring the voices of poets who are deceased but whose legacy lives on in this celebration.

Poetry Circle: The Climate Change Poems of Brenda Hillman & Robert Hass: October 27, Thursday at 3:00 PM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior knowledge of a poet’s work is necessary. This event takes place at the Oro Valley Public Library.

Rita Dove: October 27, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Family Day: October 29, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Family Days is a series of creative writing workshops for youth ages 0 to 13. One Saturday a month, youth and their parents are encouraged to attend these hour-long workshops together and then stay for breakfast concerts featuring healthy food and live music.

The Dream Delivery Service: A Poetics of Porous Intimacy: October 31, Monday at 6:00 PM / In 2014, Mathias Svalina started a Dream Delivery Service. Svalina takes about forty subscribers a month, then writes and delivers dream poems to them every day. Svalina will be in Tucson, and this launch event takes place at MOCA Tucson.

Fall Reading Recommendations from Poetry Center staff, now up on our blog.
Our brand new playspace, a mini replica of Paris’s famous Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, was a smash success at last month’s Family Day. Children are welcome to interact with the play area during any of our open hours, and by following a few simple steps can become a Tumbleweed, just like some of our favorite famous authors were!

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- You are invited to a special reception! LOIS SHELTON’S LEGACY

University of Arizona Poetry Center- You are invited to a special reception! LOIS SHELTON’S LEGACY
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From the beginning the Poetry Center has been a home for visiting poets.  No one did more to prepare a place for these visitors than Lois Shelton. During her two decades of tenure as director of the Poetry Center, Lois opened the doors of the Poets Cottage—first in the location on Highland Street and then on Cherry Street—to hundreds of writers that she had invited to read on the University of Arizona campus, from Seamus Heaney to Joy Harjo.  She welcomed others like Adrienne Rich or W.S. Merwin to spend a night or two at the Cottage when passing through Tucson.  And she and her husband Richard Shelton regularly hosted parties and invited visitors like Lucille Clifton and Tomas Tranströmer into their own home and took them on adventurous excursions into the desert. The Poetry Center’s author files from the 1970s and 1980s are filled with letters and notes of gratitude to Lois for giving them unforgettable experiences of Tucson and southern Arizona.  In total, more than a thousand poets have visited the Poetry Center since our beginnings in 1960, and Lois Shelton has played a central role in defining the Poetry Center’s reputation as a special place for poets and poetry.

One of the few remaining unnamed spaces in the Poetry Center’s Helen S. Schaefer Building is the Poets Cottage. Since Lois’s passing in June 2015, the Poetry Center Development Council has been thinking about how best to honor her legacy at the Center. We have decided that naming the Poets Cottage in her memory is the most befitting tribute.  We are writing to invite you to a reception – Saturday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m. – when we will gather with Richard Shelton at the Poetry Center to remember Lois’s enduring legacy.  We hope you can join us to learn how we can all become involved in the Lois Shelton Poets Cottage so that the next thousand poets will feel welcome to Tucson in her spirit.

What: A reception to remember Lois Shelton’s legacy
Where: University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen St.
When: May 7th, 2-4pm.

Please RSVP to Tyler Meier by May 1st at tmeier@email.arizona.edu

Event web listing: http://bit.ly/1NwWNUx

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center- February 2016 Spectacular Poetics, New Exhibition, and More!

Spectacular Poetics, New Exhibition, and More!

This February the Poetry Center is thrilled to host a series on poetics and craft, SPECTACULAR POETICS.

SPECTACULAR POETICS features poets Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka. These presentations, part reading and part craft talk, will take place at the Poetry Center with support from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Africana Studies Program, with additional support from the UA Department of East Asian Studies and the UA Medical Humanities Program. 

Join us for a host of SPECTACULAR POETICS related events!


SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 4, Thursday at 7:00 pm / This first reading and craft talk of the series features Terrance Hayes.

Terrance Hayes in Phoenix: February 5, Friday at 7:00 pm / Reading and craft talk by Terrance Hayes at the Phoenix Art Museum.

SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 11, Thursday at 7:00 pm / The second reading and craft talk of the series, featuring Kimiko Hahn.

Shop Talk: February 2, Tuesday at 6:00 pm / Poet Kristen Nelson leads a Shop Talk on the work of Khadijah Queen.

SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 18, Thursday at 7:00 pm / The third reading and craft talk of the series, featuring Khadijah Queen.

SPECTACULAR POETICS: February 25, Thursday at 7:00 pm / The final reading and craft talk of the series features Adrian Matejka.

The Poetry Center is honored to host the first ever solo exhibition of the work of letterpress printer, book artist, and writer Crane Giamo. Crane Giamo’s daring handmade books and collaborative projects walk a line between apocalypse and community. Blood, sweat, and tears are only the beginning—come see books made with soot, pecans, feathers, Alabama red dirt, rocket fuel, and melting ice.

talk by Crane Giamo and open reception takes place in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery,March 7 at 6:00 pm.

The exhibit is on display in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery from February 1 to April 23, 2016.

Other February Events

Family Day: February 20, Saturday at 10:00 am / Family Days is a series of creative-writing workshops for youth ages 0 to 13. One Saturday a month, youth and their parents are encouraged to attend these hour-long workshops together then stay for breakfast concerts featuring healthy food and live music.

A Closer Look Book Club: February 24, Wednesday at 6:00 pm / A Closer Look Book Club will be meeting this month to discuss So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell.

Southern Arizona Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals Competition: February 27, Saturday at 1:00 pm / Trends in spoken word and hip-hop poetry fuel performances by high-school students throughout Southern Arizona as they compete for the chance to proceed to state and national finals.

Pō-é-tree Discussion: February 27, Saturday at 3:30 pm / Pō-é-tree is a poetry reading and discussion event that takes place under trees in the University of Arizona’s Arboretum. The discussion topic for this meeting of Pō-é-tree is “Listening to the Trees” (Part 2): Sharing the Wisdom of Trees.”

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center- October 2015 at the Poetry Center

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center- Fall 2015 Classes & Workshops

 

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