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October at the Poetry Center

October 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

October is the hopping-est month at the Poetry Center! Our Reading and Lecture Series gets into high gear, Humanities Week returns, and we’re offering many other poetry events and happenings. Check it all out here!
Poetry Center Events

October 01: Reading / Mark Doty
October 02: Reading in Phoenix / Mark Doty
October 03: Pō-é-tree / Listening to the Trees
October 03: Reading / Words of Wisdom: A Senior LGBT Poetry Reading
October 05: Talk and Reading / Alberto Álvaro Ríos
October 14: A Closer Look Book Club / Bless Me, Ultima
October 17: Reading / Rome Poems
October 22: Poetry Center/Oro Valley Poetry Circle / The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop
October 22: Reading / Brenda Hillman
October 27: Reading / Jerome Rothenberg
October 30: Celebrating the Moon Tree
October 30: Lecture / Jerome Rothenberg
October 31: Family Day
October 31: Pō-é-tree / Desert Poetry
October 31: Science Fiction Poetry Discussion

Thanks to our event co-sponsors: Phoenix Art Museum, ASU Creative Writing Program, Superstition Review, UA College of Humanities, The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum, UAMA, and ALTA.


Classes & Workshops: Register for “Intertextual Poetics” taught by Kristi Maxwell.
Poetry Radio: Speedway & Swan, Tucson’s new poetry/music radio show, airs on 10/4 and 10/18 at 4:00 p.m. on 91.3 KXCI. Tune in!

What can we discover about ourselves by decoding the past through film, literature, and music? In this week-long series hosted by the UA College of Humanities, we’ll explore contrasting cultures, international languages, and divergent ideas at the heart of what makes us human.

October 05: Humanities Week / Los Indignados
October 05: Humanities Week / Musical Words
October 06: Humanities Week / Divine Romance
October 06: Humanities Week / Burchiello Redressed
October 07: Humanities Week / Man vs. Machine
October 07: Humanities Week / Beauty & the Beast-iary
October 08: Humanities Week / More than Words
October 08: Humanities Week / Field Hand Fare
October 09: Humanities Week / When the River Runs Clear
October 09: Humanities Week / A Date with a Train

Interested in creating an online or print student-run publication for your high school? Join us on December 5 at the Poetry Center for the LIT PRESS FEST FOR TEENS. This day-long event for high-school students and teachers offers workshops, panels, and exhibits that will give you the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to establish a print or online publication for your school. Best of all, Lit Press Fest is free! To participate, all you need to do is email [email protected] with a subject line of “RSVP for Lit Press.” In the body of the email, include your school name, the number of teachers and number of students coming, and the grades represented.

POETRY OUT LOUD, the national poetry recitation competition for high-school students, seeks to foster the next generation of literary readers by capitalizing on the latest trends in poetry – recitation and performance. Poetry Out Loud invites the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English class. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Register online today!

Voca, the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s archive of more than 800 recorded readings, is now fully digitized and available to the public, completing 15 years of work by Poetry Center staff (digitization began in 2000). With more than 50 years of recordings by nationally and internationally noted poets and writers, Voca is an attention-worthy collection in terms of scope and quality, available to the public for free, regardless of physical location. Recently digitized/newly released readings include Leslie Marmon Silko (1992), N. Scott Momaday (1982 and 1998), Juan Felipe Herrera (1993), W.S. Merwin (1990 and 1998), and Junot Díaz (1999). Photo: Denise Levertov, photographed in Tucson in 1984 by LaVerne Harrell Clark.

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October 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


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