Submissions are now open for the Poetry Center's 2015 Summer Residency Program. The winner, as judged by Eduardo C. Corral, will be awarded a two week stay in Tucson, Arizona, a studio apartment within our renowned library, and a $500 stipend, towards developing his or her work.

This craft talk by Thomas Sayers Ellis will examine the role of both knowing and truth in creative writing as well as explore some very interesting likenesses between the poetic line and the prose sentence as tools of evidence, witnessing, and poem-body alteration in the battle for accurate literacy.

Poet Robin Robertson reads from his work, followed by a short Q&A session and a book signing.

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"Finding the Fragment in the Complete Thought that Makes Lyric Meaning and Movement" (section #1)
11/01/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Cybele Knowles at Taught by Thomas Sayers Ellis Saturday, November 1 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (with an hour lunch break)... Read more
"Poetry In the Gardens" Series
11/01/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
At its core, poetry asks of us, “Who am I, and how do I see myself in the larger context of world?” Docents from Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center... Read more
Poetry Craft Talk by Thomas Sayers Ellis: “The Assassination of Poetry, or How I Discovered I Was Writing Cover-Story Poetics"
11/06/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
From Thomas Sayers Ellis: "In 1990, I published a poem in Ploughshares titled 'Zapruder' about the assassination of JFK. Looking back at the poem nearly twenty years later, I realized... Read more
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