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.

Thomas Sayers Ellis gives a talk entitled "We, the People, Percussively Agree: Where the Pocket Beats and Breaks Between Go-Go and Hip Hop,” charting the early history of the exchange between Go-Go and Hip Hop. The talk centers the various same-nesses and differences between the Go-Go lead talker and the Hip Hop MC, both as poets, community news-givers, entertainers, and organizers of social sound.

Family Days is a Saturday open house for youth of all ages and their families. Youth and parents are invited to play with language in this series of hour long creative writing workshops (from 10:00 am to 11:00 am) for four different age groups, then stick around for breakfast snacks and and an inviting performance by local musicians Algae & Tentacles.

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Upcoming at the Poetry Center
Family Days
10/25/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sponsored by Pima Federal Credit Union Family Days is a Saturday open house for youth of all ages and their families. Youth and parents are invited to play with language in this series of hour long... Read more
Lecture by Thomas Sayers Ellis: “We, the People, Percussively Agree: Where the Pocket Beats and Breaks Between Go-Go and Hip Hop”
10/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Co-Sponsored by the University of Arizona Africana Studies Program Go-Go means to keep going, and Rap is a form of talk. This lecture by Thomas Sayers Ellis will chart the early history of the... Read more
"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 knowles@email.arizona.edu. Taught by Thomas Sayers Ellis Saturday, November 1 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (with an hour lunch break)... Read more
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