The Poetics and Politics of Water is a four-part series organized by the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of English, featuring four contemporary American Indian writers: Sherwin Bitsui, Simon J. Ortiz, Ofelia Zepeda, and Natalie Diaz. Dr. Larry Evers and Ofelia Zepeda discuss the series and its import to region, native communities, contemporary politics, and poetry in this video

Beginning in the winter of 2012, journalist Eliza Griswold and photographer Seamus Murphy documented the “landay,” an oral folk tradition sung in secret between Pashtun women in the borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The resulting photos and translations are on exhibit at the Poetry Center through the end of May. 

Join us April 2nd at 7:00 pm for a reading from Natalie Diaz, the next reader in our The Poetics and Politics of Water series, curated by the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of English at the UA. After the reading there will be a short Q&A session and a book signing.

The Corrido Farewell concert will feature winning corridos written by Rio Rico High School and Benson High School students, Adlemy Yocupicio, John Barrera, and Karla Guerra. Corridos were selected by poet and performer Logan Phillips and will be performed by musician Salvador Duran. We look forward to celebrating this year’s winners on April 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the Poetry Center!

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Upcoming at the Poetry Center
Poetics and Politics Reading: Natalie Diaz
04/02/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Poetics and Politics of Water, a series curated by the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of English at the UA, presents Natalie Diaz, who will read from her work. After the... Read more
"Poetry In the Gardens" Series
04/04/2015 - 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 Center at AWP 2015
04/09/2015 - 9:00pm - 04/11/2015 - 5:00pm
The Poetry Center participates in the annual AWP conference, taking place this year in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, April 8 through 11. Come find... Read more
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