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.

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Upcoming at the Poetry Center
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace
10/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
At this meeting of the Poetry Center's Closer Look Book Club, we turn our attention to the nonfiction of David Foster Wallace. While working on the novel that would become The Pale King, David... Read more
Day of the Dead Memorial Reading
10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Honor the living spirits of those we have lost by giving voice to their poems and their legacies.  This event is an opportunity for interested community members to read a poem or other short... Read more
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
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