Summer Residency

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.

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Capitalize on trends in spoken word and hip-hop to get your students excited about poetry. Participants will develop, memorize, and perform a favorite poem from the National Poetry Out Loud anthology. Workshop for Teachers October 11. 

faculty reading

University of Arizona Creative Writing Program faculty members Alison Hawthorne Deming and Susan Briante read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A session and book signing.

allen crawford

Allen Crawford will offer an artist's talk on October 9th, at the Poetry Center. Crawford will share his process of creating his artist's book Whitman Illuminated, travelling through his year-long voyage through Walt Whitman’s poem, "Song of Myself. " Crawford will also be presenting at the Phoenix Art Museum on October 8th.

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Upcoming at the Poetry Center
Faculty Reading: Alison Hawthorne Deming and Susan Briante
10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
University of Arizona Creative Writing Program faculty members Alison Hawthorne Deming and Susan Briante read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A session and book... Read more
"Poetry In the Gardens" Series
10/04/2014 - 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 Center @ Phoenix Art Museum: Allen Crawford on Illuminating Whitman
10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event takes place at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Free and open to the public. Allen Crawford talks about creating Whitman Illuminated (Tin House), a visual... Read more
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