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.

Come see Karen Green's exhibit "Lie Quietly" before it comes down December 10th. Karen Green is an artist and writer whose haunting, profound works are nationally recognized and collected by institutions including the Yale Beinecke Library and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Bookbinding is a venerable art form with multiple cultural and aesthetic expressions, from the straightforward and utilitarian to the luxuriously decorative. Starting December 15th and ending February 18th, come to the Poetry Center Library for an exhibit celebrating the art of bookbinding with diverse examples from the collection.

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Upcoming at the Poetry Center
Lit Press Fest
12/06/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Lit Press Fest is for area students and teachers interested in or already editing a literary magazine through a school or other community organization. Bookmaking workshops and more! Creative... Read more
"Poetry In the Gardens" Series
12/06/2014 - 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 Classes & Workshops Reading
12/11/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Up to fifteen students and instructors who participated in the Fall 2014 semester of the Poetry Center's Classes & Workshops Program read from their work. Read more
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