POL 2014 Finalists

Congratulations to Matthew Kaplan, Leah Weinzinger and Sorrel Fivecoat--winners of the 2014 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Tucson! Students from across the state competed at the Tucson Festival of Books, where guest and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios made an appearance. Matthew Kaplan, the 1st place winner from Tesseract High School, will go on to Washington DC to the POL National Competition on April 30th.

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Join us in celebrating the 2013-2014 High School Bilingual Corrido Contest winners and semi-finalists, whose lyrics were selected by UA Creative Writing MFA alumnus and author Matt Mendez. The concert will feature musical renditions of winning corridos by UA graduate student Edgar Ricaud.
 

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April is National Poetry Month and our Speakers Bureau is once again offering a series of talks on poetry in the public libraries. Get involved with the Poetry Center as we venture out and about to celebrate Poetry Month with the community! Click 'Read More' for a line up of events around town. 

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This spring has also been an incredible time at the Poetry Center. Thank you so much for participating, caring, and supporting poetry! We depend on your sustaining gifts to fund our core programs. Private contributions make up over 70% of our programming budget. Please consider joining the many others who value poetry and the Center’s rich cultural legacy with a generous new gift today.

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Upcoming at the Poetry Center
Lecture: “Finding the Poetry in History” by Margarita Engle
04/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thank you to the Donald Pitt Family Foundation and the ACT I Foundation for supporting the educational outreach component of this event. Margarita Engle, Cuban-American poet and writer of books for... Read more
Bilingual Corrido Concert and Awards Ceremony
04/26/2014 - 10:00am
Join us in celebrating the 2013-2014 High School Bilingual Corrido Contest winners and semi-finalists, whose lyrics were selected by UA Creative Writing MFA alumnus and author Matt Mendez. The... Read more
"Poetry In the Gardens" Series
04/26/2014 - 10:00am
The Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center will host the third installment of this monthly poetry discussion series. Lovers of nature and poetry are invited to visit a... Read more
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