SPEEDWAY AND SWAN is a one-hour free-format radio program presenting contemporary poetry against a context of various musical selections.  Host Brian Blanchfield is joined in each episode by a rotating co-host who brings a selection of poetry from his or her personal canon, which, along with the freshest and best from the "new shelves," they read live. 


The Poetry Center is honored to host the first ever solo exhibition of the work of letterpress printer, book artist, and writer Crane Giamo from February 1st to April 23rd. A talk by Crane Giamo and open reception also takes place in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery March 7 at 7:00 p.m.

This spring the Poetry Center is thrilled to present the Spectacular Poetics Series, featuring poets Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka. Join us for all four presentations, part reading and part craft talk, throughout the season. 

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Spectacular Poetics: Kimiko Hahn
02/11/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This spring, the UA Poetry Center features Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka in a series called “Spectacular Poetics, or the Poetry of Spectacle.” Each of... Read more
Lisa M. Cole: "Dreams of the Living" Book Release Party
02/13/2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Come celebrate with us the publication of Lisa M. Cole's first full-length collection of poetry. Questions? Contact Lisa M. Cole at (520) 230-9073.  Read more
The Work of Khadijah Queen
02/16/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Poet and Executive Director of Casa Libre en la Solana Kristen Nelson leads a Shop Talk on the poetry of Khadijah Queen, who reads for the Poetry Center in Tucson on February 18. Shop Talks take... Read more
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