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The Poetry Center’s Matinee program now brings poetry readings to schools. Local poets and authors, in addition to poets who have traveled to Tucson to participate in the Poetry Center’s Reading Series, are available to read and discuss their writing with middle and high school students. More than 1000 writers have read or lectured in the series, including most major contemporary U.S. poets, significant international visitors, and emerging artists. The following poets are available for upcoming visits.
Spring 2013 semester: Rebecca Seiferle, Tucson Poet Laureate, author of four books of poetry, and translator of Cesar Vallejo. Read her work here and here.
Fall 2013 semester: Eduardo C. Corral, author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Series Poets Prize. Read his work here.
To reserve a matinee performance by one of the poets above, contact Renee Angle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the poet you are interested in hosting, your school name and grade, and subject you teach. Interested teachers and schools are served on a first come, first serve basis. Each poet will make one visit to one school. Most poet visits are ideal for middle and high school groups. For more infomation, please visit our Matinee page.
Join us for Family Days from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., featuring Poetry Joeys creative writing workshops, infant sing-a-long, multilingual story-times, yoga, book clubs, a dance party, and more. Click here for a complete schedule of events.
Don’t miss this last chance to watch and listen to great poetry performed in dramatic fashion by high school students from throughout Southern Arizona as they compete for the chance to proceed to the State and National Finals competition. The National Poetry Out Loud Competition, created by the National Endowment of the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Fore more information, please visit our Poetry Out Loud page.
Come listen to readings by this year's Corrido Contest winners, as well as musical accompaniment by local musicians. For more information, please visit our Corrido page.
The Poetry Center is a great place for an interactive, educational, and fun field trip. Our staff can create a customized field trip that fits the needs, abilities, and study topics of your group. K-12 field trips and tours are available Fridays between 9am and 2pm, and should be scheduled four weeks in advance. To schedule a field trip, and for more information, please visit our Field Trips page.