Readings Archive

Since 1962 The University of Arizona Poetry Center has played host to a variety of readings. The Poetry Center has sponsored poets laureate and community members alike (with many of them returning to read multiple times). This is a comprehensive list of those readings.

MLA indicates Modern Languages Auditorium.

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Name Description Location Reading Date
Jimmy Santiago Baca Tucson Festival of Books Student Union 03/15/2009
Jimmy Santiago Baca Reading MLA 09/14/1988
Jimmy Santiago Baca Reading MLA 12/08/2006
Houston Baker Reading MLA 10/12/1989
David Baker Reading Poetry Center 03/24/2016
Stephanie Balzer Reading Poetry Center 02/05/2009
Mary Jo Bang Reading Poetry Center 10/06/2011
Coleman Barks Reading 11/03/1977
Catherine Barnett Reading Poetry Center 09/25/2008
Judith Barrington Reading MLA 11/11/1992
John Barth Reading MLA 11/03/1981
Rick Bass Reading MLA 03/11/1998
Byrd Baylor Reading MLA 03/25/1987
Dan Beachy-Quick Next Word Series MLA 10/13/2004
Dan Beachy-Quick Reading Poetry Center 02/18/2010
Geoffrey Becker Reading MLA 10/07/1998
Joshua Beckman Lecture Poetry Center 09/11/2014
Cal Bedient Lecture Poetry Center Second Street 01/26/2006
Cal Bedient Reading MLA 01/25/2006
Patricia Beer Reading MLA 10/26/1976
Daryl Ross Begay Colloquium MLK 01/27/2000
Daryl Ross Begay Reading MLA 01/26/2000
Esther Belin Next Word Series MLA 10/13/2004
Marvin Bell Reading MLA 02/21/1972
Marvin Bell Reading Student Union 11/03/1977
Marvin Bell Reading 02/27/1968
Matt Bell Reading Poetry Center 07/23/2015
Thomas Beller Prose Series MLA 03/29/2007
Naomi Benaron Reading Poetry Center 07/19/2012
Aimee Bender Prose Series MLA 02/08/2007
L.R. Benes 01/24/2013
William Benton on Eliz. Bishop Lecture MLA 02/23/2000
Caroline Bergvall Conceptual Poetry Symposium Poetry Center 05/30/2008
Elizabeth Bernays High Tea Poetry Center Second Street 04/25/2005
Deborah Bernhardt Next Word Series MLA 03/22/2007
Kate Bernheimer Reading Poetry Center 08/30/2012
Kate Bernheimer Reading Poetry Center 12/03/2010
Kate Bernheimer Reading Poetry Center 01/22/2015
Kate Bernheimer Reading Poetry Center Cherry Avenue 04/27/1991
Charles Bernstein Reading MLA 02/03/1988
Charles Bernstein Conceptual Poetry Symposium Poetry Center 05/28/2008
Charles Bernstein Tucson Festival of Books Kiva Room, Student Union 03/13/2010
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Reading MLA 04/01/1992
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Tucson Festival of Books Kiva Room, Student Union 03/13/2010
Jen Bervin Artist's Talk Poetry Center 04/30/2015
Frank Bidart Reading Kiva Auditorium 09/13/1991
Elizabeth Bishop Reading Liberal Arts Auditorium 04/16/1968
Sherwin Bitsui 11/07/2011
Sherwin Bitsui Native Voices Symposium MLA 06/14/2007
Sherwin Bitsui Reading Poetry Center 09/10/2010
Sherwin Bitsui Tucson Book Festival ILC 03/14/2009
Clark Blaise Prose Series MLA 02/26/2003
Brian Blanchfield Reading Poetry Center Second Street 07/30/2004
Brian Blanchfield Reading Poetry Center 08/21/2014
Brian Blanchfield Reading Poetry Center 04/28/2016
Alberto Blanco Reading MLA 10/11/2000
Alberto Blanco Colloquium Swede Johnson 10/12/2000
Lucinda Bliss Lecture Poetry Center 11/05/2009
Robert Bly Reading PMM Auditorium 11/30/1966
Louise Bogan Reading PMM Auditorium 02/15/1967
Christian Bök Conceptual Poetry Symposium Poetry Center 05/28/2008
Christian Bök Conceptual Poetry Symposium Poetry Center 05/30/2008
Eavan Boland Lecture Joel Valdez Library 11/20/2003
Eavan Boland Reading MLA 11/19/2003
Roger Bonair-Agard Reading Poetry Center 04/28/2011
Dexter L. Booth Reading Poetry Center 08/22/2013
Amaranth Borsuk Poetry Off the Page Symposium Poetry Center 05/19/2012
Robert Boswell Reading MLA 02/22/1996
Robert Boswell Reading Poetry Center 10/01/2009
Jenny Boully Reading Poetry Center 10/24/2013
Vance Bourjaily Reading 10/19/1981
Vance Bourjaily 04/02/1975
George Bowering Reading 10/30/1963
Ana Bozicevic Next Word Series Poetry Center 02/24/2011
Jason Bredle Tucson Lit Press Fest Poetry Center 03/26/2011
Karen Brennan Reading Poetry Center 08/21/2014
Karen Brennan Reading MLA 03/09/2005
David Breskin Reading/City Spotlight MLA 03/21/2001
Susan Briante Reading Poetry Center 10/02/2014
Robert Bringhurst Reading 10/23/1985
Geoffrey Brock Reading Poetry Center 04/10/2014
Joseph Brodsky Reading Student Union 02/20/1976
Gwendolyn Brooks Reading Scottsdale Community College 10/29/1987
Olga Broumas Reading MLA 10/26/1988
Jason Brown Reading MLA 02/06/2002
Jason Brown Reading Poetry Center 01/17/2008
Lee Ann Brown Reading Poetry Center 10/16/2008
Michael Dennis Browne Reading 02/02/1978
Laynie Browne Conceptual Poetry Symposium Poetry Center 05/28/2008
Laynie Browne Reading Poetry Center 09/17/2015
Laynie Browne Tucson Festival of Books Kiva Room, Student Union 03/14/2010
Melissa Buckheit Reading Poetry Center 07/25/2013
Vincent Buckley Reading 04/14/1980
Christopher Burawa Tucson Festival of Books ILC 03/15/2009
Wendy Burk Poetry Off the Page Symposium Poetry Center 05/19/2012
Wendy Burk Tucson Festival of Books M:LA Room 311 03/13/2010
Drew Burk Tucson Lit Press Fest Poetry Center 03/26/2011
Michael Burkard Reading 10/21/1981