Day of the Dead Memorial Reading

10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Honor the living spirits of those we have lost by giving voice to their poems and their legacies. 

This event is an opportunity for interested community members to read a poem or other short excerpt from a poet who is no longer with us and to celebrate and remember their voice and poems. We will read outdoors in the Poetry Center odeum from a range of poets who passed away in the last academic year (from August 2013 to present). 

Poets whose voices will be heard include Robert Peters, Maxine Kumin, Carolyn Kizer, Simin Behbahni, Maya Angelou, Juan Gelman, Allen Grossman, Amiri Baraka, Russell Edson, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Seamus Heaney, Bill Knott, Madeline Gins, Wanda Coleman, Lusia Slomkowska, Maggie Estep, and Hillary Gravendyk. Our Tucsonan readers include Tony Luebbermann, Laura Maher, Jos Charles, Lisa Cole, Tucson poet laureate Rebecca Seiferle, Nicki Navarro, Tere Fowler-Chapman, Cybele Knowles, Rita Magdaleno, David Dickerson, Hannah Ensor, Julie Lauterbach-Colby, Monica Durazo, Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa, Whitney Vale, and Sarah Kortemeier.

Please feel free to bring an offering for our community poets' altar.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please email Hannah Ensor at


Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building
1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Day of the Dead Lanterns and Papel Picado
Arizona Board of Regents