Welcome to News & Features, where you can read up-to-date press releases and browse e-clippings and other links to news stories about the Poetry Center. You can also stroll through past web content. If you have an idea for a story about the Poetry Center, email Tyler Meier at tmeier@email.arizona.edu.

2/1/16

Starting in October 2016, the UA Poetry Center features eight world-class poets as they address what overlaps, contradictions, mutual challenges, and confluences the categories of Climate Change & Poetry share with each other; in a series of investigative readings, we hope to offer some answers, some questions, and some new ways of thinking. 

In this second installment of readings built around a common question, we wonder: what role does poetry have in envisioning, articulating, or challenging our ecological present? What role does poetry have in anticipating, shaping--or even creating--our future? 

These presentations, part reading and part craft talk, will take place at the UA Poetry...

01/22/2016

SPECTACULAR POETICS features poets Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka. These presentations, part reading and part craft talk, will take place at the Poetry Center with support from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Africana Studies Program, with additional support from the UA Department of East Asian Studies and the UA Medical Humanities Program.

Terrance Hayes: Thursday, 2/4/16, 7 PM
Kimiko Hahn: Thursday, 2/11/16, 7 PM
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01/22/2016

SPECTACULAR POETICS features poets Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka. These presentations, part reading and part craft talk, will take place at the Poetry Center with support from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Africana Studies Program.

To read the press release, click here.

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07-28-15

Poetry Center Announces diverse programming for Fall Lineup

FAMILY DAYS, ART EXHIBITS, READINGS, LECTURES, FILM SCREENINGS,
BOOK CLUBS & MORE

TUCSON, Ariz., July 24, 2015, Tucson Arizona— The Poetry Center presents its Fall lineup of family events, poetry and literature readings, lectures, art and library exhibits, and book clubs. Highlights include readings at the Phoenix Art Museum, a new partnership with the Loft Cinemas, and poetry readings celebrating the return of Arizona poets and former Rincon high students Mark Doty and Brenda Hillman. Also of note is the continued community programming of Family Days, featuring free...

1-25-2015

Continuing on a successful collaboration from the fall 2014 season that brought Walt Whitman’s illustrator Allen Crawford and award-winning poet Thomas Sayers Ellis to Phoenix audiences, the University of Arizona Poetry Center and Phoenix Art Museum will again partner to offer a reading and lecture series this spring, featuring award winning poet and translator Fady Joudah and acclaimed visual artist and poet Jen Bervin.

12-10-2014

The Poetry Center is proud to host a four part series “ThePoetics and Politics of Water,” featuring four major American Indian poets who will read their work to Tucson audiences over the course of the Spring.  Sherwin Bitsui, Simon J. Ortiz, Ofelia Zepeda, and Natalie Diaz will read work that offer insight into the central role that the character of water plays in contemporary American Indian literature.

01/06/2015

The Poetry Center is proud to host an exhibition of the works of photographer and filmmaker Seamus Murphy, containing images of Afghanistan created over a period of 18 years.

08-13-2014

Presenting a collection of new work by Bay Area Artist Karen Green. Lie Quietly opens September 26 and runs until December 10th.  Join us for a reception September 26th from 5-6:30 p.m.

We're thrilled to announce that The University of Arizona Poetry Center has been awarded an Art Works grant to support the 53rd year of the Center's acclaimed Readings and Lecture Series.  The $20,000 award will support expenses incurred by the series in bringing poets and artists to Tucson for free engagements open to the community and slated throughout the program year.  Art Works grants are funded based on the recommendation of a peer review panel. The Poetry Center's proposed project most directly addresses the core Art Works outcomes of engagement with the arts and lifelong learning through the arts.  "The support of the NEA is both symbolically and practically very important for the Poetry Center," notes Executive Director Tyler Meier.  ...

04/22/2014

The UA Poetry Center presents an exhibition of lesbian and feminist works from the personal archives of Chicago-area writer, historian, activist and publisher Marie J. Kuda in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month.  “Lesbian and Feminist Works from the Marie J. Kuda Archives” opens May 19 and will run until July 30, 2014.

The exhibit will include a wide range of materials; from books to small pamphlets to postcards to typescripts, the materials on display tell the story of feminist and particularly lesbian poets creating a language for their experiences. Some of the materials on display had very limited distribution, and they present a unique snapshot of this important political and social movement.

The titles of the books really emphasize this: Ready to...

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