Our Staff/Board Members

Executive Director

Tyler Meier is the Poetry Center's Executive Director. Prior to coming to the Poetry Center, he served as managing...

Administrative Assistant

Laura Caywood, the Poetry Center's Administrative Assistant, is the administrative hub of the Center's activities....

Library Specialist

Sarah Kortemeier assists with the daily operations of the Poetry Center’s library. She holds an MFA in poetry from...

Program Coordinator: K-12 Education

Renee Angle, the Poetry Center's Program Coordinator, oversees administrative and logistical details of educational...

Poetry Center Librarian

Wendy Burk is the author of Tree Talks: Southern Arizona (Delete Press) and the translator of Tedi López...

Library Assistant, Senior

Julie Swarstad Johnson assists with the Poetry Center’s front desk reception, daily library operations, and...

Reading & Lecture Series Coordinator

Hannah Ensor coordinates the Poetry Center's Reading & Lecture Series, Summer Residency Program, other contests...

Assistant: K-12 Education

Aisha Sabatini Sloan is the assistant K-12 education program coordinator at the Poetry Center, particularly...

Classes and Workshops Coordinator

Brian Blanchfield is the author of three books of poetry and prose, most recently Proxies: Essays Near Knowing and A...

Publicity and Publications Coordinator

Sarah Gzemski is the Publicity and Publications Coordinator, managing social media, marketing, and promotion at the...