People

Tyler Meier
Executive Director

Tyler Meier is the Poetry Center's Executive Director. Prior to coming to the Poetry Center, he served as managing editor at The Kenyon Review and co-director of the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. He received an MFA from the University of Washington, and his poetry and nonfiction have appeared in At Length, AGNI (online), Laurel Review, Bat City Review, jubilat, Washington Square, Thermos, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere.

Renee Angle
Renee Angle
Program Coordinator: K-12 Education, Awards and Residencies

Renee Angle, the Poetry Center's Program Coordinator, oversees administrative and logistical details of educational outreach programs. Her poems have been published in Diagram, Practice New Art + Writing, Sonora Review, EOAGH, I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women, and in the chapbook Lucy Design in the Papal Flea (dancing girl press).

Wendy Burk
Wendy Burk
Poetry Center Librarian

Wendy Burk is the recipient of a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship. She is the author of two chapbooks, The Deer and The Place Names The Place Named, and the translator of Tedi López Mills’s While Light Is Built. Her work has appeared in VOLT, Trickhouse, Terrain.org, Tin House, Spiral Orb, Colorado Review, and other journals.

Annie Guthrie
Annie Guthrie
Marketing Director

Annie Guthrie is a writer and jeweler from Tucson.  She teaches and is the Marketing Director at the UA Poetry Center. She has work published  inTarpaulin Sky, Ploughshares, Fairy Tale Review, Many Mountains Moving, HNGMAN, The Destroyer, RealPoetik, Everyday Genius, Omniverse, The Volta, Spiral Orb, The Dictionary Project, 1913, A Journal of Forms, Drunken Boat, and more. Her first collection of poetry will be published by Tupelo Press in Spring 2015.

Cybele Knowles
Cybele Knowles
Programs Coordinator

Cybele Knowles oversees the Reading and Lecture Series, Classes & Workshops program, and the Closer Look Book Club. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona and an MA in English from U.C. Berkeley. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Fairy Tale Review, The Destroyer, Spiral Orb, Diagram, Pindeldyboz, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Faucheuse, and The Prose Poem.

Sarah Kortemeier
Sarah Kortemeier
Library Specialist

Sarah Kortemeier assists with the daily operations of the Poetry Center’s library. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Folio, Sliver of Stone, and Spiral Orb; she has also been a finalist in the annual Gulf Coast and Tennessee Williams Festival Poetry Contests.

Julie Lauterbach-Colby
Development Program Coordinator

Julie Lauterbach-Colby holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona as well as degrees in English and Spanish from Whitworth University. She is co-owner and founder of Chicken-Scratch Editing, LLC, an editing business based in Tucson. Her work has appeared in Script, Metaphor, Lost Magazine, Diagram, and more.

Staff Support

Samuel Ace
Photographer
Amanda Hunt
Graphic Design
Jarrett Eakins
Graduate Student Assistant
Sarah Minor
Education Programs Assistant
Jonathan Riccio
Digital Projects Intern
Erin Zwiener
Graduate Student Assistant

Advisory Board

Karen Borek
Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies Program
Susan Briante
Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Program
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Director, Creative Writing Program
Janice Dewey
Adjunct Professor, Reading Series Colloquium
Sara Feld
University of Arizona Undergraduate, Psychology and Creative Writing
Aileen A. Feng
Assistant Professor, French and Italian Department
Farid Matuk
Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Program
Leerom Medovoi
Department Head, English
Tyler Meier
Executive Director, Poetry Center
John Melillo
Assistant Professor, English Department
Lisa O'Neill
Writer, Adjunct Lecturer, and Founder of The Dictionary Project
Kathy Short
Professor, Teaching/Learning and Sociocultural Studies
Mary Wildner-Bassett
Dean, College of Humanities

Development Committee

Christine Baines
Beth Bank
Gail Browne
Winifred Bundy
Colleen Burns
Emeritus
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Norma Feldman
Bill Finley
Jim Hannley
James Hensley
Jimmye Hillman
Emeritus
Randall Holdridge
Emeritus
Sylvia Lett
Tony Luebbermann
Chair
Elizabeth Rollings
Helen Schaefer
Co-chair
Richard Shelton
Emeritus
Frances Sjoberg

 

Donna Somma
Susan Wallach
James Walsh
Mary Wildner-Bassett
COH Dean

Volunteers

Christine Baines
Docent
Nicole Becwar
Library Volunteer
Dianne Bret Harte
Docent
Sylvia Chan
Volunteer Receptionist
Docent
Lisa Cole
Volunteer Receptionist
Nancy Curtis
Volunteer Receptionist
David Dickerson
Volunteer Receptionist
Shelby Driscoll
Library Volunteer
Monica Durazo
Volunteer Receptionist
Elaine Folland
Docent
Marc Goldfeder
Docent
Jackie Goldman
Docent
Veronica Gonzales
Docent
Carol Hohman
Volunteer Receptionist
Charles Jennings
Volunteer Receptionist
Lynn Konrad
Volunteer Receptionist
Tony Luebbermann
Docent
Volunteer Receptionist
Laura Maher
Volunteer Receptionist
Mary Myers
Docent
Arthur Naiman
Docent
Pamela Pierce
Digital Researcher
Library Volunteer
Erin Przybylinski
Volunteer Receptionist
Madison Reynolds
Library Volunteer
Brittany Rudolph
Volunteer Receptionist
Barrie Ryan
Docent
Brianna Sheaffer
Library Volunteer
Barbara Sherman
Volunteer Receptionist
Curt Stubbs
Docent
Sandy Szelag
Docent
Lane Undhjem
Volunteer Receptionist
Whitney Vale
Volunteer Receptionist
Docent
Marty Valencia
Volunteer Receptionist
Jaime Valenzuela
Library Volunteer
Susan Wallach
Docent
Natalie Welch
Volunteer Receptionist
Phillip Woodall
Docent

Consultants

Jeff Davis
Archival Engineer
Bart Rossmann
Website; Audio Video Library Project
Jonathan VanBallenberghe
Videography
Arizona Board of Regents