Readings & Lectures

Established in 1962, the University of Arizona Poetry Center Reading and Lecture Series presents readings by nationally known poets including Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, Arizona poets, lectures on poetry and literature, interdisciplinary performances, and outreach events at which writers of all ages share their creative work and are celebrated for their achievements. Our annual Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading features emerging and innovative writers. The Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation Reading presents translators of poetry and international poets. UA Prose Series readings, curated by the University of Arizona Creative Writing faculty and featuring writers of fiction and nonfiction, are also presented as part of the Poetry Center’s Reading and Lecture Series.

In 1963, the Poetry Center began recording readings presented under the auspices of the Series. We have now archived fifty years of readings of by poets and writers. These recordings are available to all through voca, our online audiovisual library.

If you require American Sign Language interpretation for Reading and Lecture Series events, please submit a request to poetry@email.arizona.edu. We require a minimum advance notice of two weeks; requests made further in advance are strongly preferred.

Unless otherwise noted, Reading and Lecture Series events take place at the Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen Street.

02/18/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This spring, the UA Poetry Center features Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka in a series called “...

02/25/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This series is presented with support from the UA Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry and the Africana Studies Department.

This spring, the UA Poetry Center features Terrance Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka in a series called “...

03/03/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

UA Prose Series readings are co-sponsored by the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of English.

The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction.

In the first...

03/24/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poet David Baker reads from his work, to be followed by a brief Q&A. 

04/13/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poet Marilyn Hacker's newest work, A Stranger's Mirror: New and Selected Poems, celebrates the most recent twenty of a remarkable fourty-year literary career. Hacker's poetry is feminist, erotic, and politically acute. She explores cultural...

04/14/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poet Marilyn Hacker reads from her work, to be followed by a brief Q&A. 

This reading is our annual Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation Reading featuring translators of poetry, international poets, and writers and scholars working with the boundless...

04/21/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Established in 1978, Persona is the University of Arizona’s undergraduate literary journal. Contributors to Persona read at this celebration of the new issue.

04/28/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

UA Prose Series readings are co-sponsored by the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of English.

The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction.

In this second...

05/05/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Students graduating from the University of Arizona MFA in Creative Writing program read from their work.

05/06/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Students graduating from the University of Arizona MFA in Creative Writing program read from their work.

05/12/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Students and instructors who participated this spring in the Poetry Center’s Classes & Workshops program read from their work.

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