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The University of Arizona Poetry Center presents biennale symposia on poetry and interdisciplinary explorations in the arts and humanities. Recent symposia include Native Voices: Indigenous Language and Poetry and Conceptual Poetry and Its Others. Occasional one-day events, such as A Tribute to Gustaf Sobin, are also presented.
Gustaf Sobin is a US-born writer who for more than 40 years wove the history, sensations, and language of his adopted Provence into his poetry and prose. Sobin's greatest popularity came with the 2000 novel The Fly-Truffler. He published more than a dozen books of poetry, four novels, a children's story, and two compilations of essays. He died of pancreatic cancer in Cavaillon, Vaucluse, France on July 7, 2005. Click here for more information on the Tribute. Click here to learn more about this Tribute, and here for video recordings of the panel and reading.