The UA Poetry Center is excited to announce the publication of Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic, edited by Naomi Shihab Nye, David Hassler, and our very own executive director Tyler Meier. On Thursday, April 14 at 4 pm Arizona time/PST, the National Writing Project, in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, is offering a virtual book discussion and writing workshop with Nye, Hassler, and Meier. You can learn more about it and register via the link below:
In March 2021, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and the University of Arizona Poetry Center launched a global participatory art project, inviting anyone to share experiences of the pandemic and vaccination through poetry. Dear Vaccine: Global Voices Speak to the Pandemic features selections from over 2,300 poetry submissions to the project, which come from all 50 states and 118 different countries.
During this session participants will learn about this project, gain strategies for engaging their students by exploring experiences of the pandemic in all its complexity, and be guided through a reflective writing exercise. The first 200 teachers to register for (and attend) this event will receive a free copy of Dear Vaccine courtesy of the Poetry Foundation. Please RSVP to our virtual author chat. You won’t want to miss this timely and innovative experience.