Readings Archive

Since 1962 The University of Arizona Poetry Center has played host to a variety of readings. The Poetry Center has sponsored poets laureate and community members alike (with many of them returning to read multiple times). This is a comprehensive list of those readings.

MLA indicates Modern Languages Auditorium.

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Name Description Location Reading Datesort descending
Robert Duncan Reading PMM Auditorium 12/05/1962
Cecil Day Lewis Reading 04/08/1965
Alan Dugan Reading PMM Auditorium 12/08/1966
Owen Dodson Reading MLA 03/25/1969
Franz Douskey Reading Student Union 10/14/1970
Robert Downs Reading Student Union 03/28/1973
Stephen Dunn Reading MLA 11/05/1975
Bruce Dobler Reading MLA 10/13/1976
Norman Dubie Reading MLA 02/09/1977
Stephen Dunn Reading Student Union 11/04/1977
Alan Dugan Reading MLA 10/25/1978
Stephen Dobyns Reading MLA 03/09/1983
Stephen Dunn Reading MLA 10/30/1985
Carl Dennis Reading MLA 10/15/1986
Harriett Doerr Reading MLA 11/11/1987
Beverly Dahlen Reading MLA 11/09/1988
Alan Dugan Reading MLA 04/24/1991
Nora Marks Dauenhauer Reading Center for Creative Photography 02/10/1992
Toi Derricotte Reading MLA 02/19/1992
W. S. Di Piero Reading MLA 01/20/1993
Mark Doty Reading MLA 10/13/1993
Alison Hawthorne Deming Lecture Student Union 03/24/1994
Richard Dauenhauer Reading MLA 01/24/1996
Nora Marks Dauenhauer Reading MLA 01/24/1996
Alison Hawthorne Deming Reading MLA 11/04/1998
Junot Díaz Reading MLA 02/17/1999
Bei Dao Reading MLA 03/03/1999
Carl Dennis Reading MLA 02/07/2001
Carl Dennis Colloquium Swede Johnson 02/08/2001
Stella Pope Duarte Reading El Casino Ballroom 04/05/2001
W. S. Di Piero Reading MLA 10/24/2001
W. S. Di Piero Lecture Swede Johnson 10/25/2001
Daybreak and Willingness Club Reading Poet's Cottage Cherry Avenue 04/26/2002
Olena Kalytiak Davis Next Word Series MLA 10/08/2003
Dante Marathon Reading UA Museum of Art 09/14/2004
Rita Dove Reading St. Phillips Church 10/27/2004
David Dominguez Next Word Series MLA 02/02/2005
Michel Deguy Reading AME 04/11/2005
Alison Hawthorne Deming Reading MLA 09/07/2005
Bei Dao Reading Poetry Center Second Street 09/13/2005
Alison Hawthorne Deming Lecture Quincie Douglas Library 03/30/2006
Camille Dungy Next Word Series MLA 04/19/2006
Nora Marks Dauenhauer Native Voices Symposium MLA 06/14/2007
Lydia Davis Prose Series Poetry Center 10/16/2007
Junot Díaz Reading Poetry Center 03/24/2008
Craig Dworkin Conceptual Poetry Symposium Poetry Center 05/28/2008
Monica De La Torre Next Word Series Gallagher Theatre 11/21/2008
Alison Hawthorne Deming Tucson Festival of Books ILC 03/14/2009
David Foster Wallace Tribute Prose Series Poetry Center 05/01/2009
Alison Hawthorne Deming Lecture Poetry Center 09/10/2009
David Dunn Lecture Poetry Center 10/29/2009
Alison Hawthorne Deming Reading Poetry Center 11/05/2009
John D'Agata Reading Poetry Center 02/02/2010
Panel Chapbooks Discussion Tucson Festival of Books Kiva Room, Student Union 03/13/2010
Willing Davidson Lecture Poetry Center 03/10/2011
Carl Dennis Reading Poetry Center 11/03/2011
Natalie Diaz 11/07/2011
Monica Drake Reading Poetry Center 03/29/2012
Natalie Diaz Reading Poetry Center 09/06/2012
Natalie Diaz Reading Poetry Center 09/05/2013
Alison Hawthorne Deming Reading Poetry Center 10/02/2014
Natalie Diaz Reading Poetry Center 04/02/2015
Mark Doty Reading Poetry Center 10/01/2015
Mark Doty Reading Phoenix Art Museum 10/02/2015
Rita Dove Reading Poetry Center 10/27/2016
Camille T. Dungy Reading Poetry Center 11/17/2016
Alison Hawthorne Deming Reading Poetry Center 02/16/2017
Rita Dove Reading Phoenix Art Museum 12/01/2017
Timothy Donnelly Lecture Poetry Center 02/23/2018
Natalie Diaz Reading Poetry Center 04/04/2019
Rita Dove Reading Health Sciences Innovation Building 10/13/2022
Mark Doty Reading Poetry Center 12/01/2022
Angel Dominguez Reading Poetry Center 08/03/2023
Timothy Donnelly Reading Poetry Center 10/19/2023