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
Nicanor Parra Reading Liberal Arts Auditorium 05/17/1970
Robert Pack Reading MLA 04/10/1974
Postwar British Reading Student Union 10/09/1974
Plath and Sexton Memorial Reading Reading Student Union 09/26/1976
C. E. Poverman Reading MLA 09/22/1977
Greg Pape Reading 09/24/1978
Greg Pape Reading 09/24/1978
Jonathan Penner Reading MLA 12/06/1978
Robert Pack Reading 10/31/1979
Grace Paley Reading 03/12/1980
Robert Pinsky Reading MLA 09/10/1980
Vasko Popa Reading MLA 04/02/1981
Robert Pack Lecture Student Union 11/12/1981
Linda Pastan Reading MLA 01/26/1983
Poetry Center Centennial Celebration 04/14/1985
Lawrence Clark Powell Reading 11/13/1985
Grace Paley Reading Harvill Auditorium 01/30/1986
Jonathan Penner Reading MLA 09/13/1989
C. E. Poverman Reading MLA 10/04/1989
Persona Magazine Reading Kiva Auditorium 04/29/1992
Adélia Prado Reading MLA 10/14/1992
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/28/1993
Greg Pape Reading MLA 01/19/1994
Greg Pape Lecture Student Union 01/20/1994
Robert Pinsky Reading MLA 03/09/1994
Robert Pinsky Lecture Student Union 03/10/1994
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 05/04/1994
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 05/03/1995
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 05/01/1996
Bob Perelman Reading MLA 01/29/1997
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/30/1997
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/28/1999
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/19/2000
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/18/2001
Jonathan Penner Reading MLA 09/05/2001
Loida Perez Prose Series MLA 09/12/2001
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/17/2002
Poetry and Architecture: Form and Function Discussion Line and Space 04/01/2003
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/30/2003
Michael Palmer Reading MLA 01/28/2004
Michael Palmer Lecture Himmell Park Library 01/29/2004
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/28/2004
Rodney Phillips Hi-Tea Poetry Center/First Street 09/20/2004
Francine Prose Prose Series MLA 01/19/2005
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/27/2005
Robert Pinsky Colloquium Swede Johnson 11/09/2005
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/26/2006
Persona Magazine Reading MLA 04/26/2007
Persona Magazine Reading Poetry Center 05/01/2008
Marjorie Perloff Conceptual Poetry Symposium Poetry Center 05/28/2008
Poetry Out-Loud Finalists Tucson Festival of Books 03/14/2009
Persona Magazine Reading Poetry Center 04/16/2009
D. A. Powell Tucson Festival of Books Kiva Room, Student Union 03/14/2010
Liza Porter Reading Poetry Center 03/25/2010
Persona Magazine 04/14/2010
Ernesto Portillo Jr. An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Friends Centennial Hall 11/07/2010
Julie Paegle Tucson Lit Press Fest Poetry Center 03/26/2011
Publishing in the Twenty-First Century Panel Tucson Lit Press Fest Poetry Center 03/26/2011
John T Price Reading Poetry Center 03/19/2012
Julie Ezelle Patton Poetry Off the Page Symposium The Rogue Theatre 05/19/2012
Julie Ezelle Patton Poetry Off the Page Symposium Poetry Center 05/20/2012
Carl Phillips Reading Poetry Center 11/01/2012
Logan Phillips Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals Poetry Center 03/02/2013
C.E. Poverman Fall Reading Series UA Poetry Center 09/19/2013
Lia Purpura Reading Poetry Center 10/03/2013
Craig Santos Perez Reading Poetry Center 09/18/2014
Elena Passarello Reading Poetry Center 04/13/2017
Morgan Parker Reading Phoenix Art Museum 09/05/2018
Tommy Pico Reading Phoenix Art Museum 09/05/2018
Morgan Parker Reading Poetry Center 09/06/2018
Tommy Pico Reading Poetry Center 09/06/2018
Carl Phillips Reading Poetry Center 10/25/2018
Kiki Petrosino Reading Poetry Center 01/31/2019