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 Descriptionsort descending Location Reading Date
Alberto Alvaro Ríos 10/28/1987
Boyer Rickel 04/06/2004
Robert Lowell Memorial Reading 01/25/1978
Adrienne Rich Colloquium 03/22/1989
Aleida Rodríguez Colloquium MLK Building 03/30/2000
D.J. Renegade Colloquium/Mondo Hip-Hop Swede Johnson 10/27/2000
Srikanth Reddy Lecture Poetry Center 11/19/2015
Srikanth Reddy Lecture Poetry Center 02/23/2018
Marilynne Robinson Lecture Poetry Center 09/20/2008
David Rivard Lecture Poetry Center 01/17/2012
Srikanth Reddy Next Word Series MLA 10/26/2006
Claudia Rankine Poetry Off the Page Symposium Poetry Center 05/18/2012
Elizabeth Rollins Poetry Off the Page Symposium Poetry Center 05/20/2012
Marilynne Robinson Prose Series Poetry Center 09/19/2008
Luis J. Rodriguez Reading MLA 02/15/1995
William Roecker Reading 11/24/1970
Erik Reece Reading Poetry Center 11/17/2015
Pattiann Rogers Reading MLA 09/20/1995
Claudia Rankine Reading Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building 09/16/2016
Jean Rukkila Reading Harvill Auditorium 11/30/1983
Benjamin Rybeck Reading Poetry Center 10/20/2016
Polly Rosenwaike Reading Poetry Center 08/22/2013
Richard Russo Reading Social Sciences Auditorium 10/23/2002
Camille Rankine Reading Poetry Center 04/06/2017
Jonathan Rothschild Reading Poetry Center 10/19/2012
Michael Ryan Reading MLA 09/09/1981
Mary Ruefle Reading Poetry Center 04/20/2017
William Pitt Root Reading MLA 11/04/1972
Boyer Rickel Reading Gallagher Theatre 01/22/2009
Kristen Radtke Reading Poetry Center 01/25/2018
Lawrence Raab Reading MLA 03/05/1975
Thomas Rogers Reading 10/20/1977
Camille Rankine Reading Phoenix Art Museum 04/07/2017
A. K. Ramanujan Reading Gallagher Theatre 02/15/1972
John Crowe Ransom Reading Liberal Arts Auditorium 03/15/1967
Patrick Rosal Reading Poetry Center 03/21/2019
David Ray Reading UA BookStore 04/20/2004
George Reavey Reading PMM Auditorium 04/19/1967
Claudia Rankine Reading MLA 10/19/2005
Peter Redgrove Reading 10/27/1971
Ishmael Reed Reading MLA 03/29/1989
Marta Reid Reading Liberal Arts Auditorium 02/11/1969
Kenneth Rexroth Reading Liberal Arts Auditorium 03/16/1962
David S. Reynolds Reading MLA 10/21/1994
Alberto Alvaro Ríos Reading Poetry Center 09/10/2010
Jewell Parker Rhodes Reading MLA 04/26/1995
Adrienne Rich Reading MLA 01/31/1974
Adrienne Rich Reading MLA 03/22/1989
Boyer Rickel Reading MLA 10/02/1991
David Rivard Reading Poetry Center 01/19/2012
David Rivard Reading MLA 11/13/1996
Marina Rivera Reading MLA 11/01/1978
Robin Robertson Reading MLA 10/29/2003
Karen Rigby Reading Poetry Center 07/25/2013
Marilynne Robinson Reading MLA 03/03/1993
Alberto Alvaro Ríos Reading Poetry Center 11/01/2013
Mary Elsie Robertson Reading MLA 02/14/1990
Robin Robertson Reading Poetry Center 11/14/2014
Peter Rock Reading MLA 04/03/2002
Ariana Reines Reading Conrad Wilde Gallery 02/21/2015
Jerome Rothenberg Reading Poetry Center 10/27/2015
Aleida Rodríguez Reading MLA 03/29/2000
Srikanth Reddy Reading Poetry Center 11/12/2015
D.J. Renegade Reading/Mondo Hip-Hop Rialto Theatre 10/27/2000
Claudia Rankine Screening/Q&A Poetry Center 05/18/2012
Alberto Alvaro Ríos Southwest Poets 11/02/1989
Matthew Rotando Summer Residency Reading Poetry Center 06/13/2011
Elizabeth Rollins Summer Resident Reading Poetry Center 07/21/2011
Jonathan Rothschild Tucson Festival of Books Kiva Room, Student Union 03/14/2010
Emma Ramey Tucson Lit Press Fest Poetry Center 03/26/2011