Our Staff/Board Members

Executive Director

Tyler Meier is the Poetry Center's Executive Director. Prior to coming to the Poetry Center, he served as managing...

Hannah Ensor photo by Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Literary Director

Hannah Ensor directs the Poetry Center's Literary Programs, including the Reading & Lecture Series, Summer...

Library Director

Wendy Burk is the author of Tree Talks: Southern Arizona (Delete Press) and the translator of Tedi López...

Publicity and Publications Coordinator

Sarah Gzemski is the Publicity and Publications Coordinator, managing social media, marketing, and promotion at the...

Instruction and Outreach Librarian

Sarah Kortemeier oversees University educational outreach for the Poetry Center Library. She holds an MFA in Poetry...

Aisha Sabatini Sloan
Education Program Coordinator

Aisha Sabatini Sloan is the K-12 education program coordinator at the Poetry Center, particularly supporting the ...

Library Specialist

As Library Specialist, Julie Swarstad Johnson supports the daily operations of the Poetry Center Library. She serves...

Wren Awry, Education Programs Assistant
Education Programs Assistant

Wren Awry is the Education Programs Assistant at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. They have a BA in Creative...

Administrative Associate & Building Manager

Laura Caywood, the Poetry Center's Administrative Associate, is the administrative hub of the Center's activities....

Events Coordinator

As the Poetry Center's Events Coordinator, Becka Ranta works with the Literary Director to execute the Poetry Center...