Our Staff/Board Members

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Education Coordinator

Wren Awry is one of the K-12 Education Programs Coordinators at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. They are...

Administrative Associate & Building Manager

Laura Caywood, the Poetry Center's Administrative Associate, is the financial hub of the Center's programming. She...

Diana Delgado, Literary Director
Literary Director

Diana Marie Delgado's first poetry collection, "Tracing the Horse," is forthcoming from BOA Editions (Fall, 2019)....

Senior Library Assistant

As the Senior Library Assistant, Leela Denver is the Poetry Center’s first point of contact for the public. She...

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Publicity and Publications Coordinator

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

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Events Program Coordinator

Patri Hadad facilitates the Reading and Lecture...

Senior Library Specialist

As Senior Library Specialist, Julie Swarstad Johnson manages the daily operations of the Poetry Center Library. She...

Library Director

Sarah Kortemeier oversees the Poetry Center Library, directing Library policy, programs, budgeting, and collection...

Executive Director

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

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Education Coordinator

Gema Ornelas is one the K-12 Education Programs Coordinators at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. She is...