Our Staff Members

Administrative Associate & Building Manager
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Laura Caywood, the Poetry Center's Administrative Associate, is the financial hub for the Center. She is also the...

Literary Director
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Diana Marie Delgado curates and oversees the Reading & Lecture Series and Classes & Workshops at the Poetry...

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

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K12 Education Programs Manager and Community Engagement Specialist
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Wren Goblirsch is one of the K-12 Education Programs Managers and Community Engagement Specialists at the University...

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Marketing Specialist
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Sarah Gzemski is the Marketing Specialist, managing social media, marketing, and promotion at the Poetry Center....

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Archivist & Outreach Librarian
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As Archivist & Outreach Librarian, Julie Swarstad Johnson works with the Poetry Center's archival collections (...

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

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

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K12 Education Programs Manager and Community Engagement Specialist
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Gema Ornelas is one of two K-12 Education Program Managers and Community Engagement Specialists at the University of...

Event Coordinator
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Paola Valenzuela is the Poetry Center’s Event Coordinator. She supports the Literary Director in coordinating and...