An internationally renowned poetry library, the Poetry Center sponsors numerous University and community programs, including readings and lectures, classes and workshops, discussion groups, symposia, writing residencies, poets-in-the-schools, poets-in-the-prisons, contests, exhibitions, and online resources, including standards-based poetry curricula. An area of special emphasis within the College of Humanities, the Poetry Center is open and fully accessible to the public.
The University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0150
HOURS OF OPERATION (SCHOOL YEAR)
|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.*|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
* On Thursday evenings when we host a Reading & Lecture Series event, the library will close one hour early, at 7:00 PM. For our calendar of events, see poetry.arizona.edu/calendar.
Upcoming Closures: 2018-2019
- Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
- Thursday, July 4 to Monday, July 15 (Summer Closure)
Summer hours 2019
From May 13-August 25 the Poetry Center will be closed on Mondays. All other hours will remain the same (Open Tuesday-Saturday). School year hours will resume Monday, August 26, 2019.
Free parking is available in Zone 1 lots around the Poetry Center after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Paid parking is also available in the Highland Avenue Garage, across the street from the Poetry Center.
CODE OF CONDUCT
A condensed version of the Poetry Center's Code of Conduct is posted in the Center's library. For a view of our complete Code of Conduct and Poetry Center policies, click here: Poetry Center Code of Conduct.
You can take a virtual tour of the Poetry Center online using our panoramic viewer.