Events

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 9:00am
Curated by Rebecca Ranta This exhibit highlights the scope of influence of Wallace Berman and the culture he created around his handmade journal, Semina, including works by poets of his circle as well as those made today. 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 5:30pm
Is climate change an opportunity for social transformation, and can poetry offer provocations and insights along the way? Join us for a Whitman Circle Summer Social happy hour with poet and geographer Eric Magrane in a discussion on poetry and climate change. In fall 2015, Magrane designed and taught a Climate Change & Poetry course for the Poetry Center, one of the first of its kind anywhere. Come join the conversation as the Poetry Center gears up for next year's reading series with a special focus on climate change. This event takes place in the Copper Room at Hotel Congress.   The event will feature complimentary snacks and a cash bar; doors at 5:30, program at 6pm.  The Poetry Center is committed to programming that is accessible... Read more
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
Join us for our first Reading & Lecture Series event of the Summer 2016 season as we celebrate new publications from Renee Angle (WoO, Letter Machine Editions 2016) and Wendy Burk (Tree Talks: Southern Arizona, Delete Press 2016 and a translation of Tedi López Mills’s Against the Current, Phoneme Media 2016).
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Join us for a Whitman Circle Summer Social happy hour presentation by Kore Press publisher and co-founder Lisa Bowden, and learn more about the publishing and community work of Tucson gem Kore Press.  This event takes place in the Copper Room at Hotel Congress.   Event will feature complimentary snacks and a cash bar; doors at 5:30, program at 6pm.  The Poetry Center is committed to programming that is accessible to all.  Please contact us with questions or concerns: 520-626-3765.  Image shows Kore Press co-founders Lisa Bowden and Karen Falkenstrom during the inaugural year of the press, 1993. 
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
2016 UA Poetry Center Summer Resident Vickie Vértiz will read from her work alongside fiction writer Erin Stalcup. To be followed by a Q&A.  For more information on the UA Poetry Center Summer Residency, click here.