Events

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
The Poetry Center is proud to present Solmaz Sharif and Danniel Schoonebeek, who will read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing. Solmaz Sharif Solmaz Sharif’s poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and othersHer first poetry collection, Look, is published by Graywolf Press (July 2016). A former Stenger Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University. Danniel Schoonebeek Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014) and the forthcoming collection of poems Trébuchet, which was a 2015 National Poetry Series selection and will be published by University of Georgia Press in... Read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
Poet and professor Barbara Cully leads a Shop Talk on the work of poet Morgan Lucas Schuldt (1978-2012). An acclaimed poet, editor, and graduate of the University of Arizona’s Creative Writing program, Schuldt influenced several generations of Tucson writers. His legacy is celebrated in the Poetry Center’s annual Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading. Shop Talks take a “round table” approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, resulting in a collegial atmosphere. Each Shop Talk begins with a mini-lecture on the featured author, followed by a conversation about the author and the work. A study packet containing biographical information, excerpts, and criticism is made available for each event; no advance knowledge of the poet or... Read more
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
Julie Iromuanya, author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor (2015, finalist for multiple awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Debut Fiction Award), and Karen Brennan, author of seven books including, most recently, Monsters (2016) read as part of the UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona. Julie Iromuanya is a writer, scholar, and educator. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she is the daughter of Igbo Nigerian immigrants. Her creative writing has appeared in The Kenyon ReviewPassages North, the Cream City Review, and the Tampa Review, among other journals. Her scholarly-critical... Read more
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
As part of its mission to inspire an enduring spirit of inquiry, discovery, and responsibility, the UA Honors College presents award-winning poet, playwright, and essayist Claudia Rankine. A finalist for the National Book Award, Rankine’s Citizen holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. She also co-produces a video series... Read more
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
Welcome To This House (2015), is a feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure.  Hammer filmed in Bishop’s ‘best loved homes’ in the US, Canada, and Brazil believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories.  Interviews with poets, friends, and scholars provide “missing documents” of numerous female lovers. Bishop’s intimate poetry is beautifully performed by Kathleen Chalfant and with the creative music composition by Joan La Barbara brings Bishop into our lives with new facts and unexpected details. Please join us for a screening and Q&A with Barbara Hammer at The Loft Cinema. Barbara... Read more
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
​December 7, 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In preparation for this day of remembrance, join us for a free film series depicting the major Pacific War battles of Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima and reflect on the legacy of these momentous events for the United States and Japan. East Asian Studies Professor, Nathaniel Smith, will lead a brief description after each film. All movies are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the College of Humanities, East Asian Studies and the University Libraries. Film Series Gallagher Theater, in the Student Union Memorial Center, will host a film series, showing movies that explore Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Iwo Jima. Each will start at 6 p.m.: Nov. 7: "Tora! Tora!... Read more