Events

December 13th, 2018
Students and instructors who participated this summer and fall in the Poetry Center’s Classes & Workshops Program read from their work.    
December 6th, 2018
Maggie Smith concludes her two-week residency with On Wonder and (Re)Discovery in Poetry. Poems help us see anew; they invite us to (re)discover the world we live in. But how? In this craft lecture we’ll explore how a variety of contemporary poets use line, syntax, metaphor, and anaphora to “show their thinking” on the page, not only embracing wonder and discovery but also formally enacting it... Read more
November 29th, 2018
We are proud to present Maggie Smith, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing. Maggie Smith’s fall residency is presented with support from the Amazon Literary Partnership.    
November 15th, 2018
We are proud to present Randall Horton, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.    
November 11th, 2018
Join the Tucson community for a Poetry Center docent-led celebratory reading featuring the voices of poets who are deceased but whose legacy lives on.   
November 8th, 2018
The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction. The UA Poetry Center is proud to present James Allen Hall.  James Allen Hall's first book of poems, Now You're the Enemy, published as a winner in the 2008 University of Arkansas Poetry Series, won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters,... Read more
October 30th, 2018
Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) is a psychiatrist with a firm understanding of human nature—or so she thinks. When the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck) becomes the new chief of staff at her institution, the bookish and detached Constance plummets into a whirlwind of tangled identities and feverish psychoanalysis, where the greatest risk is to fall in love. A transcendent... Read more
October 26th, 2018
Andre Goodfriend’s 30-year career in diplomacy has taken him to Tel Aviv, New Dehli, Moscow, Frankfurt, London, Damascus and Budapest. Much of his work has revolved around the role of information technology in managing consular operations and streamlining the services and safety provided to American citizens abroad.  Goodfriend, Director of the U.S. Office of eDiplomacy, is the 2018 College of... Read more
October 25th, 2018
We are proud to present Carl Phillips, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing. Carl Phillips is the author of fourteen books of poetry, most recently Wild Is the Wind (FSG, 2018), and Reconnaissance (FSG, 2015), winner of the PEN USA Award and the Lambda Literary Award.  He is also the author of two books of prose: The Art of Daring:... Read more
October 23rd, 2018
Colonialism involved much more than military and administrative dominance. Again and again, in different geographical regions and across different eras, various conquering powers used violence directed against indigenous religions and the imposition of Christianity as a strategy to cement their rule. Using the assumptions and confusion inherent in the shared label “Indian” as a starting point, UA... Read more

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