University of Arizona Poetry Center- UA Prose Series Reading: Brent Hendricks and Nicole Walker & Shop Talk: The Poetry of J. Michael Martínez, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Roberto Tejada

This Week at the Poetry Center

UA Prose Series Reading: Brent Hendricks and Nicole Walker
TONIGHT! Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the UA Department of English
Brent Hendricks’ newly released memoir, A Long Day at the End of the World, recounts the chilling discovery of his father’s body among hundreds of abandoned and decayed corpses at the Tri-State Crematory in Georgia in February 2002. Nicole Walker’s new nonfiction book, Quench Your Thirst with Salt, is “part affecting memoir, part lyric meditation on water, part cultural critique, but finally about all that is unquenchable in the human experience” (Robin Hemley).
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Shop Talk: The Poetry of J. Michael Martínez, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Roberto Tejada
Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a triple feature at this Shop Talk led by poet, dancer, and University of Arizona MFA graduate Christina Vega-Westhoff. She will lead us in a discussion of the work of J. Michael Martínez, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Roberto Tejada, three exciting contemporary poets who will read for the Poetry Center on April 25.
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Latino/a Poetry Now: J. Michael Martínez, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Roberto Tejada
Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Letras Latinas/Poetry Society of America
This reading, showcasing a new generation of Latino/a poets, is part of “Latino/a Poetry Now,” a two-year national tour sponsored by Letras Latinas and the Poetry Society of America. Francisco Aragón, director of Letras Latinas, will open the event, and poets J. Michael Martínez, Carmen Giménez Smith, and Roberto Tejada will read from their work. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session and book signing.
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Family Days
Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This month’s Family Day features a rocking dance party by special guest dancers from BreakOut Studios! Other poem-happenings include Poetry Joeys creative writing workshops, yoga, multilingual story time, a book club based around The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and more!
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Peggy Shumaker and Eloise Klein Healy

New on voca:
Peggy Shumaker &
Eloise Klein Healy

New on voca, the Poetry Center’s online audio/video library:Peggy Shumaker reads from Toucan Nest: Poems of Costa Rica (2013) and Eloise Klein Healy reads from A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings (2013). Both poets read their work at the Poetry Center on March 21, 2013.(Photo by Cybele Knowles)

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