The University of Arizona Poetry Center- Summer Social with Tyler Meier & Iconic First Editions

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Summer Social with Tyler Meier this Thursday

Beat the heat; meet and engage with new friends! This summer, the Walt Whitman Circle is hosting a short series featuring local artists and writers. These gatherings are informal and open to any and all interested in meeting friends and carving out some space in the day for great conversation and poetry. Join us on August 15, when new Poetry Center Executive Director Tyler Meier talks about the role poetry can play as a cultural signifier in our intimate, shared public moments. The chat begins at 6:15 p.m. at Café à La C’Art in downtown Tucson. Stop by early for wine or a beverage on your way home from work and stay as long as you like.

Iconic First Editions

Don’t forget to stop by the Poetry Center to check out these ‘Selections from the Permanent Collection‘! The Poetry Center Library presents first editions of poetry collections by some of the twentieth century’s most iconic poets. Works in this exhibit are drawn primarily from the Poetry Center’s L.R. Benes Rare Book Room, and some are on display for the first time. Exhibit runs until September 4th.

Voca The UA Poetry Center's A/V Library

New on voca

Writer and Biologist,Elizabeth Bernaysreads from her large body of literary works and discusses her entomological research in this reading and presentation, originally given with Charles Alexander. Follow voca on Twitter (@UAvoca) for updates like this one in your Twitter feed!

Mural in Progress!

Local artist Sid Henderson has been making quite the splash at the Poetry Center these days.The mural that he’s creating in the Children’s Corner is just about finished! Come on by to watch Sid in action, creating the mural, before he finishes up in the next week or so.

Final Summer Reading on August 22nd

The Poetry Center is thrilled to welcome our second summer resident, prose writer Polly Rosenwaike! Polly will be Reading with poets Dexter Booth and Samuel Ace at the Poetry Center on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. In addition to this great reading, Polly will be holding office hours open to all. For more information on heroffice hours and theSummer Readinghead over to our website, be sure to check the Calendar of Events, too!

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