The University of Arizona Poetry Center- Rio Named AZ’s First Poet Laureate & UA Faculty Reading

The University of Arizona Poetry Center- Rios Named Az’s First Poet Leurate & UA Faculty Reading

Ríos Named AZ’s First Poet Laureate
The Poetry Center is thrilled to help celebrate the news of Alberto Ríos’ appointment as the inaugural poet laureate of Arizona. Arizona has a rich and compelling literary history that mirrors our people, our beautiful landscapes, our important traditions, our struggles, and our bright future. Ríos is an exciting inaugural laureate with a lifelong history of service work, supporting education and community outreach throughout his distinguished thirty-year career. We look forward to promoting a greater public role for poetry with Ríos and future laureates, and to making the Poetry Center a home base in Arizona for the work mandated by the appointment. Visit the exhibit on his work in the library, and stay tuned for a fall launch event and reading featuring Ríos at the Poetry Center—we hope to see many of you there!
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New for you onvoca
Denise Levertovreads in the Fall of 1973, this reading features poems fromThe Freeing of the Dust, Footprints, andRelearning the Alphabet. Check outanother Levertov reading on voca and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@UAvoca) for updates like this one in your Twitter feed!

UA Faculty Reading
This Thursday, August 29th at 7 p.m. Jane Miller and Joshua Marie Wilkinson, poets and UA Creative Writing Faculty, read from their work. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.Both poets are celebrating recently published books:Swamp Isthmus is Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s new book, and Thunderbird is Jane Miller’s.This reading is sponsored by Melanie and Peter Maier of the Walt Whitman Circle.

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