University of Arizona Poetry Center
This Week at the Poetry Center
Reading: Creative Writing MFA Graduates
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 and Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
The Poetry Center concludes its 2011-2012 season with readings by students graduating from the University of Arizona’s Creative Writing MFA program. Join us for two consecutive evenings of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry!
Features & News
April is National Poetry Month! What better affirmation that poetry matters both nationally and in Tucson than a visit from Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild? In addition to participating in an elementary school field trip, the Mayor explained what poetry means to him and shared a list of some of his favorite poets. Read more here.
Congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2012 University of Arizona Student Contests, judged by Kate Bernheimer and Kristi Maxwell!
* Laverne Harrell Clark Fiction Award: Lawrence Lenhart
* Academy of American Poets Prize: Melissa Goodrich
* Margaret Sterling Awards in Poetry: Blake Whalen-Encalarde & Kelly Scherwitzki
* Poetry Center Awards: Jordan Young & Emelia Reuterfors
New on voca! Listen to readings by Cal Bedient (January, 2006), Frances Washburn (March, 2011), and Paul Guest (March 2012).
Coming Up at the Poetry Center
Poetry Off the Page
Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Poetry Center presents its third biennial symposium, showcasing some of today’s most intriguing and adventurous poets who create new work that is best “read” or performed off the page. The weekend schedule is packed with performances, classes, and panels featuring theater, film/video, sculpture, digital code and graphics, song/sound, dance, and more. Tickets are still available, so register now!
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