University of Arizona Poetry Center- A Closer Look Book Club: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Join us around the Persian rug in the Dorothy Rubel Room as we discuss one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature. Copies of Ceremony are available for purchase at the Poetry Center’s gift shop.
A Memorial Tribute to the Life and Poetry of Morgan Lucas Schuldt
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 3 p.m.
This memorial tribute features reminiscences and readings from Morgan’s books and chapbooks: Erros (forthcoming), Verge, (as vanish, unespecially), L=u=N=G=U=A=G=E, and Otherhow. A reception immediately follows the tribute.
Features & News
Congratulations to Joshua Furtado from Tucson High Magnet School, winner of the 2012 Arizona Poetry Out Loud State Competition! On March 29th, at Phoenix Center for the Arts, Furtado brought the house down with his renditions of Eve Merriam’s “Catch a Little Rhyme,” Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee,” and Ravi Shankar’s “Contraction.” Josh will be heading to the Poetry Out Loud Nationals in Washington D.C., May 13-15, to represent the state of Arizona. Good luck, Josh! We’re so proud of you!
Students in the Tucson area have taken the state title four times in the last five years. Josh’s win represents the second year in a row that a student from Tucson has taken the state championship. The University of Arizona Poetry Center serves as a regional partner to the Arizona Commission on the Arts in administering this national program and helps to send poets into high schools across the Southern Arizona region to coach students in poetry recitation and prepare for competition. Watch Josh’s performance at the regional finals and learn how to participate in next year’s program here.
Our Latest Feature: Poet Christopher Nelson provides us with an annotated reading list full of nuances and surprises. His selections include works by poets, a translator, and a psychoanalyst. Christopher earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona, where he was a Jacob Javits Fellow. His chapbook BLUE HOUSE was published in 2009 by the Poetry Society of America.
Next Week at the Poetry Center
Reading: A POETIC INVENTORY OF SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Come hear poetry and prose inspired by local species such as the Bark Scorpion, Jumping Cholla, Flicker, Saguaro, Mountain Lion, Gila Monster, Sacred Datura, Tarantula, Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake, and Harris Hawk. Featuring Eric Magrane, Christopher Cokinos, Laynie Browne, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Cybele Knowles, Ken Lamberton, Kristen Nelson, Logan Phillips, Maria Elena Wakamatsu, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and others.
Also, please join us for a reception before the reading, starting at 6 p.m. The reception and reading are free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
Established in 1978, PERSONA is the University of Arizona’s undergraduate literary journal. Contributors to Persona read at this celebration of the new issue.
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