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past events:

February 17, 2017
Poetry for the People: A Tucson Poetry Festival Fundraiser
More info here

March 30-April 2, 2016
“UA Poetry Center Presents: Spectacular Poetics & the Poetry of Spectacle.”
A panel discussion presented at AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) 2016 Conference
with Terrence Hayes, Kimiko Hahn, Khadijah Queen, and Adrian Matejka
Los Angeles, CA

If poetry engages with spectacle, why, and in what ways? In this panel, we address increasingly ubiquitous confluences of poetics and spectacle. Is the poet’s task to call attention to bright screens, to celebrity culture, to the many public-facing pleasures and pains of the 21st century? Do poets use spectacle (their understanding of audience, attention, flashing lights) to their advantage? When it comes to spectacle, do we want today’s poets to decry it? reveal it? hold it up? celebrate it?

January 2016
“Fair Weather Reading Series”
Reading with Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
Casa Libre en la Solana, Tucson, AZ

November 11, 2015
“Reclaiming Discourses: Jewish Writers Today”
Talk and poetry reading; part 3 of a 5-part series, also featuring Laynie Browne, Samuel Ace, Kate Bernheimer, and Rachel Zucker. For more information, click here.
Jewish History Museum, Tucson, AZ

October 10 – 12, 2015
“Writing and Being Collaborative Transformation”
with Laura Wetherington and Jill Darling
at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO

March 1, 2014 through March 8, 2014
“Writing Our Way Into Costa Rica”
Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

February 28, 2014
“Using the Journal in the Classroom: Mess, Wildness, and New Sight”
A panel discussion presented at AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) 2014 Conference
with Nels Christensen, Ryan Walsh, Nick Harp, and Laura Wetherington
Seattle, WA

July 18, 2013
“To Witness; or, What We Can’t Explain Away: on poems and sports”
University of Arizona Poetry Center, a Summer Social talk
Tucson, AZ


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