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Carl Dennis reads primarily from The Outskirts of Troy, which would be published two years after this reading.

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In this, Tess Gallagher's first reading for the Poetry Center, she performs poetry from three of her books and reads the work of Thomas Lux, Andre Breton, and Ciaran Carson.

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Seamus Heaney reads from Death of a Naturalist (1966), Door into the Dark (1969), Wintering Out (1972), North (1975), Field Work (1979), and Sweeney Astray (1983). The reading also features Heaney's lively banter.

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Li-Young Lee reads primarily from his second collection, The City in Which I Love You, which was published the same year as this reading. He also reads one poem from his first collection, Rose (1986).

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David Ignatow reads widely from his work of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s; this reading also includes several uncollected poems.

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Mark Doty discusses his experiences in Tucson and reads a poem about the local Tucson attraction The Valley of the Moon. He reads from three books: Atlantis (1995), My Alexandria (1993), and Bethlehem in Broad Daylight (1991).
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Nancy Mairs reads from In All the Rooms of the Yellow House (1984). She gave this reading with Mark Strand.

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Li-Young Lee reads widely from his body of work and discusses forms, craft, and chance in poetry.

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Claudia Rankine reads from Don't Let Me Be Lonely (2004).

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Patricia Smith reads widely from her work, including several uncollected poems.

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Diane Wakoski reads widely from her body of work.

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David Ignatow reads widely from his work. This reading includes poems collected in Facing the Tree (1975) and Tread the Dark (1978), as well as uncollected poems and early drafts of poems that would go on to appear in collections such as Whisper to the Earth (1981) and Leaving the Door Open (1984).

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Steve Orlen reads from Permission to Speak (1978) and A Place at the Table (1981).

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Billy Collins reads for the inaugural Tucson Festival of Books, including new poems that would be published two years later in Horoscopes for the Dead.

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Boyer Rickel reads primarily from his collections Remanence (2008) and reliquary (2009).

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In this performance, Robert Creeley reads from and discusses his chapbook Yesterdays, published shortly before the reading by Chax Press. He also reads poems that would be published in his posthumous collection On Earth. Creeley closes with the poem "Generous Life," from If I Were Writing This.

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David Wojahn reads primarily from his then-manuscript Late Empire (1994), which would be published two years later. He also reads four sections of his sonnet sequence on rock and roll from Mystery Train (1990).

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At this performance given with Abraham Smith during the Tucson Festival of Books, Kim Addonizio reads from her books Lucifer at the Starlite and What Is This Thing Called Love. Before a question-and-answer session with both poets, Kim Addonizio performs a short song on her harmonica.

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In this reading, Rigoberto González performs poetry and nonfiction; the reading concludes with a question and answer section with Maria Melendez.

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Marie Howe reads poems appearing in What the Living Do (1998).
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Philip Schultz reads poems from several books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning collection The God of Loneliness (2010). He closes the reading with his first public performance of several new poems.

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Marie Howe reads poems from What the Living Do (1998) and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008), as well as a poem published in the American Poetry Review. The majority of poems are accompanied by remarks from the poet.

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Gerald Vizenor reads a selection of his work and discusses haiku and visionary art. Most poems from this reading can be found in his 2006 collection Almost Ashore.

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Lucille Clifton reads widely from her extensive body of work. This performance includes poems from her final collection, Voices (2008), as well as several uncollected and unpublished poems.

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Nancy Mairs reads from a draft version of a manuscript that would later be published as Remembering the Bone House: An Erotics of Place and Space (1989).

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G.C. Waldrep reads from the collection Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (2011); he also reads some uncollected poems.

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L.R. Benes, author of Rune Weave (2011), reads from his uncollected body of work, dating from 1972 to 2011.

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In this reading, originally given with Beth Alvarado, Aurelie Sheehan shares excerpts from the novel History Lessons for Girls (2006), as well as a work in progress called One Hundred Histories.

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Thomas Kinsella reads poems from Downstream (1962), Wormwood (1966), and Nightwalker and Other Poems (1968), as well as poems that would later appear in Collected Poems 1956-1994 (1996) and Selected Poems (2007).

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Brian Turner reads from Here, Bullet (2005). This reading was originally given with Srikanth Reddy and Joshua Marie Wilkinson.

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