Jane Miller reads from American Odalisque (1987), Black Holes, Black Stockings (1985), and The Greater Leisures (1983).
Steve Orlen reads poems that would later appear in his first two chapbooks, Sleeping on Doors (1975) and Separate Creatures (1976), and his first full-length collection, Permission to Speak (1978). He also reads a number of poems that remain uncollected.
Steve Orlen reads from Permission to Speak (1978).
Steve Orlen reads largely uncollected early poems, some of which appeared in Poetry magazine or would later appear in his chapbooks Sleeping on Doors (1975) and Separate Creatures (1976).
Steve Orlen reads from Permission to Speak (1978) and A Place at the Table (1981).
Stephanie Balzer performs prose poems from her chapbooks Revenant and faster, faster. She ends the reading with a discussion about her relationship with prose poem form.
Elizabeth Evans reads excerpts from her third novel, Rowing in Eden.
Jane Miller reads from her collection Midnights (2008).
At the inaugural Tucson Festival of Books, Steve Orlen reads poems from his Hollyridge Press chapbook A Thousand Threads (2009). This reading was originally given alongside Jane Miller and includes a question and answer session with both poets.
Pamela Uschuck reads poems from Scattered Risks (2005), Greatest Hits (2009), and Crazy Love (2009).
This panel discussion features faculty poets from the University of Arizona Creative Writing MFA Program. Alison Hawthorne Deming, Boyer Rickel, Jane Miller, and Steve Orlen participate in a dialogue about the writing process, moderated by Barbara Cully.
Jane Miller reads from her third collection, American Odalisque (1987), as well as from August Zero (1993), which would be published the following year. She also reads an excerpt from her nonfiction collection Working Time: Essays on Poetry, Culture, and Travel (1992).
This event, a collaboration with the University of Arizona School of Dance, pairs poetry by Richard Siken and Catherine Wing with original music, choreography, and dance performances by School of Dance faculty and students. Original music for this performance was composed and performed by Suzanne Knosp, with choreography by Elizabeth George, Jory Hancock, and Melissa Lowe.
Lydia Millet reads from her novel Magnificence (2012) as part of the University of Arizona Prose Series. This reading was originally given with Shannon Cain.
In this reading, originally given with Alison Hawthorne Deming, Jane Miller reads poems from the collection A Palace of Pearls (2005).
Richard Siken reads poems that would later be published in Crush (2005). This reading was originally given with Brian Blanchfield.
Melissa Buckheit reads from Noctilucent (2012), as well as new and uncollected work. This reading was originally given with Karen Rigby and Anne Shaw.
Jane Miller reads primarily from Thunderbird (2013). This reading was originally given with Joshua Marie Wilkinson.
Richard Siken reads poems from Crush (2005). This reading was originally given with Camille T. Dungy and Heriberto Yépez for the Next Word in Poetry Series.
Just after joining the University of Arizona faculty, Elizabeth Evans reads the first chapter of an unpublished manuscript titled Ancient History, parts of which went on to be included in her novel Rowing in Eden (2000).
Steve Orlen reads just after the publication of his first chapbook, Sleeping on Doors.
Jane Miller opens her reading with "Miami Heart" and "The Poet," both from Memory at These Speeds: New and Selected Poems (1996). She continues with work from Wherever You Lay Your Head, published in 1999. This reading was originally given with Eleni Sikelianos.
Annie Guthrie reads poems from her collection the good dark (2015) and from a manuscript titled let x (be rogue). This reading was originally given with Richard Siken.
Richard Siken reads poems from his collection War of the Foxes (2015). This reading was orginally given with Annie Guthrie.
Wendy Burk discusses and reads from her translation of Tedi López Mills' Against the Current (2016) and her own first collection of poems, Tree Talks: Southern Arizona (2016). This reading was originally given with Renee Angle.
At the 2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference, several members of the Thinking Its Presence Board—Vidhu Aggarwal, Ching-In Chen, Lisa Jarrett, and Lehua Taitano—read from or discuss their creative work. Board member Farid Matuk reads work from a selection of Tucson-based writers: Samuel Ace, Susan Briante, Wendy Burk, Hannah Ensor, Teré Fowler-Chapman, Sarah Gonzales, Logan Phillips, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Brandon Shimoda, TC Tolbert, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and Ofelia Zepeda.
Carl Marcum reads poems from his second collection, A Camera Obscura (2021), primarily focused on the night sky and space exploration. He also reads two poems from his first collection, Cue Lazarus (2001), in addition to two poems from a manuscript in progress. This reading was originally given alongside Laurie Ann Guerrero as part of the Tom Sanders Memorial Reading Series.
Poet and singer-songwriter Brian Laidlaw performs the album Silently Loud (2023), a compilation of songs with lyrics by nonspeaking autistic songwriters set to music through collaboration between Laidlaw and the lyricists. Two Tucson lyricists whose work appears on the album, Joshua Greiner and Aulton Grubbs, respond to audience questions to conclude the event.