Playlists

Curated for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and spanning the years 1990-2023, this selection of work seeks to capture the aesthetic and thematic range of Asian American and Pacific Islander poets. 

A selection of recordings focused on the environment and climate change. In the spirit of Earth Day, these poems catalog environmental destruction, lament losses in order to prompt change, and celebrate the natural world as well as the place of humans in it.

Browse a selection of performances by women who read for the Poetry Center in the first three decades of the Reading Series. 

A selection of work by African American poets that spans six decades (1970s-2020s). This playlist was created in 2023. 

Stellar recordings of works about the cosmos and humanity's ventures out into it. Many of these poems appear in the anthology Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (2020).

A sampling of the many love poems on Voca.

A playlist of poems about Tucson.

A playlist of tracks by poets who perform in two or more languages. 

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