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Parker, Morgan. Magical Negro. Portland, OR: Tin House Books, 2019.

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Shapero, Natalie. Popular Longing. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2021. 

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Shapero, Natalie. Popular Longing. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2021. 

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Morgenstern, Christian. Gallows Songs. Translated by W.D. Snodgrass and Lore Groszmann Segal. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1967.

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Morgenstern, Christian. Gallows Songs. Translated by W.D. Snodgrass and Lore Groszmann Segal. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1967.

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Morgenstern, Christian. Gallows Songs. Translated by W.D. Snodgrass and Lore Groszmann Segal. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1967.

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Momaday, N. Scott. "The Minor Writer." Unpublished.

"On Chastity." In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961-1991. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.

"The Death of a Ceramicist." Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2011. 

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Momaday, N. Scott. In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961-1991. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.

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Anzaldúa, Gloria. "Ghost Trap." New Chicana/Chicano Writing. Ed. Charles M. Tatum. Vol 1. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1992. 40-42. Print.

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Kinnell, Galway. When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.

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Hopler, Jay. Still Life. San Francisco: McSweeney's, 2022.

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Hopler, Jay. Still Life. San Francisco: McSweeney's, 2022.

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Foster, Sesshu. World Ball Notebook. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2008.

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Urrea, Luis Alberto. The House of Broken Angels. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

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Dove, Rita. Playlist for the Apocalypse. New York: Norton, 2021. 

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Herrera, Juan Felipe. Every Day We Get More Illegal. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2020.

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Myles, Eileen. a "Working Life." New York: Grove Press, 2023.

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Myles, Eileen. a "Working Life." New York: Grove Press, 2023.

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Chin, Marilyn. Sage. New York: W.W. Norton, 2023. 

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Chin, Marilyn. Sage. New York: W.W. Norton, 2023. 

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Chin, Marilyn. Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. 

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Chin, Marilyn. Sage. New York: W.W. Norton, 2023. 

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Drake, Barbara. "The Bear." Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry. Edited by Elizabeth Bradfield, CMarie Fuhrman, and Derek Sheffield. Seattle: Mountaineers Books, 2023, p. 197.

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Emanuel, Lynn. Then, Suddenly—. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.

Reading

Jay Hopler reads poems from Still Life (2022), written during his time living with a terminal cancer diagnosis. Hopler was unable to travel to Tucson but appeared for an in-person audience via Zoom. This reading was originally given with Kimberly Johnson.

Reading

Luis Alberto Urrea reads poems from The Tijuana Book of the Dead (2015) focused on life in the US-Mexico borderlands. He opens with one poem forthcoming in Piedra (2023) and concludes with a chapter from The House of Broken Angels (2019), retold from memory. This reading was presented as part of the 2021 Tucson Humanities Festival.

Reading

Los Angeles poet Sesshu Foster reads from City Terrace Field Manual (1996), World Ball Notebook (2008), and City of the Future (2018). He reads poems that engage with East LA, the influences of his father, and his own life as a father, mixing candor and humor throughout.

Reading

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera begins with English and Spanish readings from Akrílica (2022), trading languages with translator Farid Matuk. Together, they also read Herrera’s poem "i am not a paid protestor," which Herrera terms a "duo poem" for two voices in dialogue with one another. Herrera closes out the reading with poems and remarks about mass shootings, classical music, space exploration, and human suffering and connection.

Reading

Eileen Myles reads poems from a "Working Life" (2023) focused on daily life, love, animals, humor, and the act of writing. Myles opens with an unpublished essay and concludes with new poems—several of which respond to animal cruelty—as well as a short story.

Reading

Sawako Nakayasu reads work stemming from her 2017 return to the United States from Japan and the challenges of being immersed again in the violence of American culture. She opens with several new ant poems before reading from Say Translation Is Art (2020), Some Girls Walk Into the Country They Are From (2020), Pink Waves (2023), and her forthcoming book Settle Her. This reading was presented in collaboration with the American Literary Translators Association and as part of the ALTA46 conference.

Reading

Marilyn Chin reads from her sixth collection, Sage (2023), sharing poems that employ humor, puns, rhyme, allusions to Chinese and English literature, and a wide array of traditional and modified verse forms. Chin opens the reading by performing from memory two poems from A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems (2018).

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