Adams, Cara Blue. You Never Get It Back. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2021, pp. 117-121.


James Tate returns to read for the Poetry Center for the first time since 1968, performing poems from several books.


Cara Blue Adams, an alumna of the UA MFA in Creative Writing Program, reads a short story titled "Shoulder Season" from her collection You Never Get It Back (2021). This story takes place in Tucson and follows a protagonist who is in an optical sciences graduate program at UA, but decides to leave school and become a writer. This reading was originally given alongside Alberto Ríos and Aisha Sabatini Sloan to celebrate the MFA program's 50th anniversary.

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