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Johnson, Denis. The Incognito Lounge. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Press, 1994.
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Johnson, Denis. The Incognito Lounge. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Press, 1994.
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Johnson, Denis. Jesus' Son. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992.
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Carruth, Hayden. Collected Shorter Poems: 1946-1991. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon, 1992.

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Louis, Bojan. Sinking Bell. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2022, pp. 87-92, 97-98. 

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Franco, Gina. The Accidental. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2019.

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Maldonado, Sheila. that's what you get. New York: Brooklyn Arts Press, 2021.

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Denis Johnson reads from his third and fourth books of poetry, The Incognito Lounge and Other Poems (1982) and The Veil (1987). He also reads from his short story collection Jesus' Son (1992), published the year prior to this reading. He primarily selects pieces set in Arizona.

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Neil Claremon reads from East by Southwest (1970), along with uncollected poems and poems that would later appear in West of the American Dream: Visions of an Alien Landscape (1973).

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Poet and Ironwood publisher Michael Cuddihy performs his poetry in a reading given with Franz Douskey and Ramona Weeks.

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Juan Felipe Herrera performs his poetry and speaks movingly about song, language, and family in a reading given alongside Sherwin Bitsui for the 2009 Tucson Festival of Books. Herrera's Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, published by the University of Arizona Press, was announced as the winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award just two days prior to this reading.

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Billy Collins discusses the poetic process. He begins by reading a poem he composed the morning of the colloquium, "Lying in Bed in the Dark I Silently Address the Birds of Arizona," which would later be published in Nine Horses.

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A group reading celebrating the release of Spiral Orb 5, a poetic inventory of saguaro national park.

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Peter Wild reads uncollected poems on a diverse range of subjects, from famous Western frontiersmen to radio therapy to optometrists. Along the way he shares with the audience experiences and preoccupations that have shaped his work.

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Arizona's inaugural Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos reads public and personal poems from his collected and uncollected works; he also speaks about goals for his laureateship.

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Daniel Lopez reads several of his poems and sings songs; this performance includes the poems "Preservation," "Village Progress," and "Naming," along with "Corn Planting Song."
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Simon J. Ortiz reads prose and poetry, including an excerpt from an in-progress manuscript of an epic poem and selections from Woven Stone (1992), from Sand Creek (2000), and Out There Somewhere (2002).

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This celebration of Ruth Wulpi Meenan's life and work includes reflections and excerpts from her biography, poems, and songs, performed by Francesca Jarvis, Edna Church, and David J. Ashcraft. At the end, the audience is invited to contribute memories and reflections, and the event concludes with orchestral/choral performances of "Silent Night," "Joy to the World," and Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," among others.
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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.

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In this question and answer session at Rincon High School, Byrd Baylor discusses her inspirations, writing process, and experience as a writer, in addition to her connection to nature, the land, and ceremonies. She also reads from I'm in Charge of Celebrations (1986). 

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil reads poems from At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), Lucky Fish (2011), and her forthcoming collection Oceanic (2018).

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Bojan Louis reads from his debut short story collection Sinking Bell (2022). This excerpted story revolves around a young Diné narrator in Flagstaff, Arizona, who finds himself working as a chauffeur for his cousin and her friends. Part of the Distinguished Visitors in Creative Writing Series, this reading was presented alongside Ander Monson and Manuel Muñoz

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Gina Franco reads from her second book, The Accidental (2019), selecting poems connected to her family's history as copper miners in eastern Arizona. She also reads an excerpt from "Throne," a long poem from a recently completed manuscript. This reading was given as part of the Letras Latinas 20th Anniversary Reading with Edgar Garcia and Sheila Maldonado.

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Saretta Morgan reads extensively from Alt-Nature (2024), her first full-length collection. Rooted in southern Arizona, her poems consider the militarization of the US-Mexico border and the legacies of colonialism in American culture.

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