Mark Doty discusses his experiences in Tucson and reads a poem about the local Tucson attraction The Valley of the Moon. He reads from three books: Atlantis (1995), My Alexandria (1993), and Bethlehem in Broad Daylight (1991).

John Ciardi reads widely from his work, including children's verse, two long poems from his then-forthcoming Lives of X (1971), and poems that would later be published in The Little That Is All (1974) and The Birds of Pompeii (1985).


Poets Odilia Galván Rodríguez and Martín Espada give a reading inspired by the anthology Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice. Mari Herreras moderates a discussion by the poets after introductory poems are read. This reading was given as part of the 2017 Tucson Humanities Festival.

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