Reading
In a performance for the first annual Tucson Festival of Books, Sherwin Bitsui reads from Shapeshift and the manuscript of Flood Song. This reading was originally given alongside a performance by Juan Felipe Herrera.
Reading

Luci Tapahonso reads from A Radiant Curve (2008). This reading was originally given with Alison Hawthorne Deming.

Reading

Sherwin Bitsui reads from his work in English and Navajo as part of a multilingual poetry reading also featuring Alberto Rios (reading in English and Spanish) and Ofelia Zepeda (reading in English and O'odham). The reading includes selections from Water, an artist book created by Karla Elling to commemorate the Poetry Center's 50th anniversary. "Water" features a chainlink of poetry composed and translated by Bitsui, Rios, Zepeda, and Zapotec poet Natalia Toledo.

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Laura Tohe reads from Tséyi': Deep in the Rock; Reflections on Canyon de Chelly (2005), which pairs Tohe's texts with images by photographer Stephen E. Strom. Following Tohe's reading, Strom discusses the images contained in the book.

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Luci Tapahonso reads poems from throughout her career, including poems from her collection Sáanii Dahataal (the women are singing) (1993).

Playlist

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

Reading

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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