humorous

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Hall, Donald. "Breasts." The Town of Hill. Boston: David R. Godine, 1975.

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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 Unpublished.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. 

Reading

Bill Knott reads widely from his work. This reading includes poems from Becos (1983), Outremer (1989), and Poems 1963-1988 (1989), as well as work collected later. 

Reading

C. K. Williams reads poetry primarily from I Am the Bitter Name (1972). He also reads several ribald pieces (that remain uncollected), showcasing his humor and imagination.

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

Sherman Alexie reads widely from his work and engages the audience with stories characterized by his signature humor.

Reading

Shannon Cain reads a story from her collection The Necessity of Certain Behaviors (2011) as part of the University of Arizona Prose Series. This reading was originally given with Lydia Millet.

Reading

Lydia Millet reads from her novel Magnificence (2012) as part of the University of Arizona Prose Series. This reading was originally given with Shannon Cain.

Reading

Poetry Center Summer Resident Polly Rosenwaike reads an excerpt from the short story Grow Your Eyelashes. This reading was originally given with Samuel Ace and Dexter L. Booth.

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Monica Youn reads poems from Ignatz (2010).
Reading

Matthea Harvey reads primarily from Sad Little Breathing Machine (2004). This reading was originally given with Olena Kalytiak Davis and James Thomas Stevens for the Next Word in Poetry Series.

Reading

Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig read for the Writers At Work Series. Wittig and Zeig team to play the parts of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza in a play written by Wittig and translated by Zeig, Le Voyage sans fin (The Constant Journey, 1985), based on Miguel de Cervantes's classic novel. Before performing the play, Wittig gives a brief talk explaining the role of transposition and gender roles in her adaption of Cervantes's work.

Reading

Sandra Cisneros reads uncollected poems at the Phoenix Art Museum. This reading was originally given with Rita Dove and Joy Harjo in partnership with ArchiTEXTS: A Conversation Across Languages with Natalie Diaz.

Reading

Charles Yu reads "Origin Story," a chapter from a novel in progress. This reading was originally given with Kristen Radtke.

Reading

Tommy Pico reads from his poetry collections Junk (2018) and Feed, forthcoming in 2019. He also reads one poem from Morgan Parker's There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. This reading was originally given with Morgan Parker as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.

Reading

Morgan Parker reads from her poetry collection Magical Negro, forthcoming in 2019. She also reads an excerpt from Tommy Pico's Nature Poem (2017). This reading was originally given with Tommy Pico as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series. 

Reading

Venita Blackburn reads from Black Jesus and Other Superheroes (2017) as well as one uncollected story.

Reading

Carl Phillilps reads poems from Wild Is the Wind (2018) along with other uncollected poems. 

Reading

Nicole Walker reads from her essay collection Sustainability: A Love Story (2018).

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