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In this performance, Allen Ginsberg reads from Howl (1956), Kaddish (1961), and Reality Sandwiches (1963). He also discusses his writing process and reads some unpublished excerpts.
Donald Justice reads primarily from Night Light (1967) along with poems that would be collected in Departures (1973) three years after this reading. He reads "Three Odes" as a poetic sequence for the first time in his career.
Claudia Rankine reads from Don't Let Me Be Lonely (2004).
Al Young reads poems from The Blues Don't Change (1982) and Heaven: Collected Poems 1956-1990 (1992), along with several prose selections.
Poet, playwright, and novelist Owen Dodson reads a range of poems from his distinguished career. As he introduces his poems, Dodson reflects on his consciousness as a writer, from his undergraduate days at Bates College to his engagement with spirituality, Civil Rights, and social justice.
Rebecca Seiferle reads a long sequence, "On the Island of Bones," from her poetry collection Wild Tongue (2007). This reading for the 2009 Tucson Festival of Books was originally given alongside Demetria Martínez.
Kazim Ali reads work in several genres, including excerpts from Orange Alert, a collection of essays; The Disappearance of Seth, a novel; and Bright Felon, a memoir; as well as published and new poems. He ends by performing a poem, "Queer Ishmael," composed on the spot. This reading was given alongside Ana Bozicevic as part of the Next Word in Poetry series.
Roger Bonair-Agard delivers a dynamic performance of poems from his second book, Gully (2010), as well as new work.
TC Tolbert reads from his recent Kore Press publication Territories of Folding, accompanied by members of the movement improvisation group Movement Salon.
Colloquium on identity and diversity in literature.
At the 2012 Poetry Off the Page Symposium, Black Took Collective presents a multimedia performance exploring interrogations of a Black unconscious, using written and aural language, sound, video, and image.
N. Scott Momaday reads from across his body of work, sharing excerpts from his novel The Ancient Child (1989) together with poems from his soon-to-be-published In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems, 1961-1991 (1992). After opening the reading with three humorous epitaphs, Momaday discusses Set-angya, a 19th century Kiowa chief who reappears throughout his work.
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.
Special guest Logan Phillips performs his poetry for the Southern Arizona Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals Competition.
Francine Prose reads from her novel A Changed Man (2005).
Diana García reads from her collection When Living Was a Labor Camp (2000).
Linda Hogan reads poems from her collections Calling Myself Home (1978), Seeing through the Sun (1985), Savings (1988), and The Book of Medicines (1993). The reading also includes an essay from Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World (1995).
Carmen Giménez Smith reads poems from Milk and Filth (2013), along with several unpublished poems. This reading was originally given with J. Michael Martinez and Roberto Tejada at an event titled Latino/a Poetry Now.
J. Michael Martinez reads poems that would later be collected in In the Garden of the Bridehouse (University of Arizona Press, 2014). This reading was originally given with Carmen Giménez Smith and Roberto Tejada at an event titled Latino/a Poetry Now.
Nicole Walker reads from her memoir Quench Your Thirst with Salt (2013). This reading was originally given with Brent Hendricks.
Stella Pope Duarte performs The Day I Was Born and There is a Place for You in a powerful reading given as part of a Noche de Cultura held at Tucson's El Casino Ballroom.
Samuel Ace reads poems from Stealth (2011) as well as new and uncollected work. This reading was originally given with Polly Rosenwaike and Dexter L. Booth.
Eduardo C. Corral reads poems from Slow Lightning (2012) as well as new work. This reading was originally given with Natalie Diaz to inaugurate the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
Natalie Diaz reads poems from When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012) as well as new and uncollected work. This reading was originally given with Eduardo C. Corral to inaugurate the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
Albert Goldbarth reads poems from To Be Read in 500 Years (2009) and The Kitchen Sink (2007).
Spoken word artist Teré Fowler-Chapman performs selections from their work. This reading was originally given with Clark Coolidge.
Spoken word artist Teré Fowler-Chapman performs selections from her work and the work of poet Sonia Sanchez at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals Competition. She is accompanied by violinist Samantha Bounkeua.
Yona Harvey performs poems from Hemming the Water (2013) as well as work unpublished at the time of the reading. This reading was originally given with Craig Santos Perez as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
Luis J. Rodriguez reads from The Concrete River (1991) and Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. (1993), along with poems that would later be collected in Trochemoche (1998). He also discusses his experiences with Los Angeles gang violence and the Chicano movement as well as his work with at-risk youth.
Rosemary Catacalos reads poems on themes such as identity, quirks of memory, borders and border towns, the effects of speaking three languages (Greek, Spanish, and English) as a child, and the Day of the Dead.
Annie Guthrie reads poems from her collection the good dark (2015) and from a manuscript titled let x (be rogue). This reading was originally given with Richard Siken.
In this lecture, Rachel Zucker discusses risk, shame, and questions of gender and privilege in relationship to confessional poetry.
In this classroom session at Rincon High School, Terry Tempest Williams leads students in writing exercises that explore students' knowledge of their home places and environments. Williams also answers student questions and reads from two stories published in Coyote's Canyon (1989).
Roberto Tejada gives a talk titled "Diagonal and Self-Possessed Group Portrait with Liminal Figures" as part of the 2017 Thinking Its Presence conference.
sam sax reads new and uncollected poems, as well as work from his poetry collections madness (2017) and bury it (2018). This reading was originally given alongside Erika L. Sánchez as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
T Clutch Fleischmann reads new work as well as excerpts from their book Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through (2019). This reading was originally given with Andrea Lawlor as part of the UA Prose Series.
Andrea Lawlor reads excerpts from their novel Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (2017). This reading was originally given alongside T Clutch Fleischmann as part of the UA Prose Series.
Tiana Clark reads from her poetry collection I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood (2018) as well as two uncollected poems. This reading was originally given alongside Monica Sok.