motherhood

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Kumin, Maxine. "You Are In Bear Country." The Long Approach. New York: Penguin, 1986.

"In the Park." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"Encounter in August." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"Morning Swim." The Privilege. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

"The Hermit Wakes to Bird Sounds." Up Country: Poems of New England, New and Selected. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

"Amanda Dreams She has Died and Gone to the Elysian Fields." House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate. New York: Viking, 1975.

"Excrement Poem." The Retrieval System. New York: Viking, 1978.

"Heaven as Anus." House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate. New York: Viking, 1975.

"The Jesus Infection." House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate. New York: Viking, 1975.

"Splitting Wood at Six Above." The Retrieval System. New York: Viking, 1978.

"On Being Asked to Write a Poem in Memory of Anne Sexton." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"The Green Well." Looking for Luck. New York: Norton, 1992.

"Birthday Poem." The Retrieval System. New York: Viking, 1978.

"Sunbathing on a Rooftop in Berkeley." The Retrieval System. New York: Viking, 1978.

"We Stood There Singing." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"The Man of Many L's." Our Ground Time Here Will Be Brief: New and Selected Poems. New York: Penguin, 1982.

"Appetite." The Long Approach. New York: Penguin, 1986.

"My Elusive Guest." The Long Approach. New York: Penguin, 1986.

"Custodian." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"Catchment." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"Sleeping with Animals." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"Nurture." Nurture. New York: Penguin, 1989.

"Looking for Luck in Bangkok." Looking for Luck. New York: Norton, 1992.

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Guerrero, Laurie Ann. I Have Eaten the Rattlesnake: New and Selected Poems. Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2020.

Reading

In this, Louise Glück's first performance at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, she opens with some poems from her third book, The Garden, and then reads from the manuscript of her book Descending Figure, which would be published two years later.

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Poet and sculptor Nora Naranjo Morse, of Santa Clara Pueblo, reads from Mud Woman: Poems from the Clay (1992), including an expanded sung and spoken version of "Gia's Song."

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Carole Maso reads from a work in progress called The Bay of Angels and shares excerpts from her 2002 prose poem Beauty Is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo.

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Maggie Nelson reads excerpts from Bluets (2009) and The Art of Cruelty (2011), as well as new work. This reading was given as part of the Hybrid Writing Series, co-sponsored by the UA Prose Series.

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Larry McMurtry reads selections from his novel The Desert Rose (1983).
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Karen Brennan reads from little dark (2014). This reading was originally given with Brian Blanchfield and Stephen Willey.

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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.

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Susan Briante reads from Utopia Minus (2011) and from the manuscript of The Market Wonders (2016). This reading was originally given with Alison Hawthorne Deming.

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Rita Garitano reads poems on subjects such as teaching, feminism, marriage, and motherhood.
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Tillie Olsen reads excerpts from Tell Me a Riddle (1961), her collection of short stories; Yonnondio: From the Thirties (1974), an unfinished novel; and the classic work of nonfiction, Silences (1978). Olsen's reading is interspersed with anecdotes and narrative summaries.

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Joy Williams reads her short story "Escapes," the title piece of her 1990 collection of short fiction.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and novelist Maxine Kumin reads from her then-recent collection Nurture (1989), together with poems written throughout her career, as well as two poems that would go on to be collected in her next book, Looking for Luck (1992). Many of the poems consider connections between animals and humans. Kumin also reads a series of three elegies to her longtime friend Anne Sexton.

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Leslie Marmon Silko reads from her novel Gardens in the Dunes (1999), as well as from a work in progress, Protect Yourself from Bad Spells While You Get Rich.

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Vivian Gornick reads from Fierce Attachments (1987), a memoir of the author's past and present relationship with her mother. This University of Arizona Creative Writing faculty reading was originally given with Mary Elsie Robertson.

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Rachel Zucker reads from an unpublished manuscript tentatively titled "Sound Machine."

Reading

Camille Dungy discusses climate change and reads from What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (2006), Smith Blue (2011), and a forthcoming manuscript titled Trophic Cascade. This reading was given as part of the Climate Change & Poetry Series.

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Jenny Offill reads from Dept. of Speculation (2014) as well as from a novel in progress, American Weather. This reading was originally given with Lydia Millet.

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At the 2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference, members of the MT+NYC Collaborative (Ciara Rose Griffin, William F. Hubbard, Kendra Mylnechuk, Aja M. Sherrard, and Brooke Swaney) perform an early draft of The Buffalo Play, a play written by Ciara Rose Griffin and Kendra Mylnechuk. 

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Maggie Smith reads poems from Good Bones (2017) as well as other uncollected poems.

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Peggy Shumaker reads poems from Cairn: New and Selected Poems and Prose (2018) as well as one uncollected poem. This reading was originally given with Maurya Simon as the inaugural reading in the Tom Sanders Memorial Reading Series.

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Maurya Simon reads poems from The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems 1980-2016 (2018). This reading was originally given with Peggy Shumaker as the inaugural reading in the Tom Sanders Memorial Reading Series. 

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Cherríe Moraga reads excerpts from her memoir Native Country of the Heart (2019).

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Patricia Smith reads new work commissioned as part of the Art for Justice Series as well as poems from her collection Teahouse of the Almighty (2006). This reading was originally given alongside Angel Nafis. Leilani Clark represents BIPOC United Tucson in an opening presentation.

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Rosa Alcalá reads from her translations of Cecilia Vicuña's poetry presented in New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña (2018). She also reads uncollected poems of her own. This reading was given as part of the Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation Series.

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