narrative poetry

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.

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Marina Rivera reads from Mestiza (1977) and Sobra (1977); she also reads several uncollected poems. This reading was originally given with Carolyn Kizer. 

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Steve Orlen reads from Permission to Speak (1978) and A Place at the Table (1981).

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Ofelia Zepeda reads from Where Clouds Are Formed (2008). This reading was originally given with Christopher Burawa.

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Jane Miller reads from her collection Midnights (2008).

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In his first visit to Tucson, Franz Wright reads prose pieces, most of which were unpublished at the time of his reading, as well as several lineated poems. He comments generously on his writing process and friendships with other poets.

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

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A group reading celebrating the release of New Poets of the American West (2010).
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Donald Hall reads primarily from Kicking the Leaves (1978). He also shares several works in progress as well as some older poems.

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Dexter L. Booth reads poems from Scratching the Ghost (2013) along with new and uncollected work. This reading was originally given with Samuel Ace and Polly Rosenwaike.

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Arizona's inaugural poet laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos reads at the 9th Annual Poetry Out Loud Arizona State Finals Competition.
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Gary Soto reads from Black Hair (1985), Who Will Know Us? (1990), and A Natural Man (1999). This reading was originally given with Rigoberto González.
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Martín Espada reads from Trumpets from the Islands of their Eviction (1987), Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover's Hands (1990), and City of Coughing and Dead Radiators (1993).

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Ofelia Zepeda reads from her poetry collections When It Rains, Papago and Pima Poetry = Mat hekid o ju, 'O'odham Na-cegitodag (1982), Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert (1995), and Jewed 'I-hoi, Earth Movements (1997). She reads the poems first in O'odham, and then in English.

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In this lecture, Rachel Zucker discusses risk, shame, and questions of gender and privilege in relationship to confessional poetry. 

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