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Levertov, Denise. Footprints. New York: New Direction, 1972.

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Harper, Michael S. Dear John, Dear Coltrane. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970.

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Helal, Marwa. Ante Body. New York: Nightboat Books, 2022.

Reading

As part of the Tucson Festival of Books, Jimmy Santiago Baca performs excerpts from his collection of poems Healing Earthquakes.

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Jimmy Santiago Baca reads poems and prose from his body of work, including A Glass of Water (2009), A Place to Stand (2002), Healing Earthquakes (2001), Martín & Meditations on the South Valley (1987), and C-Train (Dream Boy's Story) and Thirteen Mexicans: Poems (2002).

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Diana García reads from her collection When Living Was a Labor Camp (2000).

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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.

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Camille T. Dungy reads primarily from What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (2006). This reading was originally given with Richard Siken and Heriberto Yépez as part of the Next Word Series.

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Simon J. Ortiz reads prose and poetry, including an excerpt from an in-progress manuscript of an epic poem and selections from Woven Stone (1992), from Sand Creek (2000), and Out There Somewhere (2002).

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Richard Marius reads an excerpt from an early draft of his novel After the War (1992).

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Roberta J. Hill opens with two poems from her first collection, Star Quilt (1984), before reading more recent work that would later be collected in Philadelphia Flowers (1996). Both collections were published under the name Roberta Hill Whiteman.

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Mark Doty reads from his collection of poetry Deep Lane (2015).

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Adrian Matejka intersperses thoughts on spectacular poetics with readings of poems from Mixology (2009) and The Big Smoke (2013); he also reads new and uncollected work. This reading was given as part of the Spectacular Poetics Series. 

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Claudia Rankine reads from and discusses Citizen (2014). This reading incorporates artwork included in Citizen as well as other visual materials, including additional works by artists featured in Citizen and the video essay "Situation 8" by Claudia Rankine and John Lucas. 

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Reginald Dwayne Betts reads from his poetry collection Bastards of the Reagan Era (2015), along with one uncollected poem.

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Timothy Yu reads poems from 100 Chinese Silences (2016), along with new poems that rework John Berryman's The Dream Songs. This reading was originally given with Layli Long Soldier as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.

Reading

Daniel Borzutzky reads from his translations of Raúl Zurita's Song for His Disappeared Love (2010) and Country of Planks (2015), as well as Galo Ghigliotto's Valdivia (2016). He also reads from his own poetry collection Lake Michigan (2018) and a manuscript titled Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018.

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Tongo Eisen-Martin reads new work commissioned as part of the Art for Justice series. Timoteio Padilla represents Sustainable Nations in an opening presentation.

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Angel Nafis reads new work commissioned as part of the Art for Justice Series. This reading was originally given alongside Patricia Smith. Leilani Clark represents BIPOC United Tucson in an opening presentation.

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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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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. 

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Marwa Helal reads poems from her first two full-length collections, Invasive Species (2019) and Ante Body (2022). This reading was given alongside Marcelo Hernandez Castillo as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.

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