Jane Miller reads from American Odalisque (1987), Black Holes, Black Stockings (1985), and The Greater Leisures (1983).
Steve Orlen reads poems that would later appear in his first two chapbooks, Sleeping on Doors (1975) and Separate Creatures (1976), and his first full-length collection, Permission to Speak (1978). He also reads a number of poems that remain uncollected.
Peter Wild reads poems primarily from Terms & Renewals (1970). He also reads from other recent collections, including The Afternoon in Dismay (1968), Mica Mountain Poems (1968), Love Poems (1969), and Fat Man Poems (1970).
Steve Orlen reads from Permission to Speak (1978).
Peter Wild reads poems appearing in Getting Ready for a Date(1984), The Peaceable Kingdom(1983), and Barn Fires(1978) as well as uncollected works.
Steve Orlen reads largely uncollected early poems, some of which appeared in Poetry magazine or would later appear in his chapbooks Sleeping on Doors (1975) and Separate Creatures (1976).
Steve Orlen reads from Permission to Speak (1978) and A Place at the Table (1981).
Alison Hawthorne Deming reads from her 2009 volume of poetry, Rope.
Elizabeth Evans reads excerpts from her third novel, Rowing in Eden.
In her opening lecture for the Poetry Center's "Oh Earth, Wait for Me: Conversations about Art and Ecology" series, Alison Hawthorne Deming draws connections between the folk tale of Baba Yaga and the myth of Demeter in order to explore the intersections of science, myth, and ecology.
Ofelia Zepeda reads from Where Clouds Are Formed (2008). This reading was originally given with Christopher Burawa.
Jane Miller reads from her collection Midnights (2008).
At the inaugural Tucson Festival of Books, Steve Orlen reads poems from his Hollyridge Press chapbook A Thousand Threads (2009). This reading was originally given alongside Jane Miller and includes a question and answer session with both poets.
Boyer Rickel reads primarily from his collections Remanence (2008) and reliquary (2009).
This panel discussion features faculty poets from the University of Arizona Creative Writing MFA Program. Alison Hawthorne Deming, Boyer Rickel, Jane Miller, and Steve Orlen participate in a dialogue about the writing process, moderated by Barbara Cully.
Jane Miller reads from her third collection, American Odalisque (1987), as well as from August Zero (1993), which would be published the following year. She also reads an excerpt from her nonfiction collection Working Time: Essays on Poetry, Culture, and Travel (1992).
Ofelia Zepeda reads from her collection Where Clouds Are Formed (2008).
Steve Orlen reads poems that would go on to be collected in his chapbook A Thousand Threads (2009), as well as five unpublished poems.
In this reading, Joshua Marie Wilkinson reads from a forthcoming book-length poem, "Meadow Slasher."
Ofelia Zepeda reads from her work in English and O'odham as part of a multilingual poetry reading also featuring Alberto Rios (reading in English and Spanish) and Sherwin Bitsui (reading in English and Navajo). The reading includes selections from Water, an artist book created by Karla Elling to commemorate the Poetry Center's 50th anniversary. "Water" features a chainlink of poetry composed and translated by Bitsui, Rios, Zepeda, and Zapotec poet Natalia Toledo.
Friends, colleagues, and former students of Steve Orlen (1942-2010) gather together to celebrate his life.
Poet Christopher Nelson moderates a discussion with the publishers of The Drunken Boat, New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM, and the University of Arizona Press.
Barbara Cully reads from her collection That Place Where (2011).
Ofelia Zepeda reads primarily from her collections Ocean Power (1995) and Where Clouds are Formed (2008). She also reads from an unpublished essay and from her chapbook Jewed 'I-Hoi/Earth Movements (1997).
Luci Tapahonso reads for the 2011 Poetics and Politics Series. She reads work from several of her books, as well as unpublished poems.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson concludes the 2012 Poetry Off the Page Symposium with remarks that playfully remix the performances, panels, and conversations taking place throughout the symposium weekend.
Ander Monson discusses the labyrinth, both physical and digital, and the potential for participation and subversion within online commercial spaces. This talk is excerpted from Monson's workshop at the 2012 Poetry Off the Page Symposium.
At the 2012 Poetry Off the Page Symposium, Noah Saterstrom moderates a panel discussion on digital publishing and self-publishing with Brent Cunningham, Ander Monson, and Dan Waber.
Peter Wild reads primarily from Chihuahua (1976). He also reads several poems from a variety of other publications.
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.
Steve Orlen reads poems that would go on to appear in his collection The Elephant's Child: New & Selected Poems, 1978-2005 (2006), as well as earlier and unpublished poems.
In this reading, originally given with Beth Alvarado, Aurelie Sheehan shares excerpts from the novel History Lessons for Girls (2006), as well as a work in progress called One Hundred Histories.
In this reading, originally given with Alison Hawthorne Deming, Jane Miller reads poems from the collection A Palace of Pearls (2005).
In this reading, originally given with Jane Miller, Alison Hawthorne Deming reads primarily from her collection Genius Loci (2005).
Aurelie Sheehan reads a story from the collection Jack Kerouac Is Pregnant (1994), as well as two unpublished works.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson reads from Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms (2005), Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk (2006), and The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (2009). This reading was originally given with Brian Turner and Srikanth Reddy.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson reads from Swamp Isthmus (2013). This reading was originally given with Jane Miller.
Jane Miller reads primarily from Thunderbird (2013). This reading was originally given with Joshua Marie Wilkinson.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson calls for a re-thinking of accessibility in poetry.
Aurelie Sheehan reads from Jewelry Box: A Collection of Histories (2013). This reading was originally given with Farid Matuk.
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.
Ander Monson reads two poems inspired by the movie Predator, along with four essays collected in Letters to a Future Lover (2015).
Joshua Marie Wilkinson reads from Shimoda's Tavern, the final installment in his No Volta pentalogy. This reading was originally given with Ariana Reines.
Steve Orlen reads just after the publication of his first chapbook, Sleeping on Doors.
Boyer Rickel reads poetry from his first book, Arreboles (1991), touching on family and childhood memories, experiences living in Tucson, and musicians and writers of previous centuries. He also reads an essay that would go on to be published in Taboo (1999), which he introduces by discussing his approach to writing essays that follow the form of poems, not returning to a main idea but moving through it.
Ofelia Zepeda reads from Ocean Power (1995) and Where Clouds Are Formed (2008); she also reads several new poems. Some poems are performed in Tohono O'odham and English.
Ofelia Zepeda reads from her poems in O'odham and in English. She also reads from an unfinished translation of a story originally told by an O'odham medicine man.
Steve Orlen reads from his collections Permission to Speak (1978) and A Place at the Table (1982), as well as from newer material.
Steve Orlen reads from his books Permission to Speak (1978), Separate Creatures (1976), and Sleeping on Doors (1975).
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.
Robert Houston reads from the manuscript of a novel in progress with the working title The Book of the South, about Reconstruction era Alabama. He dedicates this reading to the memory of Cecil Robinson, former chairman of the University of Arizona English Department.
Jane Miller opens her reading with "Miami Heart" and "The Poet," both from Memory at These Speeds: New and Selected Poems (1996). She continues with work from Wherever You Lay Your Head, published in 1999. This reading was originally given with Eleni Sikelianos.
In this performance for the Writers at Work Series, Katherine Toy Miller and Vance Bourjaily read from their fiction. Katherine Toy Miller reads six short stories from a collection titled Eleanor, along with a short story titled "The Critical Session." Vance Bourjaily reads segments from a novel-in-progress called The Great Fake Book. Bourjaily ends his reading by performing a short solo on the cornet.