new podcast

July 7, 2020

We recently wrote about voca, the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Audio Video Library of more than 1,000 recordings of poets reading their work during visits to the Center between 1963 and today. The Poetry Center has now curated selections from voca for a brand-new podcast series, Poetry Centered.

In each episode, a guest poet introduces three poems from voca, sharing their insights about the remarkable performances recorded in our archive. Each episode concludes with the guest poet reading a poem of their own. Our inaugural season includes episodes hosted by Hanif Abdurraqib, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Ada Limón, Urayoán Noel, Maggie Smith, and TC Tolbert.

Visit the Poetry Centered Podcast page to listen, subscribe, or download transcripts.

virtual town hall

April 20, 2020

Since 2016, more than 175 writers, artists, scientists, and political and community leaders have offered their impassioned Letters to America in Terrain.org. These are now collected — with 50 new letters — in the book Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy.

On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 5:00pm Pacific, you can celebrate the launch of the book and the first of a new Dear America Virtual Town Hall event series. The event features Alison Hawthorne Deming, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Ellen Bass, and is moderated by Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin. The event is free but pre-registration is required.

Dear American Virtual Town Hall on Facebook.

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