#ArtLitPhx: Kiki Petrosino Reading

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Date: January 31, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

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We are proud to present Kiki Petrosino, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Kiki Petrosino is the author of three books of poetry: Witch Wife (2017), Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013) and Fort Red Border (2009), all from Sarabande Books. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Best American Poetry, The Nation, The New York Times, FENCE, Gulf Coast, Jubilat, Tin House and online at Ploughshares. She is founder and co-editor of Transom, an independent online poetry journal. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville, where she directs the Creative Writing Program. She also teaches part-time in the brief-residency MFA program at Spalding University. Her awards include a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat and research fellowships from the University of Louisville’s Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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#ArtLitPhx: PhxArt Amplified 2019

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Time: 12pm-8pm

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Sound and art converge for PhxArt Amplified, an all-day, all-ages experience at Phoenix Art Museum. Live, acoustic, and experimental performances by local musicians will take over our galleries and spaces.

Early bird tickets available for a limited time:
Adults — $20
Ages 21 and under — $10
Free Museum Members and children under 6

Lineup, schedule, and more information will be available soon. Please check this event again or phxart.org/amplified.

#ArtLitPhx: A Workshop in Poetry with Rashaad Thomas

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A Workshop in Poetry, Sound, and the Transformative Nature of Artistic Expression with Rashaad Thomas

Dates: Tuesdays, January 22 – February 5, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type: Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Forms: Hybrid, Poetry
Cost: $149 Regular, $119 Student

To learn more and register, visit here

About the Class
How do we approach the concept of the aural in our poetry? How does the creative process become a collective of both writing and hearing our own art? This course is designed to develop your creativity and fluency in identifying, writing, and reading toward an attuned awareness of beats, tone, voice, and sounds that find their way to the page; we will also discuss how these same utterances transform when read aloud by poet or reading audience. You will be asked to delve into a series of workshops triggered by writing prompts and assignments, as well as peer critiques of work produced in the course. You will engage with each other exploring artistic expression, writing and the revision process.

Through discussions and diving into each other’s poetry, you will reconsider what it means to achieve and transform perceptive and evocative work of art from the mind to the page. The hope being that this workshop will give you artistic time to create original literary works and share those works in a newly formed community of readers and writers. The course ultimately seeks to provide an understanding of the creative process as a means of discovery, exploration, and self-expression through human agency, language, and the power of sound.

About Rashaad Thomas
Rashaad Thomas is a USAF Veteran, essayist, poet, and Voices of Our Nation’s Art Foundation (VONA/Voices) alum, who resides in South Phoenix, AZ. He is an Associate Editor for Hayden Ferry Review. He is also a contributor for the University of Arizona Poetry Center Blog and MyClickUrban.com. Thomas is the recipient of the 2016 City of Phoenix Mayor’s Art Award for Language Artist. He is a Spring 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellow and 2017 Hellen Ingram Plummer MacDowell Colony Fellow of the Year. His work can be found in the book Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong, The Rumpus, Heart Journal Online, Columbia Poetry Review, and others.

#ArtLitPhx: A Deeper Image with Joshua Marie Wilkinson

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A Deeper Image: A Poetry Workshop with Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Cost: $119 Regular, $107 ASU, $99 Student

To learn more and register, visit here

About the Class
In this course, students are invited to develop an acute awareness of their senses in order to write more visceral, striking poems. We will discuss examples, contemporary and ancient, to initiate a practice that draws on figurative language, synesthesia, and the disavowed parts of self to plunge beneath the bland methods that tend to preempt or deplete many poems of our era. Our watchwords will be conflict, obstacle, desire, and contradiction that we may hone a fuller relationship with language that eschews the topical, the merely competent, and which instead dislodges a poem more knowing, uncanny, and authentic to the poet. You will be asked to consider your dreams, fears, wishes, conflicts, desires, and paradoxes. Therein lie the worlds that only unforgettable art grasps.

About the Instructor
Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of eight books of poetry, including Meadow Slasher (Black Ocean 2017). A professor in the University of Arizona’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, he is the founding editor of The Volta, a journal of poetry, and Letter Machine Editions, a small press that publishes Fred Moten, Alice Notley, Brandon Shimoda, John Yau, and many others. He lives with the writer Lisa Wells in Tucson and Seattle.

#ArtLitPhx: UA Prose Series: Nicole Walker

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Date: January 24, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

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The UA Prose Series, curated by the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction.

The UA Poetry Center is proud to present Nicole Walker. She is the author of the forthcoming books Sustainability: A Love Story (2018) and A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins (2019). She has previously published the books Where the Tiny Things Are (2017), Egg (2017), Micrograms (2016), Quench Your Thirst with Salt (2013), and This Noisy Egg (2010). She is currently editing for Bloomsbury the essay collection Science of Story and edited, with Margot Singer, Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award and is a notable author in Best American Essays.

#ArtLitPhx: Daniel Borzutzky Reading

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Date: January 10, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

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The UA Poetry Center is proud to present Daniel Borzutzky as our annual Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation reader. Daniel Borzutzky is a Chilean-American writer and translator living in Chicago. His other poetry books are Lake Michigan, In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy, The Book of Interfering Bodies, The Ecstasy of Capitulation, and the chapbook Failure in the Imagination. His books of translation include Song for his Disappeared Love  by Raul Zurita and Port Trakl  by Jaime Luis Huenun.

#ArtLitPhx: 2019 CBAA’s Biennial Meeting

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The 2019 College Book Art Association’s Biennial Meeting will be held January 4–5 at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Themed The Photographic Artist’s Book, this meeting is an interdisciplinary landmark for CBAA—keynote speaker Cristina de Middel will discuss the ways her work blends documentary and conceptual photographic practices, and discussion sessions will explore topics ranging from The Historical Photobook: Examples, Conventions, and Extensions to The Rise of the Risograph. In addition to these exciting features, CBAA is planning a large exhibit of photo-based artists’ books. Co-hosted by the Joseph Gross Gallery in the University of Arizona School of Art and the internationally known University of Arizona Poetry Center, the exhibit will include books by Massin, Michael Snow, Bern Porter, Alec Findlay, Paul Graham, Ken Ohara, Bill Burke, and many others.

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