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Poetry Centered

Poetry Centered features curated selections from Voca, the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s online audiovisual archive of more than 1,000 recordings of poets reading their work during visits to the Center between 1963 and today. 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.

Tracks

JD Pluecker: Always Returning 32:50 08/10/2022
Juan Felipe Herrera: Humanity, Compassion, Action, Protest 64:56 07/27/2022
Matthew Zapruder: Poems for Passengers 25:38 03/30/2022
Khadijah Queen: Keywords 32:00 03/16/2022
Sara Borjas: A Particular 'Us' 23:31 03/02/2022
Chet’la Sebree: Liminality 17:32 02/16/2022
Anthony Cody: Necessary Discomfort 23:09 02/02/2022
Wendy Xu: Why Write 25:02 01/19/2022
Eduardo C. Corral: The Possibilities 17:15 10/13/2021
Sumita Chakraborty: Odes to the Overlooked 19:14 09/29/2021
Silvina López Medin: Writing about Writing 16:53 09/15/2021
Adam O. Davis: Sonic Road Trip 22:58 09/01/2021
Adrian Matejka: Cruelty 16:46 08/18/2021
Joanna Klink: A Blazing Intensity 25:03 08/04/2021
Rosa Alcalá: Bodies, Presence, Performance 54:20 05/05/2021
Bojan Louis: The Poem, Listening 24:28 04/21/2021
Peggy Robles-Alvarado: Whistle, Hum, and Heartbeat When Negotiating Identity 27:54 04/07/2021
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke: Belonging and Being 17:39 03/24/2021
Francisco Aragón: A Speaking Voice 29:35 03/10/2021
Jane Hirshfield: The Hinge of Possibility 32:17 02/10/2021
Douglas Kearney: Not a Melody, but a Thorn 23:49 01/27/2021
Cynthia Cruz: Quotidian, Transcendent 15:42 01/13/2021
Jack Jung: Echoes of Yi Sang 31:16 12/16/2020
Michelle Whittaker: Sound and Story 18:04 12/02/2020
Oliver Baez Bendorf: Showing Up in Our Own Lives 21:58 11/18/2020
Randall Horton: Instruments for Change 38:27 11/04/2020
Bonus: Inspiring K-12 Students with Voca 17:12 10/14/2020
TC Tolbert: Deep Presence 36:45 09/09/2020
Maggie Smith: A Conversation with Our Own Minds 16:42 08/26/2020
Urayoán Noel: Radical Imagination 40:51 08/12/2020