October 26, 2019 at 7:00p.m.—
Join us at the Steinfeld Warehouse for a poetry reading featuring UA Press poet and Sun Tracks editor, Ofelia Zepeda, as well as Maryrose Larkin. General admission is $5 at the door, or $3 for students. The University of Arizona Press will be selling Ofelia Zepeda‘s poetry collections at the event, and light refreshments will be provided. This reading is held by POG, a nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing innovative poetry and poetics projects to Tucson. Since 1996, POG has brought at least ten visiting poets and artists to Tucson each year.
Ofelia Zepeda is a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, and she grew up in Stanfield, Arizona. She earned a BA, an MA, and a PhD in linguistics from the University of Arizona. Zepeda’s poetry touches on Linguistics, O’odham traditions, the natural world, and the experience of contemporary O’odham life. Her work is influenced by traditional Papago themes and songs. Zepeda was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship for her contributions as a poet, linguist, and cultural preservationist. She received a grant from the Endangered Language Fund for her work on the Tohono O’odham Dictionary Project. Zepeda has been a professor of linguistics and director of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Arizona, as well as director of the American Indian Language Development Institute. The following UA Press titles written by Ofelia Zepeda will be available at the reading: When It Rains, Where Clouds Are Formed, and Ocean Power.
Maryrose Larkin lives in Tucson, AZ. She is the author of Inverse, Whimsy Daybook 2007, The Book of Ocean, DARC, The Name of This Intersection is Frost, Marrowing, and The Identification of Ghosts. Her work has been included in the anthologies I’ll Down My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. Maryrose was a founding member of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Maryrose received her MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Art.
The Steinfeld Warehouse is located at 101 W 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701.