A List, a Class, and a Tribute

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Feb 112013
 
A List, a Class, and a Tribute

It appears I’ve been remiss in posting to my own blog. In fact, the last post before today occurred about 16 months and one week ago. Yikes. Your forgiveness, I beg. Here are three things I wanted to point you, my faithful two or three readers, to: A List The University of Arizona Poetry Center […]

Dec 302010
 
Register for the Birds and Poems Class!

Birds and Poems with Simmons Buntin and Eric Magrane Mondays, February 28 through April 4, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. except no class meeting on March 14 plus a field trip on Saturday, April 2, 7:00 am to 11:00 a.m. Tuition: $150  + $10 materials/field trip fee Both birding and poetry are great practice in […]

Birds and Poems

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Jun 072010
 

It’s never too early to get the word out: Birds and Poems: A Poetry Workshop with Simmons Buntin and Eric Magrane [view flyer] Mondays, February 28 through April 4, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — except no class meeting on March 14 plus a field trip on Saturday, April 2, 7:00 am to 11:00 […]

Aug 292009
 
Terrain.org Issue Launch & Reading : Sept. 24 in Tucson

Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, a Tucson-based online journal that examines the interface between the built and natural environments, is holding its first-ever issue launch and reading. This celebration of the “Borders & Bridges” issue (No. 24) features readings by contributors Christopher Cokinos (Hope is the Thing with Feathers and The […]

Ammonsfest

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Apr 042008
 
Ammonsfest

I just finished reading A.R. Ammons’s delightful and important book-length poem Garbage, which won the 1993 National Book Award. I also gave a presentation and led a discussion on it here at the UA creative writing MFA program, for my “modern poetics and the environmental muse” course. (On a site note, read this excellent analysis […]

Food Sheriff at Poety Center Bash

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Oct 292007
 
Food Sheriff at Poety Center Bash

One of my volunteer jobs at the recent UA Poetry Center bash was as Food Sheriff—making sure people brought neither food nor drink into the buildings themselves. Additionally, I was recruited for hooting and hollering event announcements. I was nearly hoarse the next day. A photo of me and my fellow sheriffs (Ben and Ben): […]

A Great Weekend for Poetry!

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Oct 162007
 

What a great weekend for poetry here in Tucson! The new UA Poetry Center in the Helen S. Schaefer Building—which is a phenomenal building, architecturally and poetically—was dedicated on Saturday evening, followed by a huge housewarming festival on Sunday. I’ll try to find some photos (for once, I didn’t have my camera, but I volunteered […]