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Poetry Coalition Convening

  • University of Arizona Poetry Center 1508 East Helen Street Tucson, AZ, 85719 United States (map)

Kundiman will be joining leaders from 18 of the nation’s most influential poetry organizations in Tucson and Phoenix to learn about the region’s rich literary history and plan for a series of programs in March 2018 that will address a socially relevant theme. This newly-formed Poetry Coalition is working to increase the visibility of the art form and demonstrate its unique ability to spark dialogue and encourage empathy.

Attending are executive and senior staff from the Academy of American Poets, the National Student Poets program, Beyond BaroqueCantoMundoCave Canem, the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival, Kundiman, Letras Latinas, Mass PoetryO Miami, the Poetry Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, Poets HouseSplit This Rock poetry festival in Washington, D.C, Urban Word and the Youth Poet Laureate program, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State, and Woodland Pattern.