In this mammoth Season 2 opener, we push back against the depiction of young people from low income families as depicted in Nick Richey's film, "Low Low" which is being screened in Scottsdale on Sept. 12. The filmmaker will participate in a Q&A following the movie.
We push back against migrant abuse with writers from Tucson and Phoenix, who participated in a national event, "Writers For Migrant Justice" on Sept. 4. Poets include Bojan Louis, Marianna Curtis Coles and Katerina Ivanoc who performed in Tucson at Exo Roast Company. Audio was supplied by Susan Briante. Other poets include Claudia Belen and Joel Salcido performing at Puente in Phoenix. Audio was supplied by Anna Flores and the Phoenix event is available online.
We push back against the suppression of women's rights with the relaunch of The Revolution — an iconic newspaper created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and reimagined by Rosemarie Dombroski, Phoenix poet laureate and a team of historians, such as Dr. Pamela Stewart as well as writers and artists.
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May 29, 2019: Arizona StoryFest is back on June 1. Plus, Cynnita Agent, co-star of "Single Black Female," and David Hemphill, stage director.
April 30, 2019: Poetry podcaster Imogen Arate. KJZZ's Christina Estes samples some open mic poetry at a Valley bookstore. Plus, poet Anna Flores.
April 24, 2019: Tom returns to the Valley to talk to Sally Ball, associate professor of English at ASU, and student poet and activist Austin Davis.
April 18, 2019: Word hits the road! Take a trip to the University of Arizona Poetry Center, a haiku hike in Tucson — and more.
March 1, 2019: Tucson Poet Laureate TC Tolbert and the Downtown Tucson Partnership put haiku in public spaces throughout the city.
Feb. 22, 2019: An interview with Rosemarie Dombrowski, Phoenix poet laureate and ASU professor, about taking poetry to the streets and the power of haiku.
Feb. 15, 2019: A preview of the upcoming Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan with John Sachen.
Feb. 8, 2019: An interview with Tomas Stanton from Mesa Arts Center about engaging youth in writing and performing poetry.