University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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J. Michael Martinez


J. Michael Martinez is the author of "Museum of the Americas," selected for the National Poetry Series and longlisted for the National Book Award, and "Heredities," winner of the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. He is a visiting assistant professor of poetry at St. Lawrence University and lives in Canton, New York.

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Scheduled events:
Museum of the Americas: A Reading by J. Michael Martinez
The poet reads from his genre-blurring collection that includes a look at Mexican migration and its effects on the body.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: J. Martinez
Moderator: Naomi Benaron
Scary Poems
Marilyn Chin, Cynthis Hogue and J. Michael Martinez discuss the problems and the power when poetry engages with moral questions of the time. Samples included!

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Marilyn Chin, Cynthia Hogue, J. Martinez
Moderator: Pamela Uschuk
Nocturnal Skies: Appropriation, Collage, and Alternate Forms
Explore alternative poetry forms (instruction manuals, political legislation, various oddities) and how collaged language excites new possibilities.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 24, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: J. Martinez

Books:
Museum of the Americas
Poetry
Penguin Books
October 2018
ISBN 9780143133445
$20.00, INSTORE
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Heredities
Poetry
Louisiana State University Press
May 2010
ISBN 9780807136430
88 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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In his award-winning first book, J. Michael Martinez reenvisions Latino poetics and its current conceptions of cultural identity. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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