University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Poetry: Who We Were Shapes What We Are


These poets create a portrait of the culture and traditions of the Southwest.


Panelists
Sherwin Bitsui

Sherwin Bitsui is originally from White Cone, Ariz., on the Navajo Reservation. He is Diné of the Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tl’izilani (Many Goats Clan). He is the author of "Shapeshift," "Flood Song" and "Dissolve....

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Norma Cantú

A daughter of the borderlands, scholar and creative writer, Norma Elia Cantú currently serves as the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio....

Gina Franco

Gina Franco book of poems, "The Accidental," was awarded the 2019 CantoMundo Poetry Prize. Set primarily in the borderlands of the American southwest, the collection reflects on the strangeness of accident and its role in creating the lives we are born into....

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Named Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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