Tucson Festival of Books

Untangling Human Connections Through Poetry


Poets Leticia del Toro, Richie Hofmann, Jose Olivarez and Sophia Terazawa will read from exciting collections that address the various iterations of love, culture and community and their capacity to restore the individual and their community.


Panelists
Leticia del Toro

Leticia Del Toro is a Chicana poet and fiction writer from Crockett, Calif. with roots in Jalisco, Mexico. Her work has appeared in Cipactli, Huizache, Zyzzyva, About Place Journal and more. "All We Are Told Not to Touch," is her first poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press....

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Richie Hofmann

Richie Hofmann's new book of poems is "A Hundred Lovers." He is also the author of "Second Empire," and his poetry has appeared recently in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books and The Yale Review....

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José Olivarez

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is the author of "Promises of Gold." His debut book of poems, "Citizen Illegal," was a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize....

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Sophia Terazawa

Sophia Terazawa's newest poetry collection is "Anon." Her debut, "Winter Phoenix," was a finalist for CLMP's 2022 Firecracker Award and the 2021 Big Other Book Award. She has also published two chapbooks, "I AM NOT A WAR," a winner of the 2015 Essay Press Digital Chapbook Contest, and "Correspondent Medley," winner of the 2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prize....

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Books:
A Hundred Lovers
Poems
Richie Hofmann
Poetry
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2022
ISBN 9780593320983
80 pages
$29.00
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All We Are Told Not to Touch
Leticia del Toro
Poetry
Finishing Line Press
January 2023
ISBN 9798888380260

Promises of Gold
José Olivarez
Poetry
Henry Holt and Company
February 2023
ISBN 9781250878496

Anon
Sophia Terazawa
Poetry
Deep Vellum Publishing
February 2023
ISBN 9781646052219
140 pages