Issue 5 arts briefs

Poetry reading
slated March 25

Pima Community College student Liza Porter will receive the Mary Ann Campau Memorial Fellowship award and read some of her work on March 25 at 8 p.m. at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St.

Porter, an editor for Aztec Press, is the founding director of the Other Voices Women’s Reading Series at Antigone Books.

Her work has appeared in AGNI, Borrow Street, Diner, HotelAmerika, Slipstream, Worcester Review and “What Wilderness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest” (University of Texas Press: Austin, 2007.)

“Down the Tracks: Bruce Springsteen Sang to Me” appears in the anthology “Poets on Prozac: Mental Illness, Treatment and the Creative Process” (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.)

Porter’s essay “In Plainview” (Cimarron Review, 2005) was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2006.

Porter has received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Tucson-Pima Arts Council, and has attended residencies at Helene Wurlizer Foundation of New Mexico, Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Hedgebrook Retreat for Women Writers.

For additional information, visit http://poetrycenter.arizona.edu.

-By Austin Driscoll

Shelton reading
set for April 6

Richard Shelton, author of the book “Crossing the Yard: Thirty Years as a Prison Volunteer,” will give a reading and sign books on April 6 at Northwest Campus, Room A-207, from 1-2 p.m.

Shelton, the University of Arizona Regents’ Professor of English Emeritus, is the author of 12 books of poetry and three non-fiction books.

His best-known book, a travel memoir titled “Going back to Bisbee,” has won several awards. “Crossing the Yard” was published in 2007 and won a Gold Medal in creative nonfiction from the Independent Publisher group.

-By Taylor Bock

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