Director’s Choice is a series of virtual events presenting historic readings from the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s extensive audiovisual archive Voca, as selected by past and present leadership of the Center, including Gail Browne, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Tyler Meier, and Frances Sjoberg. As part of the lead up to our celebration of the Poetry Center’s 60th anniversary, join us online for these live, free listening parties featuring one reading from each decade of the Poetry Center’s sixty years of existence.
From the 1960s: Join us to hear Robert Creeley’s December 4th, 1963 reading. This is the oldest recorded reading available in the Poetry Center’s archives. Creeley reads extensively from his quintessential collection For Love: 1950-1960, which further popularized the Black Mountain aesthetic; he also speaks about the writing process, influences, and poetry as a kind of attention to the inner and outer life through language.