2021 Festival: Poetry and Imagination

ONLINE April 17: morning and afternoon workshops, reading 7pm on our YouTube Channel
April 18: open mic 3pm

featured poets

Linda D. Addison is an award-winning author of five collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, recipient of the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA Mentor of the Year and Science Fiction Poetry Association Grand Master. Addison has published over 360 poems, stories and articles. Her site: www.lindaaddisonpoet.com

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Guillotine, published by Graywolf Press, and Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. He teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University. 

Raquel Gutiérrez

Raquel Gutiérrez is a poet, essayist and arts writer working through ekphrasis as one way to critically reflect upon queer brown life in the arts in the Southwest borderlands. Their first book of prose, Brown Neon, will be published by Coffee House Press in the late-Spring of 2022. And Raquel’s first book of poetry, Southwest Reconstruction, will be published by Noemi Press sometime in 2022. Originally from Los Angeles, Raquel calls Tucson home. For more information:

Jake Skeets is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, winner of the National Poetry Series. He is the recipient of a 92Y Discovery Prize, a Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship, an American Book Award, and a Whiting Award. He is from the Navajo Nation and teaches at Diné College. 

Tucson Poetry Festival 2021