We've just learned that the University of Arizona Poetry Center is getting much deserved recognition. The Poetry Center is the proud winner of a 2014 Governor’s Arts Award! Since 1981, arts organizations have been recognized for their passion, creativity and devotion to the excellence and diversity of Arizona’s arts and cultural community.
The Poetry Center, housed in a 17,500–foot landmark facility on University of Arizona Tuscon campus is a significant national center for the appreciation and enjoyment of poetry and literature. Dedicated in 1960 by Robert Frost and located in one of three landmark buildings for poetry in the U.S., the Poetry Center’s world-renowned library of contemporary poetry and diversity of literary programs serve more than 30,000 people year. The Poetry Center also is a leader in developing poetry curricula in Arizona and provides online resources for teachers and parents. More than 1,000 poets and writers have been presented to southern Arizona audiences through the Poetry Center including the state’s new Poet Laureate, Alberto Rios.
You can find out more about the University of Arizona Poetry Center here.