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Sat, Apr 29



Friedland, Guthrie, Scappettone Reading

Live, in-person reading of three remarkable poets! Yanara Friedland, visiting from Binghamton, Washington State, Jennifer Scappettone from Chicago, and Tucson's own Annie Guthrie!

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Friedland, Guthrie, Scappettone Reading

Time & Location

Apr 29, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tucson, 101 W 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA


About the Event

Yanara Friedland was born in Berlin. She is the author of Uncountry: A Mythology (Noemi Press 2016), Groundswell (Essay Press 2021), and  the chapbook Abraq ad Habra: I will Create As I Speak (Essay Press 2017). Both books have been translated into German by Maria Meinel and are published or forthcoming at Matthes & Seitz. She is the recipient of grants from the DAAD and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her current thinking and writing works through sleeplessness, the nocturnal imagination, and friendship. She teaches at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University.

Annie Guthrie is the author of a collection of poetry, The Good Dark (Tupelo Press) and a jeweler’s craft manual Instant Gratification (Chronicle Books.) She is currently completing a novel, Five Strains of Human.  Annie is the recipient of grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and TPAC. She has work published in Fence, Ploughshares, Tarpaulin Sky, Fairy Tale Review, and many more. She has been teaching her own discipline “Oracular Writing,” since 2008, and holds workshops and consults through her website,

Jennifer Scappettone works at the confluence of poetics, scholarly research, and art practice to rethink the way language shapes our relation to built and natural environments. She is the author of the cross-genre verse books From Dame Quickly (Litmus Press, 2009) and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (Atelos Press, 2016), the latter a study of two landfills: the notorious Fresh Kills in the middle of New York Harbor, and the reticent Superfund-listed toxic waste dump across from her family home on Long Island. Her translations of the polyglot poet and refugee from Fascist Italy Amelia Rosselli were collected in the book Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli(University of Chicago Press, 2012), which won the Academy of American Poets's Raiziss/De Palchi Prize; and she founded PennSound Italiana, a section of the audiovisual archive devoted to Italian experimental poetry.

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