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UT Poetry Center Opening & Reception

Please join us for the

UT Poetry Center

Opening Reception & Reading Celebration

Wednesday, September 3, 4:30

UFCU Learning Commons

Perry-Castañeda Library

Free – Everyone Welcome



Reading from & talking about poetry in the collection:

Ariana Brown

all black & brown & still alive

Celeste Guzmán Mendoza

writes plays, poems, and essays

Dean Young

teaches at UT

Devon Howard

white, autistic, queer, trans artist

Drea Brown

queer black fire poet scholar

José Casas

brown playwright fighting with words

Layne Ransom

Midwestern poet

Lisa Olstein

reads, writes, and teaches poetry

Matt Richardson

activist writer and scholar

Meg Freitag

poet from Maine


Brought to you by the UT Libraries.

Co-sponsored by: the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, the English Department, LLILAS Benson: Latin American Studies and Collections, the Michener Center for Writers, the New Writers Project, and the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.

The UT Poetry Center and the Ruth Stephan Poetry Collection are supported by the English Department, the New Writers Project, the Michener Center for Writers, the UT Libraries, and faculty, staff, student, and community donors.