/ Last Modified December 16, 2011

Celebrity Poets

An exhibit at the U of A's Poetry Center celebrates verse written by celebrities like Leonard Nimoy, Jimmy Carter, Viggo Mortensen and Dolly Parton.

celebrity poets book assortment An assortment of books from the Celebrity Poets exhibit at the U of A Poetry Center (PHOTO: Mark McLemore)

wendy burk and spock portrait Poetry Center librarian Wendy Burk, with poet Leonard Nimoy's alter ego, Mr. Spock (PHOTO: Mark McLemore)

Did you know that Suzanne Somers, John Lennon, Amber Tamblyn, Crispin Glover, Jimmy Carter, and Dolly Parton have all published books of poetry? With a new exhibit called Celebrity Poets, the Poetry Center pays an affectionate tribute to celebrities who have used their influence and talent to widen poetry’s audience worldwide.

The University of Arizona Poetry Center is located at 1508 East Helen Street (at Vine Avenue). The Celebrity Poets exhibit is available for public viewing from Monday, December 19th through Thursday, December 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday, December 23rd from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

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tupac shakur poetry spotlight Rapper Tupac Shakur's posthumous collection of poems offers scans of the original manuscripts for comparison (PHOTO: Mark McLemore)
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