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On The Crisis Of Abandonment by Raquel Gutiérrez

The acclaimed poet and writer reads On the Crisis of Abandonment, a poem about living next to Aviation Freeway.

In this installment of Arizona Illustrated’s poetry series, a collaboration with the UA Poetry Center, the acclaimed poet and writer, Raquel Gutiérrez, reads On the Crisis of Abandonment, a poem about living next to Aviation Freeway.

Raquel Gutiérrez is the author of Brown Neon (Coffee House Press, 2022), winner of the 2023 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, and Southwest Reconstruction (Noemi Press, 2022). A 2017 recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, they run Econo Textual Objects, which publishes intimate works by QTPOC poets. She is a poet and writer based in Tucson, Arizona.

Producer: Özlem Ayşe Özgür
Videographer: Nate Huffman, Diana Cadena, Özlem Ayşe Özgür
Editor: Nate Huffman

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