Big Read Tucson

A national initiative produced in Tucson to restore reading to the center of American culture

Kore Press brings Tucson together to spread the love of literature through the life and work of Emily Dickinson

Big Read Tucson Kore Press, the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), the city of Tucson and our many generous and creative community partners will celebrate the life and work of Emily Dickinson with award-winning programming and innovative community events from Sept. 22 to Dec. 10, 2011. We have a lot of incredible events planned, so to simplify your navigation of our website in search of information on THE BIG READ, we've put it all right here for you in this Big Read Guide:


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Delight becomes pictorial: A visual lexicon of Emily Dickinson's first lines

29 artists create visual works after Dickinson first lines

Click here to view the artwork online

Click here to read "Pictorial Pleasures" by Margaret Regan


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Sincere thanks to all 70 pledgers who made our Kickstarter campaign a success!

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Eat, Be Merry, and Support the Arts! Local restaurants that made Emily D tasty treats


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Nov. 18, 2011: Listen to a recording of Eva Heisler's "It Sounds Like a Poem"

Eva Heisler is an art critic, poet, and scholar from Heidelberg, Germany. She visited Tucson this October to contribute to our Big Read celebration of Emily Dickinson. Kore Press will publish Heisler's forthcoming book of poems in Spring, 2012, called "Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic." 


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Nov. 6, 2011: KXCI community radio interviews Jane Miller and Lisa Bowden about Dickinson, the Big Read, and Miller's latest poems

Click here to listen to the entire 30-minute radio broadcast online.

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Snazzy Dickinson Bling Still Available:

T-shirts, stickers, trucker hats, postcards

T-shirts & hats just $10

Tee shirt says: "The brain is wider than the sky..."

Buy them here! Women or Unisex sizes available - M & L


Links to Tucson Big Read in the media

Click here for Tucson Weekly's feature about "If My Verse is Alive..."

Click here for Tucson Weekly's article about Kore Press' role in the Big Read programming

Click here for Tucson Poetry Examiner's blog entry about our "Writing Woman" lecture with Dr. Aiken

Click here for the NEA's feature about "If My Verse is Alive..." in their Big Read blog


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