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Young Tucson poets share their feelings about life in the year 2020.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The lifelong connection between a UA educator and the American Western; and part 4 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders: “Riding the Ambiguity Train”.

UA Poetry Center hero The exterior of the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
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Arizona Spotlight

September 3, 2020

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Featured on the September 3rd, 2020 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

poetry contest winners hero Vivienne, Stella and Liam were all recognized for their creativity and skill in a K-5 division poetry contest, co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Poetry Center, The Pima County Public Library and Arizona Public Media. The theme was "What do you want the world to know about how you feel?".

  • Cody Young grew up around Old Tucson Studios with his father "Blackjack" Young, a Hollywood stuntman who worked with legends like John Ford and John Wayne. Now, Cody Young teaches film students at the University of Arizona about Westerns, but his relationship with the genre has grown more complicated over the years.

"Myth and the West" from Arizona Illustrated on PBS 6

  • Youth Crossing Gender Borders is a five-part series that explores the complex landscape of young people and gender identity. Laura Markowitz talks to teens, parents, and experts on the forefront of understanding.

This week, part 4 - “Riding the Ambiguity Train”: When children don't fit into the binary of boy or girl, it's a challenge for parents to find spaces for their kids to express themselves freely.

gender border ep 4 camp born this way VIEW LARGER As a child, one of the yearly highlights for Stefan was Camp Born This Way’s fashion show. Stefan’s mother, Diana Wilson, started the camp with a grant from Tucson’s Temple Or Chadash.
Courtesy of Diana Wilson
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