Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Space Flight

poetry of spaceflight

An Online Event

Join us and the University of Arizona Press as we welcome Julie Swarstad Johnson and Christopher Cokinos, editors of Beyond Earth's Edge, to discuss their trailblazing anthology of poetry that spans from the dawn of the space age to the imagined futures of the universe. We'll be streaming live from the Eos Planetarium Theater at Flandrau!

The anthology offers a fascinating record of both national mindsets and private perspectives as poets grapple with the promise and peril of U.S. space exploration across decades and into the present. Tracing an arc of literary skepticism during the Apollo era and before to a more curious, and even hopeful, stance today, Beyond Earth’s Edge includes diverse perspectives from poets such as Robert Hayden, Rae Armantrout, N. Scott Momaday, Adrienne Rich, Tracy K. Smith, Ray Bradbury, May Swenson, Pablo Neruda, and many other engaging poetic voices.

When: Thursday, October 8th, @ 7pm
Where: Online; register on Eventbrite
Cost: Free


7 p.m. Oct. 8, 2020