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"We Are Prone To Accidents Close to Home..." The songs of Oceanography.

Also on ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT: How UA recipients of the Mellon Foundation's "Fronteridades" grant are exploring the border experience; and author Jodie Hollander talks about leading a free series of "Poetry in the Parks" workshops.

my dark horses unsized VIEW LARGER Author Jodie Hollander released a collection of poems called "My Dark Horses" in 2017, published by Oxford University Press.
courtesy Jodie Hollander

Arizona Spotlight

April 07, 2022

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Featured on the April 7th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Take a closer look at the Mellon Foundation’s research grant program "Fronteridades”, which funds border research revolving around the arts and humanities. Locally, it is administered by the University of Arizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. Arizona Spotlight contributor Ittai Sopher speaks with two grant recipients about their projects, including creating a dance collaboration across international borders, and a podcast that documents the history of an immigrant family and their successful dress shop business in Nogales.

pendular hands A participant in Gloria Flores' "Pendular Borders," does a dance move from that piece
courtesy of Gloria Flores

Pendular borders1 Participants from Gloria Flores' "Pendular Borders," rehearsing dance moves in six different countries.
Courtesy of Gloria Flores

pendular borders2 Rehearsals for Gloria Flores' "Pendular Borders," occurred on Zoom and featured women from around the globe.
Courtesy of Gloria Flores

Choi Nogales The neighborhood in Nogales, Ariz., where Linda Choi's parents opened a dress shop when Choi was still a child.
Courtesy of Linda Choi

  • Beginning on Saturday, April 16th, Colorado-based poet Jodie Hollander is leading a series of free workshops that invite aspiring writers to share in the inspirational beauty of some of Arizona’s most famous outdoor places. It is called "Poetry in the Parks". Hollander shares with Mark some advice about celebrating the natural world through the written word. , and reads from her work. Early registration for the workshops is recommended.
Jodie Hollander2 VIEW LARGER Schedule information about "Poetry in The Parks," a free series of workshops led by author Jodie Hollander.
Jodie Hollander

Jodie Hollander3 Jodie Hollander's poetry collection, "My Dark Horses" (2017).
Jodie Hollander / Oxford University Press

  • And, meet Oceanography (aka Brian Kelly), a musician from Oakland, California. After playing in bands with others for more than two decades, Kelly is now focused on songwriting and touring strictly solo. Alone on the road alone for the next three months, Kelly talks with Mark about bringing his music to the Thunder Canyon Brewery in Tucson on Thursday, April 14th.

Oceanography album The cover art for Oceanography's latest album, "Thirteen Songs About Driving Nowhere in Alphabetical Order."

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