"Poetics and Politics" is a reading series by American Indian writers that was held during the spring 2011 semester at the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Five leading contemporary writers participated. Dr. Ofeila Zepeda is the author of three books of poetry and has been awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, served as Poet Laureate of Tucson, and delivered the 2010 Lawrence Clark Powell Lecture. She completed a public art project, inscribing bilingual poems on large boulders on North Mountain Avenue and is a UA Regents' Professor and a member of the Tohono O'ohdam Nation. Presented January 26, 2011.