Perspectives is an on ongoing series of interviews and check-ins with recipients of our Artist Research and Development Grant (ARDG). Today we speak with 2015 ARDG recipient Wendy Burk of Tucson. To learn more about ARDGs and grant recipients click here.

Wendy Burk’s latest book of poems, “Tree Talks: Southern Arizona” is now available for pre-order. To learn more about Burk and her poetry, click here.

For more information on Artist Research and Development Grants, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines, click here.


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