All events are scheduled for Tuesday. Each visiting poet will give a Poetry Talk at 2:30 p.m. in Wilkinson Chapel (Fish Interfaith Center) and a Poetry Reading at 7 p.m. in the Henley Room (Leatherby Libraries).
»Tabula Poetica Presents
+-2014 Reading Series
September 30: Tess Taylor
Tess Taylor’s work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Threepenny Review, The Boston Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Her latest collection, The Forage House, was selected for The Believer Poetry Award Editor's Short List, and The San Francisco Chronicle calls it "stunning." Taylor also writes book reviews for NPR’s All Things Considered and lives in El Cerrito.
October 7: Claudia Emerson
Claudia Emerson won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her collection Late Wife. Her most recent collection is Secure the Shadow, and The Opposite House is forthcoming. She is a contributing editor of Shenandoah. She is currently a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Virginia with her husband.
Watch Claudia Emerson's talk and poetry reading: Coming Soon!
October 28: Bin Ramke
Bin Ramke’s first collection of poems, The Difference Between Night and Day, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. The Massacre of the Innocents and Wake were awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Denver, edits the Denver Quarterly, and is the author of more than eight collections of poetry.
Watch Bin Ramke's talk and poetry reading: Coming Soon!
November 11: Lorene Delany-Ullman
Lorene Delany-Ullman’s book of prose poems, Camouflage for the Neighborhood, was the winner of the 2011 Sentence Award. Her poetry and creative nonfiction appear in Agni, Lunch Ticket, Santa Monica Review, Prime Number, Sports Literate, TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, and Warscapes. Delany-Ullman teaches at the University of California, Irvine.
Watch Lorene Delany-Ullman's talk and poetry reading: Coming Soon!
December 16: MFA Reading
+-2013 Reading Series
September 10: Maureen Alsop
Maureen Alsop is the author of two full collections of poetry, Mantic and Apparition Wren. She is the winner of Harpur Palate's Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry and The Bitter Oleander’s Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in various journals including The Laurel Review, AGNI, Blackbird, Tampa Review, Action Yes, Drunken Boat, and The Kenyon Review.
Watch Maureen Alsop's talk and poetry reading.
Poetry Talk: The Flowering Self, Smaller, Frozen: Portals, Self-Portrayal
Poetry Reading: Maureen Alsop
September 24: Sholeh Wolpé
Sholeh Wolpé is the author of three collections of poetry, two books of translations, and a play and is the editor of three anthologies. She is the recipient of Lois Roth Persian Translation Award for her book Sin—Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad. Wolpé teaches poetry and literary translation at the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program. She lives in Los Angeles.
Watch Sholeh Wolpé talk and poetry reading.
Poetry Talk: Crimes of Passion—Murder on the Translation Express
Poetry Reading: Sholeh Wolpé
October 15: C. K. Williams
C. K. Williams has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. In 2010, he published a critical study, On Whitman, and a book of poetry, Wait. In 2012, he published a book of poems, Writers Writing Dying, and a book of essays, In Time: Poets, Poems, and the Rest.
November 5: Nina Corwin
Nina Corwin is the author of two books of poetry, The Uncertainty of Maps and Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints. Her poetry has appeared in From the Fishouse, Drunken Boat, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review/nor, Southern Poetry Review, and Verse. Corwin, a Pushcart nominee, is also an Advisory Editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal. In daytime hours, she is a psychotherapist known for her work on behalf of victims of violence.
November 19: Seth Michelson
Seth Michelson’s most recent books are Eyes Like Broken Windows, winner of the 2013 International Book Awards, and El Ghetto/The Ghetto: A Bilingual Edition, which is his translation of El ghetto by the internationally acclaimed Argentine poet Tamara Kamenszain. He teaches at the University of Southern California, and he can be found at sethmichelson.com.
December 10: MFA Reading
Professor Joanna Levin, author of Bohemia in America, 1858-1920, will introduce the poets at the MFA Poetry Reading featuring MFA students in poetry and faculty poets Allison Benis White, author of Small Porcelain Head, and Anna Leahy, author of Constituents of Matter in Argyros Forum 209A.
+-2012 Reading Series
Tabula Poetica thanks Victoria Chang for her visit on September 18th!
Sample Poem: I once was a child
Tabula Poetica thanks Mark Jarman for his visit on October 2nd!
Sample Poem: Good God
Tabula Poetica thanks Kate Gale for her visit on October 16th!
Sample Poem: Godilocks Zone
Tabula Poetica thanks William Stobb for his visit on October 30th!
Sample Poem: Poem Asleep
+-2011 Reading Series
Amy Newlove Schroeder
Reading: Selections from The Sleep Hotel
Reading: Selections from Tongue of War (featuring musicians John Clinebell & Ariana Hall)
Lecture: Poetry and Community
Reading: Selections from Domestic Interior
Reading: Excerpts from A Safeway in Arizona
+-2010 Reading Series
Lecture: Humor in Poetry
Interview: On the Writing Biz
Lecture: The First Manuscript
Interview: Posit(ion)ing the Poet
Lecture: Trendspotting (Poetry’s New Thing)
Reading: Selections from Versed & Moneyshot
Interview: Don't Back Away
Lecture: On Publishing
+-2009 Reading Series
Reading: Selections from The Desert & Niagra
Interview: Beyond Perfect Bound
Lecture: Everyday Domain
Interview: The Activity of Language
Interview: Beyond Perfect Bound
Lecture: Are Poetry Videos Wrong?
Reading: Selections from her published works
Interview: Poetry and Videos (audio only)
Lecture: Poetry During Collapse
Interview: Awe Strikes
Karen An-hwei Lee
Interview: From Cell to Organism
Allison Benis White
Interview: Measures of Endurance & Truth