Love to read, write, or discuss poetry? Join us for Tabula Poetica’s 2019 Reading Series to celebrate poetry from a variety of styles and authors.  With the forms of tabula rasa (the blank slate) and ars poetica (the art of poetry), Tabula Poetica fosters conversation on the question of the nature of poetry through celebration of the art.  We would love for you to join us in our discussions of the cultural impacts of poems and their roles in society.

Poetry Talks

The remaining two sessions of 2019’s Reading Series are coming up soon!

On November 4th, join us at 2:30 p.m. at the Fish Interfaith Center Founders Chapel for a Poetry Talk with Shauna Barbosa as well as a Poetry Reading of Barbosa’s work at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for American War Letters in the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries.  Barbosa is a poet from Boston, Massachusetts and the author of celebrated works featured in her collection Cape Verdean Blues (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018).  Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry Society of America, PBS Newshour, Literary Hub, and Lenny Letter are only a few of the places her poems have been featured.  In 2018, Barbosa received the Disquiet International Luso-American fellowship, which enabled her to study in Lisbon, Portugal with top writers from both Portugal and North America.  Barbosa received her MFA from Bennington College and now lives in Los Angeles.  She is enthusiastic to be featured in this series and have the opportunity to share her poetry with you!

Tabula Poetica’s Reading Series is turning ten!  Stop by for our 10th Anniversary Celebration on December 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Wallace All Faiths Chapel in the Fish Interfaith Center.  We will welcome 14 different poets to do readings as well as Tabula Poetica’s director, Anna Leahy.  Opening remarks will be given by Dean Jennifer Keene.  This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Students Discussing Poetry

We encourage our valued community members to join us at these two sessions to have the opportunity to listen to poetic readings by the authors themselves as well as offer valued opinions and insight on the art of poetry.  Poems are meant to be openly shared and celebrated, so we greatly appreciate those who help us keep the art alive through discussing unique perspectives and expressing appreciation of this valued art form.

Talking with Poets