Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica
Tabula Poetica

» Get Involved

Toggle Section

Interested in becoming a Visiting Poet?

If you’re interested in reading during an upcoming Tabula Poetica series at Chapman University, we would be happy to hear from you. We strive to represent a range of aesthetics, geographies, and stages of career in every reading series. The annual series occurs during the fall semester, with occasional one-off events in the spring for poets who have spring book tours scheduled in Southern California.

Visiting writers in the Poetry Reading Series must have published at least one full-length collection. At this time, we are not considering self-published poets.

Each visiting poet in this series gives both a poetry talk and a poetry reading on a Tuesday. In addition, a class visit and/or meal for informal conversation with our students and faculty can be arranged. A stipend, currently supported through the Department of English and Poets & Writers, Inc., is paid to each visiting poet. Visiting poets are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

For more information, contact Dr. Anna Leahy at The best time for initial contact is November or January for the following fall.

Submit to TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics

Journal Submissions

Are you a poet? Have you written an interesting essay on poetics? Have you drawn or edited a work of visual poetry? Visit the homepage of TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics to submit your work for publication.

Are You a Chapman University Student?

Poetry Events

Attend the Tabula Poetica poetry events!

Have an idea for a poetry event you'd like to see happen on campus? Email with your thoughts!

Book Reviews

TAB accepts book reviews of recently released poetry books from Chapman graduate students who wish to submit. Email for more information.

Poetry Readings

MFA students are invited to read sample of their poetry during the Poetry Reading Series every winter. Contact Dr. Anna Leahy if you would like to be included.

Graduate Assistantships

Every year, Tabula Poetica hires one or more graduate assistants to help organize events, update the website, work on the Tab poetry journal, and fulfill other critical functions. If you are interested in obtaining a position, email Dr. Anna Leahy at before the start of the new school year.


Tabula Poetica operates through the generosity of

  • Chapman University's Wilkinson College and the Department of English

  • Poets & Writers, Inc. who partially supports the annual Reader's Series through a grant received from the James Irvine Foundation

  • People like you, with a love for poetry and a desire to see our work continue.

Donate to Tabula Poetica

All donation to Tabula Poetica are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!