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» Tabula Poetica Presents

All events are scheduled for Monday. Each visiting poet will give a poetry "craft talk" at 2:30 p.m. and a poetry reading and discussion at 7 p.m.

All videos of Poetry Talks and Readings will be available at the Tabula Poetica YouTube channel.

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2020 Reading Series

Monday, October 5: Michelle Brittan Rosado

Michelle Brittan Rosado Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can't It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and published by University of Wisconsin Press in November 2018. Her chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef, was the winner of the inaugural Rick Campbell Prize (Anhinga Press, 2016). Her poems have been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Indiana Review, Poet Lore, and The New Yorker, as well as the anthologies Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25, Only Light Can Do That: 100 Post-Election Poems, Stories, & Essays, and Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience.


Monday, October 19: Angela Peñaredondo

Angela Peñaredondo

Angela Peñaredondo is a queer Filipinx interdisciplinary writer, artist and educator. Peñaredondo is author of the chapbook Maroon (Jamii Publications) and All Things Lose Thousands of Times (Inlandia Institute, winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize). Peñaredondo’s work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets, Black Warrior Review, Southern Humanities Review and elsewhere. Peñaredondo is a Kundiman, VONA/Voices of our Nations Art fellow, Macondista as well as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Humanities at California State University San Bernardino. Currently, Peñaredondo is a visitor, living in Alhambra, California, Gabrielino-Tongva land. 

Monday, November 9: Brent Armendinger

Brent ArmendingerBrent Armendinger was born in Warsaw, NY, and studied at Bard College and the University of Michigan, where he received an Avery Hopwood Award in Poetry. His most recent book, Street Gloss, is a finalist for the 2019 California Book Award in Poetry. A hybrid work of site-specific poetry and experimental translation, Street Gloss features Argentinian writers Alejandro Méndez, Mercedes Roffé, Fabián Casas, Néstor Perlongher, and Diana Bellessi (The Operating System, 2019). Brent is also the author of The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying (Noemi Press, 2015), a finalist for the California Book Award in Poetry, and two chapbooks, Undetectable (New Michigan Press, 2009) and Archipelago (Noemi Press, 2009). His poems and translations have appeared in many journals, including Anomaly, Asymptote,  Aufgabe, Bloom, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Ghost Proposal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, LIT, Puerto del Sol, Volt, and Web Conjunctions. He has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Blue Mountain Center, the Community of Writers, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Mineral School. Brent teaches creative writing at Pitzer College and lives in Los Angeles.  

  • 2:30 p.m. Craft Talk
  • 7 p.m. Reading & Discussion


Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.: MFA Poetry Reading