Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica
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» Tabula Poetica Presents

All events are scheduled on Tuesdays. Each visiting poet gives a poetry "craft talk" at 1 p.m. and a poetry reading and discussion at 4 p.m.

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

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2023 Reading Series

Tuesday, October 24: Angela Narciso TorresAngela Narciso

Poet Angela Narciso Torres was born in Brooklyn to two physicians, was raised in Manila, and now resides in San Diego. Torres will discuss the ways that poetry can communicate the experience of diagnosis—the hour, the minute, the moment of knowing—and prognosis for individuals and families.


Tuesday, November 7: Suzanne EdisonSuzanne Edison

As part of Wilkinson College's Engaging the World: Health Equity, Suzanne Edison will share her journey as a writer and as the American mother of a daughter from Guatemala who has an autoimmune disorder. Referencing her own work and that of other poets, Edison will explore how poets, patients, and physicians use image, metaphor, and language to communicate about health, illness, and disability.

Poetry Talk: 1 p.m.
Poetry Readings: 4 p.m.
Argyros Forum 209B