Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica
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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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2022 Reading Series

September 13: Diana Khoi NguyenDiana Nguyen
2:30 p.m., Poetry Talk
7 p.m., Poetry Reading
Argyos Forum 209A

Diana Khoi Nguyen is the author of Ghost Of (Omnidawn Publishing, 2018), her debut poetry collection. Since its publication, Ghost Of was a finalist for the National Book Award, L.A. Times Book Prize, and recieved awards including the 2019 Kate Tufts Discovery Award & Colorado Book Award.


November 8: Carolyn ForchéForche
2:30 p.m., Poetry Talk
Argyos Forum 209A

Carolyn Forché is a Presidential Fellow in Creative Writing at Chapman University. Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Forché is the author of five books of poetry including her latest work, In the Lateness of the World: Poems (Penguin Random House, 2021).


November 15: Blas FalconerBlas Falconer
2:30 p.m., Poetry Talk
7 p.m., Poetry Reading
Argyos Forum 209A

Blas Falconer is the author of two essay collections and three poetry collections, including Forgive the Body This Failure (Four Way Books, 2018). Falconer has recieved a variety of awards for his work including a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, the Barthelme Fellowship, and more.