An Irvine mom who writes poetry about war and genocide, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award from Tennessee, and the editor of the Los Angeles Review are just some of the poets that will be part of
fall 2012 Poetry Reading Series.
Opening the series on Tuesday, Sept. 18, will be
, an Irvine-based business writer and poet whose work has been published in the
Best American Poetry 2005
and other periodicals. Chang will present a poetry talk at 2:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Room of the Fish Interfaith Center and a reading at 7 p.m. in the Henley Room of Leatherby Libraries.
The series continues with 2:30 p.m. talks and 7 p.m. readings Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 16, 30 and Nov. 27, including:
- Oct. 2, Mark Jarman, whose anthology Questions for Ecclesiastes was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award;
- Oct. 16, Kate Gale, editor of the Los Angeles Review.
- Oct. 30, University of Wisconsin professor and poet William Stobb, whose anthology Nervous Systems was selected for the National Poetry Series in 2006.
- Nov. 27, “A Face to Meet the Faces,” the concluding evening reading event will feature a variety of guest poets.
All poetry talks will be held in the Wilkinson room and readings in the Henley Room, with the exception of “A Face to Meet the Faces,” which will be in Argyros Forum, 209A. Admission is free and open to the public. For more details, visit the
Tabula Poetica is supported by the Department of English and with help from numerous individuals and departments across campus. The Poetry Reading Series is supported, in part, by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.