Anna Leahy curates the Tabula Poetica reading series & edits TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics. The Poetry Foundation has awarded Tab Journal a grant to support diversity efforts in 2022.
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TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics is an international journal of creative and critical writing. Its mission is to discover, support, and publish contemporary poetry and writing about poetry; to provide a forum in which the poetic tradition is practiced, extended, challenged, and discussed by emerging and established voices; and to provide editorial and book review experience for Chapman University’s MFA students. Tab Journal launched in January 2013 with a print issue featuring Tabula Poetica visiting writers. Print issues appear annually in January. Electronic issues run February through December, published on the second Wednesday of each month. Under the guidance of Editor Anna Leahy and Creative Director Claudine Jaenichen, the two formats experiment with design and materiality in this age in which print and electronic dissemination coexist.
Tabula Poetica: The Center for Poetry at Chapman University creates an environment to celebrate poetry in a variety of forms and venues. This project fosters a culture of poetry appreciation by engaging and supporting the veteran writer, the novice poet, the student, and the general reader. We share poems and conversation about this art form. Launched in 2009, Tabula Poetica includes an autumn series of poetry readings and lectures and encourages a collaborative exchange of ideas about all things poetry. Visiting writers have included Rae Armantrout, Victoria Chang, Carolyn Forché, Allison Joseph, Reuben Quesada, Alan Shapiro, Lynne Thompson, C. K. Williams, and many more.