Shop Talk

Shop Talks take a "round table" approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, resulting in a collegial atmosphere. Each Shop Talk begins with a mini-lecture on the featured author, followed by a conversation about the author and the work. A study packet containing biographical information, excerpts, and criticism is made available for each event, and no advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required. Discussions take place at 6:00 pm in the Dorothy Rubel Room. For more information, email Wendy Burk at

04/28/2015 - 6:00pm

Poet and University of Arizona MFA candidate Bree Sheaffer leads a Shop Talk on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and its interpretation by poet and visual artist Jen Bervin, who reads for the Poetry Center in Tucson on April 30 and at the Phoenix Art Museum on May 1.

Image: Jen Bervin, The Composite Marks of Fascicle 28, detail. 

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