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Artists Cafe–Poetry Reading and Lecture with Lois Roma-Deeley

Thursday, October 27, 2022


5:30 pm-7:00 pm Arizona

Shemer Art Center & Museum, 5005 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona

Inspiration will abound during this Artist Cafe filled with poetry and insightful conversations, including stories of collaborations with musicians and visual artists!

Join us Thursday, October 27 for a reading of poetry with the city of Scottsdale’s poet laureate Lois Roma-Deeley. Lois will be reading from her newly published, full-length poetry collection, Like Water in the Palm of my Hand.

Much of Roma-Deeley’s poetry draws on a practice of ekphrasis, a conversation between art forms. She has worked with visual artists as well as musicians to inspire her writing. Roma-Deeley was named Professor of the Year, Community College, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Case 2012-2013. She holds an MFA in poetry from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. with a primary emphasis in poetry from The Union Institute and University. Her books have been published in numerous anthologies and journals, nationally and internationally.

“The poems of Lois Roma-Deeley’s latest book are like lucid dreams, at once as vivid, joyous and as painful as life itself.”

– Daniel Tobin, author of eight poetry collections including Blood Labors, named to the 2018 Best Book of the Year list by The New York Times.