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

October 27, 2022

5:30 pm-7:00 pm Arizona

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

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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.