The Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading
An acclaimed poet will give a reading at DU each spring. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Endowment Fund. Caesar and Patricia Tabet (’52 Rosary College) have valued education and supported the arts throughout their lives.Literature was an integral component in the raising of their family. Caesar often quoted and recited poetry, encouraging and instilling the love of literature in their six children. Throughout his 62-year career with Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company, Caesar wrote many articles for insurance periodicals and training manuals. Shortly before his death in 2008, his book of short stories of his life experiences, A Hair Divides, was published. Through this event, the Tabet family honors Caesar’s memory and shares his love of literature, especially poetry, and his recognition of education and the arts as an inspirational and transformative power in elevating the human spirit.
- March 19, 2014: Li-Young Lee
- March 18, 2015: Janice N. Harrington
- March 17, 2016: Stuart Dybek
- March 22, 2017: Luis Alberto Urrea