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Annual Tabet Poetry Reading

Each spring, an acclaimed poet gives a reading at Dominican University. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Endowment Fund.

About the Poet



Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. The New York native is most famous for novels such as, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) and In the Time of the Butterflies (1994). Her poetry includes the publications, Homecoming (1984) and The Woman I Kept to Myself (2004). Julia is regarded as one of the most significant Latina/e writers and she has achieved critical and commercial success on an international scale. Julia Alvarez has also written several books for younger readers. Her first picture book for children was "The Secret Footprints" published in 2002. 




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Works to Check Out