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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.

Caesar and Patricia Tabet

Caesar and Patricia Tabet (’52 Rosary College) have valued education and supported the arts throughout their lives. Literature was an integral component in raising their family. Caesar often quoted and recited poetry, instilling the love of literature in his 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.

Caesar was a devoted and passionate lover of poetry.  His eldest, Veronica, came to the idea when Patricia was searching for a funding opportunity that resonated with her, to establish an endowment, the income of which would provide partial support for an annual poetry reading. 

Through The Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading the Tabet family honors Caesar’s memory and shares his love of literature, especially poetry, and his recognition of education and the arts as a transformative power in elevating the human spirit.

Siena Center

Host of The Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading, The St. Catherine of Siena Center provides Dominican University a variety of events; including lectures, symposia, conferences, workshops, retreats, research and discussion groups.