#ArtLitPhx: Come to the Table

Come to the Table Opening Reception: August 31 at 2:00 PM

Curated by Leela Denver in collaboration with Wren Awry, with additional curation by Dr. Laura Vázquez Blázquez.

Come to the Table presents work about, inspired by, and in conversation with food. This exhibit explores the many forms of food poems that exist while also asking “what can a food poem be?” Organized by four fundamental stages of a food experience—growing, sourcing, cooking, and eating, with a highlight of food culture along the US-Mexican border—this exhibit explores the various ways poetry uses food and food uses poetry. Come to the table and join us for an interactive exhibit where you can explore the world of food poetry and share your own with us.  

Exhibitions are displayed in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona, 1508 E. Helen St., Tucson.

Authors Talk: David Moody

David MoodyToday we are pleased to feature poet David Moody as our Authors Talk series contributor. David discusses his poem, “Afterbirth,” and the role his mother’s career as a nurse played in his work.

Of all of the themes surrounding the poem, he says that the “passing on of family knowledge” is at its core. He then talks about the shifts between the language of food preparation and surgery, and the shifts between the professional and the personal in his mother’s life. David concludes by discussing the dual power wielded by the solitary lines in “Afterbirth.”

David’s poem, “Afterbirth,” can be read and heard in Issue 19 of Superstition Review.