Published: February 05, 2018
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, The University of Tampa will welcome poet Richard Chess as part of the Writers at the University Series. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.
Chess is the author of four books of poetry, Love Nailed to the Doorpost (University of Tampa Press 2017), Third Temple (University of Tampa Press 2006), Chair in the Desert (University of Tampa Press 2000) and Tekiah (University of Georgia Press 1996; republished by University of Tampa Press 2000). His poems have appeared in Best American Spiritual Writing 2005, Telling and Remembering: A Century of American Jewish Poetry and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary American Jewish Poetry.
Chess is an award-winning professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville. In recent years, he has become active in the national movement exploring the use of contemplative pedagogy in higher education. He has served on the faculty of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ADMHE) Summer Seminar in Contemplative Pedagogy Development (2015) and has presented every year since 2011 at the annual ACMHE Academic Conference. At UNC Asheville, he has played a leading role in the contemplative pedagogy and practice initiative, which began there in 2011.
For more information, contact Donald Morrill, Dana professor of English and associate dean of graduate and continuing studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.