**Currently scheduling a reading tour across East Coast & Rust Belt for August/September 2017.  Itinerary will be updated over the next couple of weeks — stay tuned.**

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Upcoming Readings:


City Books (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 12, 2017
City Books
908 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15233

Art Bar Poetry Series  (Toronto, Ontario)

August 15, 2017
The Free Times Cafe
320 College Street
Toronto, ON  M53 1S3

Big Big Mess Reading Series (Akron, Ohio)

September 2, 2017
Annabelle’s Bar & Lounge
784 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio  44303

Wild Writers Poetry Salon  (Toronto, Ontario)

September 6, 2017
7:00pm to 9:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Poetry Jazz Cafe
224 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, ON  M5T 2L7


Past Readings:


Show & Tell Open Mic Reading (Portland, OR) 

July 1, 2013
(listen:  pt 1.  and pt.2)
Featuring: Matthew Hartman, Graham Murtaugh, Chuck Carlise, Alex Dang!, Andrew Wood, Vahid Brown, Rose Drop Rust, Skye Sharp, Michael Robinson, Claire Ali, Walt Curtis, Patrick Bocarde, Daniel and Brad, Cunning Wolves and Lava Laketrout.




Poetrynight (Bellingham, Wash.) – Featured Reader

Sept 10, 2012
Amadeus Project, Bellingham, WA


InPrint/UH Award Winners Reading

April 1, 2012 (location TBA)
(with Adam Peterson, Michelle Mariano, Aja Gabel, Whitney Mower, Karyna McGlynn, Josh Gottlieb-Miller, and Karie Buss)

This is Beautiful, This is Beautiful: Six Small Presses (at AWP)

March 1, 2012
7 – 11pm
Simone’s Bar, AWP, Chicago, IL
Hosted by: Bateau, Burnside Review, Interrupture, Rose Metal Press, Slope Editions &Versal
Readers: John Gallaher, Brooklyn Copeland, Sean Lovelace, Chuck Carlise, Louise Mathias, Ryan FlahertyAnna Moriarty Lev, Jane Lewty, Erin Costello, Nate Liederbach, Amaranth Borsuk, Trey Moody/Joshua Ware, John Jodzio, Kate Nuernberger & Brad Liening 



“Word for Word” Reading Series

June 7, 2011
14 Pews, Houston, TX
(with Kevin Prufer and Edward Porter)

BoldFACE Faculty Reading

May 26, 2011
U.H. Honors College, Houston, TX
(with Rebecca Wadlinger)


Gulf Coast Reading Series

February 11, 2011
Brazo’s Bookstore, Houston, TX
(with Ryler Dustin and Quincy Flowers)


BoldFACE Faculty Reading

June 10, 2010
U.H. Honors College, Houston, TX
(with Adam Peterson)


Gulf Coast Editors’ Reading

December 4, 2009
Poison Girl, Houston, TX

Poison Pen Reading Series

January 29, 2009
Poison Girl, Houston, TX
(with Michael Dumanis and Casey Fleming)


Gulf Coast Editors’ Reading

December 5, 2008
Poison Girl, Houston, TX


Fellows’ Reading

July 10, 2008
Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow,  Eureka Springs, AR

“The Front Row” KUHF, 89.1 fm, NPR

Interview and reading
Houston, TX
(with Jeanine Walker)
(audio broadcast)   (extended interview) 



Bold-Sky Poetry Series

February 10, 2006
Bold-Sky Cafe, Portland, OR
(with Britney Baldwin)


Poet-in-Residence Readings

August 15-20, 2004
Lawrence, KS


Winter Reading Series

February 13, 2003
Cafe Roma, Davis, CA
(with Kirsten Lundstrum and Christien Gholson)


Winter Reading Series

March 20, 2002
Cafe Roma, Davis, CA
(with Jodie Angel and Ann Hunkins)