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Upcoming Readings:


Coming soon!

Past Readings:


Sigma Tau Delta, High Plains Regional Conference (Hays, KS)
Keynote Speaker
October 20, 2017

(review of the event)

Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH)
English Department Colloquium Speaker
September 20, 2017
(review of the event)

Indy Reads Books (Indianapolis, IN)
September 16, 2017

Trident Booksellers and Cafe  (Boston, Mass.)
September 12, 2017 

Pete’s Big Salmon Reading (Brooklyn, New York)
Pete’s Candy Store
September 8, 2017 (invite/ad)
With David Eye & Martha Rhodes

Poetry in Akron  (Akron, Ohio)
Bluff Blue Door Gallery
September 3, 2017, (invite/ad)

Wild Writers Poetry Salon  (Toronto, Ontario)
Poetry Jazz Cafe
September 6, 2017

Curbside Books & Records  (Chicago, IL)
August 31, 2017 (invite / ad)
With C. Russell Price, Holly Amos, Meredith Maltby, & Erin Watson

Literati Books  (Ann Arbor, MI)
August 28, 2017 (invite)
With Susanna Lang 

(with poetry) Reading Series  (Columbus, Ohio)
Milo Arts Center
August 27, 2017 (invite/ad)
With Jeremy Glazier

Flour City Yawp (Rochester, New York)
WAYO 104.3 FM
August 24, 2017

Voyageur Books (Milwaukee, WI)
August 18, 2017

Art Bar Poetry Series  (Toronto, Ontario)
The Free Times Cafe
August 15, 2017 (invite/ad)
With Pearl Pirie & Darrell Epp

Sundays at Erv’s (Brooklyn, NYC)
Erv’s on Beekman
August 13, 2017 (invite/ad)
With Alexandra Watson & Nina Boutsikaris & YZ Chin

City Books (Pittsburgh, PA)
August 12, 2017

With Jason Kirin


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
Amadeus Project, Bellingham, WA
Sept 10, 2012

InPrint/UH Award Winners Reading (Houston, TX)
April 1, 2012
(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 (AWP, Chicago)
Simone’s Bar
March 1, 2012
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 (Houston, TX)
14 Pews
June 7, 2011
(with Kevin Prufer and Edward Porter).

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

Gulf Coast Reading Series (Houston, TX)
Brazo’s Books
February 11, 2011
(with Ryler Dustin and Quincy Flowers)


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


Gulf Coast Editors’ Reading (Houston, TX)
Poison Girl
December 4, 2009

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


Gulf Coast Editors’ Reading (Houston, TX)
Poison Girl
December 5, 2008.

Fellows’ Reading (Eureka Springs, AR)
Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow
July 10, 2008.

“The Front Row” KUHF, 89.1 fm, NPR (Houston, TX)
Interview and reading
(with Jeanine Walker)
(audio broadcast)   (extended interview) 


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


Poet-in-Residence Readings (Lawrence, KS)
Various Locations
August 15-20, 2004


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


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