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Upcoming Readings:


Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS)
October 18, 2017
Details TBA

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

Details TBA

Past Readings:


Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH)
September 20, 2017, 4:00pm

English Department Colloquium Speaker
Ness Auditorium
Springfield, OH  45504

Indy Reads Books (Indianapolis, IN)
September 16, 2017, 6:00pm
Indy Reads Books

911 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46202

Trident Booksellers and Cafe  (Boston, Mass.)
September 12, 2017, 7:00pm
Trident Booksellers and Cafe

338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA  02115

Pete’s Big Salmon Reading (Brooklyn, New York)
September 8, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Pete’s Candy Store

709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY  11211

Poetry in Akron  (Akron, Ohio)
September 3, 2017, 7:00pm
Bluff Blue Door Gallery
152 Bluff Street
Akron, OH  44304

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

Curbside Books & Records  (Chicago, IL)
With C. Russell Price, Holly Amos, Meredith Maltby, & Erin Watson
August 31, 2017, 
Curbside Books & Records
125 South Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60603
(invite / ad)

Literati Books  (Ann Arbor, MI)
With Susanna Lang
August 28, 2017, 
Literati Bookstore
124 East Washington
Ann Arbor, MI  48104

(with poetry) Reading Series  (Columbus, Ohio)
With Jeremy Glazier
August 27, 2017, 7:00pm
Milo Arts
617 East Third Ave
Columbus, OH  43201

Flour City Yawp (Rochester, New York)
August 24, 2017, 2:00pm
104.3 FM
Radio program

Voyageur Books (Milwaukee, WI)
August 18, 2017, 7:00pm

Art Bar Poetry Series  (Toronto, Ontario)
August 15, 2017, 8:00pm
The Free Times Cafe
With Pearl Pirie & Darrell Epp

Sundays at Erv’s (Brooklyn, NYC)
August 13, 2017, 6:00pm
Erv’s on Beekman
With Alexandra Watson & Nina Boutsikaris & YZ Chin

City Books (Pittsburgh, PA)
August 12, 2017, 7:00pm

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
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)