News: Reading

Hello again! I’ll be reading at Poems Photos Coffee at Zen Cafe in South Bend this Saturday, August 11. Doors open at 8:00 pm. They’ll have a zine available with work from all the readers — how cool is that?! (Answer: very cool.) I’ll be reading a few of my erasures of Men’s Rights Activist nonsense and I am very excited about this skewering.

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News: A Gajillion April Readings (Updated)

I’m reading a whole bunch of times in April (it’s National Poetry Month!) with a whole bunch of talented people. Please come see me. Free hugs with all poetry listenings! What a deal.

April 1, 2017 ♦ 7:00 pm
White Whale Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA
PPR Presents Reading Series

April 7, 2017 ♦ 6:00 pm
Better World Books, Goshen, IN
WordPlay Anthology Reading

April 9, 2017 ♦ 2:00 pm
Iechyd Da Brewing Company, Elkhart, IN
WordPlay Anthology Release Party

April 20, 2017 ♦ 7:30 pm
LangLab South Bend, South Bend, IN
Lit Literary Collective Poetry Bonanza!

April 22, 2017 ♦ 7:00 pm
The General Deli & Cafe, South Bend, IN
Retirement Plan 2: Pro Choice South Bend Benefit Reading

April 28, 2017 ♦ 6:00 pm
South Bend Museum of ArtSouth Bend, IN
Ekphrastic Chapbook Release Reading

AWP Readings

I’ll be reading with three magnificent journals and dozens of brilliant writers at offsite readings in DC during AWP. This is my first AWP, but I hear that these readings tend to be magnificent parties with great opportunities to meet other artists you admire, in addition to hearing them share their work. Hope to see you there!

February 8, 2017 ♦ 6:00 pm
The Greene Turtle, 601 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
Pittsburgh Poetry Review AWP Reception/Reading

February 9, 2017 ♦ 6:00 pm
Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20009
Menacing Hedge Dinner Party Jamboree

February 10, 2017 ♦ 7:00 pm
Studio 14691469 Harvard St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Gallery Reading by Stirring and Five Oaks Press

News: Readings in South Bend, IN on April 27

I’m doing two readings this Wednesday, April 27 in South Bend. The first is a reading for Analecta, the IU South Bend student literary journal. I have 3 poems and an art piece in this year’s journal. That reading starts at 5 pm in the IUSB library atrium; I’ll be reading my pieces from the journal, and I’ll start at around 6:20.

After that, I’m headed to The Well, a not-for-profit coffeehouse in South Bend’s River Park neighborhood (just east down Mishawaka Avenue from IUSB) for an open mic that starts at 7:30. I’ll be reading at 8:00 or so and will be reading some new work that I’m really excited about!

Both readings are free and open to the public — that’s you!


News: Reading in Griffith, Indiana

B-Story Books will be holding its second Open Mic this Sunday, November 15 from 3-5 pm Central time at Pokro Brewing in Griffith, Indiana. This time they’re featuring widely-published poet Bill Yarrow, who read at the This is Poetry Vol. II launch party last weekend and whom I really enjoyed. I’ll be reading, too. Bring something to read or play!

Here’s a poem of Bill’s that originally appeared in DIAGRAM:


Once in a fit of pique, she poured
vinegar on the anniversary roses
which withered in his seeing. In
retribution, he became incontinent.
That made her, she who misunder-
stood love, love him more, and him,
he who misunderstood marriage,
respect her less. Is there a recipe for
lasting happiness? Look, perhaps, to
applesauce. The apples of attraction.
The sugar of indulgence. The water of
conduction. Everything improves over
time. Everything in the world. Except
the consolidated body. Except the
orphan garden. Except ripe fruit.