Past Events

February 9, 2017Washington, DC. Resist/Replenish: A Coven Press Reading w/Amish Trivedi, Claire Donato, Adam Clay, Heidi Lynn Staples, Maureen Thorson, Douglas Ray, Kwoya Fagin Maples, T. A. Noonan, and Gillian Devereux. Songbyrd, 2477 18th St  NW. 7:30pm.

February 10, 2017
Washington, DC. Slow Reading: Creative Writing, Experiential Learning, and Values w/ Eavon Klavon, Dale Smith, Jonathan Skinner, and Taylor Brorby. AWP Conference. Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Marriot Marquis, Meeting Level Two. noon.

February 11, 2017
Washington, DC. Eco-Writing: Plotting a Way Forward in Three Genres w/ Clinton Crockett Peters, Toni Jensen, Roger Reeves, and Kurt Caswell. AWP Conference. Room 202B, Washington Convention Center, Level Two. 4:30pm.

March 10, 2017
Louisville, KY. InKY Reading Series w/ T.J. Jarrett. Bard's Town Restaurant, 1801 Bardstown Rd. 7pm.

March 11, 2017
Nashville, TN. Et Al. Reading Series w/ Christine Hall and Crystal Wood. Sauvage Galerie,1114b 3rd Ave. S. 8pm-ish.

June 10, 2017
Topeka, KS. Brooksfest: A Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration. Brown vs Board of Education, 1515 SE Monroe St. 1pm.

June 23, 2017

Detroit, MI. Eco/poe/tics w/ Eric Magrane, Jared Stanley, Angela Hume, Allison Cobb, Linda Russo, Adam Dickinson, Marthe Reed, Evelyn Reilly, Brenda Iijima, Tyrone Williams, Cris Cheek, Barrett Watten. 460 W Canfield St. 7:30pm.

June 24, 2017 Detroit, MI. De/Re-composing as Resistance w/ Amanda Ackerman, Brenda Iijima, Linda Russo, and Brenda Sieczkowski. ASLE Biennial Conference. 3:30pm.

June 30, 2017 Orono, ME. The Long Poem in the 90s: Baraka, Jarnot, Moure w/ John Beer, Kaplan Harris, and Ann Vickery. Poetry & Poetics of the 1990s, National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine. 12:45pm.
Sept 12, 2017 Lawrence, KS. Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award Lecture w/ Henry Bial. Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas. 7:30pm

February 4, 2016 Maryville, MO. Visiting Writer's Series w/ Phong Nguyen, Department of English and Modern Languages, Northwest Missouri State University, Student Union Living Room. 7pm.

March 3, 2016 San Marcos, CA. Poetry Reading, Cal State San Marcos. 7pm.

March 6, 2016 San Diego, CA. Non-Standard Lit reading series. w/ Douglas Kearney. Gym Standard. 5pm.

April 1, 2016 Los Angeles, CA. Portland State & UC Davis AWP Reading w/John Beer, Pam Houston, Annie Liontas, Melinda Moustakis, Katie Peterson, and Leni Zumas. BOLD Room LA. 6pm-8pm.

April 2, 2016 Los Angeles, CA. "Ekphrasis in the Digital Age" w/ Timothy Bradford, Amy Catanzano, Matthew Cooperman, and Amaranth Borsuk. AWP Conference, Room 505, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level. 9am-10:30am.

April 10, 2016 Buffalo, NY. "Contemporary Renovations in Lyric" w/ John Beer. Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years Conference. University of Buffalo, 9am.

April 12, 2016 Brooklyn, NY. Belladonna w/Rachel Levitsky and Yanyi Luo. Shoestring Press, 663 Classon Ave. 8pm

April 13, 2016 Brooklyn, NY. Poetry Reading w/Angela Peñaredondo, Angel Dominguez, and Gabriel Ojeda Sangue. Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop. 7-10pm.

April 15-16, 2016 New Orleans, LA. New Orleans Poetry Festival.
Ecopoetics and Subjectivity: Paradigms of Place, with Marthe Reed and Sueyuen Juliette Lee. Details TBA.
Noemi Press Poetry Reading w/ Carolina Ebied, Steven Karl, Jeffrey Pethybridge, and Vanessa Angelica Villarreal. Details TBA.

June 18, 2016 Boulder, CO. Faculty Reading w/ Samiya Bashir, Will Alexander & Lewis Warsh. Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, Performing Arts Center. 7:30pm.

June 19, 2016 Denver, CO. Backyard Poems w/ Steven Karl. 4pm.

December 3, 2016 Victoria, TX. University of Houston-Victoria Downtown Arts Series w/ Jonathan Stalling.  UHV Center for the Arts, 204 N. Main St. 7pm.

December 4, 2016 Austin, TX. Smoking Glue Gun w/ John Pluecker, Kimberly Alidio, and Fernando Flores.
Butterfly Bar, 2307 Manor Rd. 7pm.

December 5, 2016 Houston, TX. Failure to Identify w/ Min K. Kang. Alabama Song, 2521 Oakdale St. 7pm.

March 17, 2015 Lawrence, KS. Poetry Reading w/Hannah Gamble and Rich Smith. Lawrence Public Library. 7pm.

April 8, 2015 Minneapolis, MN. Bloof + Coconut + Saturnalia at AWP15. New Century Theatre. 7pm.

April 11, 2015 Minneapolis, MN. AWP Conference. "Poetry of the Plains, High Desert, and Prairie" w/Hai-Dang Phan, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Linda Russo, and Sasha Steensen. 9am.

April 15, 2015

Topeka, KS. National Poetry Month Reading. Topeka Public Library. 7pm.
April 16, 2015 Emporia, KS. Visiting Writer Series. Emporia State University, Preston Family Room (MU). 7pm.

April 23, 2015 Boone, NC. Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series Craft Talk w/Tim Earley. Appalachian State University, Table Rock Room. 2:00pm.

April 23, 2015 Boone, NC. Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series Poetry Reading w/Tim Earley. Appalachian State University, Table Rock Room. 7:30pm.

June 26, 2015 Moscow, Idaho. ASLE Conference. "Textual Environments: Site and Permeability" w/Michelle Detorie, Nathan Hauke, and Brenda Sieczkowski. 8:30am.

July 21, 2015 Lawrence, KS. "Poetry and Its Futures" w/Kevin Young, Frank X Walker, Lauri Ramey, Stephanie Fitzgerald, and Joanne Gabbin. NEH Seminar: Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement. University of Kansas. 4:30-6:30pm.

August 3, 2015
Lawrence, KS. 88er, Teacup Gorilla, Megan Kaminski, and Eric Suzanne (2 Bands +2 Poets). Eighth Street Taproom.  8pm.

Sept 12, 2015 Topeka, KS. "Art is an Invitation to Activism," Kansas League of Women Voters. NOTO Arts Center. 6:00-8:00pm.

October 15, 2015 Deep City book release

Oct 28, 2015

Spokane, WA. Eco-poetry Forum. Gonzaga University, Foley Library Writing Center. 2:10pm.

Oct 28, 2015 Spokane, WA. Poetry Reading w/ Roger Dunsmore, Linda Russo, and Derek Sheffield Gonzaga University. Cataldo Globe Room. 7:30pm.

Oct 29, 2015 Pullman, WA. Class Visit. Washington State University.

Nov 4, 2015 Lawrence, KS. "Gentlewomen: Allegory, Gender, and the Feral." Resident Fellows Seminar. Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas. noon.

Nov 11, 2015
Norman, OK. Poetry Reading and Class Visits. University of Oklahoma

Nov 12, 2015
Stillwater, OK. Oklahoma State University. TBA

Nov 13, 2015
Oklahoma City, OK. TBA

Dec 2, 2015
Lawrence, KS. Poetry Reading and Book Release w/Jim McCrary. The Raven Bookstore. 8pm.


February 25, 2014 Portland, OR. Visit to John Beer's class. Department of English, Portland State University. 

February 25, 2014
Portland, OR. Poetry Reading, w/Alan Bernheimer, Brandon Downing, Lucy Ives, and K. Silem Mohammad. details TBA.

February 27, 2014
Seattle, WA. "South Dakota Review: A 50th Anniversary Reading and Celebration," w/Lee Ann Roripaugh, Tiffany Midge, Ira Sukrungruang, and Sean Johnston. AWP Annual Conference. Room 202, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 2. 1:30pm.

February 28, 2014
Seattle, WA. Dusie Kollektiv AWP Off-Site Reading Pike's Brewing Pub, 1415 First Avenue. 9pm.

March 1, 2014
Seattle, WA. Alice Blue, Bloof, and Coconut Books AWP Off-Site Reading. The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA. 6-9pm.

April 16, 2014
Lawrence, KS. Poetry reading w/Joshua Clover. The Commons, University of Kansas. 7pm.

April 24, 2014
Chicago, IL. Visit to Joshua Corey's class. Lake Forest College.

April 24, 2014 Chicago, IL. Poetry Reading w/ Kevin Sampsell. Lake Forest College. 5pm. Skybox.

April 26, 2014 Chicago, IL. Red Rover Series w/Carrie Olivia Adams, Kathleen Rooney & Sara Tracey. Outer Space Studio: 1474 N Milwaukee Ave. 7pm.

May 30, 2014 Kansas City, MO. Midwest Small Press Festival Opening Party w/Rhiannon Dickerson & Jordan Stempleman. Hammerpress, 110 Southwest Blvd, 7pm

June 9 - 20, 2014 Nebraska City, NE. Writer in Residence. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

June 18, 2014 Boone, NC. Virtual Class Visit, "Cultures of Attention." Appalachian State University. 12:45pm.

July 6 - 13, 2014 Joshua Tree, CA. Writer in Residence. Networks of Belonging: Geographies, Citizenries, and the Masses. Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange.

July 8, 2014 Joshua Tree, CA. Poetry Reading and Poetics Talk. Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange. 10am.

July 25, 2014 Lawrence, KS. Young Women Authors w/Amber Brejcha-Fraley and Kate Lorenz. Wonder Fair,  803½ Massachusetts St, 7:30pm. 

Oct 9, 2014 Boulder, CO. Bombay Gin Reading Series w/HR Hegnauer. Innisfree Bookstore, 7:00pm.

Oct 10, 2014 Boulder, CO. [Dis]Embodied Poetics Conference. "Withness: thought-start in creative-critical practice" w/Durriel Harris, Marthe Reed, & Lisa Samuels. Sycamore 8140, Naropa University. 3:30pm.

Oct 30, 2014 Lawrence, KS. A Mischief Night Beecher's Reading. The Raven Bookstore. 7pm.

Nov 6, 2014 Kansas City, MO. Los Angeles Review in Kansas City. w/Allison Coffelt, Justin Hamm, and Scott Garson. AIA Kansas City. 7:30pm.

Nov 15, 2014 Kansas City, MO. A Common Sense Reading Series. w/Bruce Covey, Tyler Gobble, and Mike Young. Details TBD.