Events

2017

October 5-8. Lost Lake Writers Retreat, Lincoln, Michigan. Workshop leader, lecturer, reader. For more information contact John Lamb: johndlamb@​ameritech.net.

2016

Wednesday, February 17, 7:00. Poetry reading with Lisa Bickmore, Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South, 4th Floor Auditorium. Presented by CityArt.

Friday, February 26. Poetry reading, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Tuesday, March 1. Poetry reading, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah.

Sunday, May 1. Poetry reading with other White Pine Press poets, 1:00, Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Hawthorne Pickman Room, Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem, Massachusetts. www.masspoetry.org

Saturday, September 24, 10:45 a.m. Poetry workshop, New Hampshire Poetry Festival. Engaging the Senses to Write a Poem of Place.

2015

Saturday, September 19, 9:15 a.m. Poetry reading at New Hampshire Poetry Festival with Ralph Pennel, Anna Ross, and Rodney Wittwer. New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

Monday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. Allen Neff Memorial poetry reading, Doudna Recital Hall, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

Sunday, October 4, 2:00-3:30. Moderator, Tribute to Galway Kinnell. With Vijay Seshadri, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Cleopatra Mathis, Gregory Pardlo, Dede Cummings, and others. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org

Friday, November 6, 10:15--11:30 a.m. Poetry reading with Megan Sexton and Andrea Rogers at the Other Words Conference. Solarium, Ponce Hall, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. www.floridarts.org

Friday, November 6, 1:15--2:30. "This is Pop? On Poetry and Songwriting." Panel with Megan Sexton, Andrea Rogers, and Marty Williams. Other Words Conference, Flagler Room, Ponce Hall, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.

Friday, November 6, 8:00 p.m. Interview with Ed Ward, rock and roll historian for NPR's Fresh Air, former writer for Rolling Stone, Creem, and many other publications. Other Words conference, Solarium, Ponce Hall, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida.

Monday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. Poetry reading, Powell Hall Auditorium, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia.

Wednesday, November 11, 3:00. Poetry reading, Troy Moore Library, 23rd Floor, 25 Park Place. Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Saturday, November 14, time tba. Creative Plenary Speaker, with Madison Smartt Bell, at South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center, Durham, NC. Live music with Bell & Cooper to follow.

Thursday, November 19, 7:30. Poetry reading, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois.

2014
Friday, January 3, 6:00. A poetry reading celebrating the publication of So Little Time, a book of essays, poems, and photographs intended to draw attention to global warming. Dianich Gallery, Hooker-Dunham Building, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, VT. www.greenwriterspress.com

Friday, January 10, 7:00. Next One’s On Me!: A Reading Celebrating the Paperback Launch of Rosie Schaap's memoir DRINKING WITH MEN with bar-themed stories and poems. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY.

Friday, February 28, 1:30. A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kurt Brown, AWP conference, room 612, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.

Friday, February 28, 3:00. Making Certain it Goes On: A Tribute to Richard Hugo, AWP conference, room 609, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.

Tuesday, April 8, 1:00. Lecture on poetry and music, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.

Wednesday, April 9, 7:00. Musical performance with Madison Smartt Bell, Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre, MA.

2013

Monday, April 29, 7:00. Poetry reading with Ken Hebson. Meeting Room, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT.

Saturday, June 22, 11:45 a.m. Nantucket Book Festival. I will moderate a panel called At the Crossroads: The Intersection of Poetry and Song, with David Kirby, Charlotte Pence, and Jody Redhage. Harbor View Room, Dreamland Theater, Nantucket, Massachusetts. www.nantucketbookfestival.org

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. Nantucket Book Festival. I will read three poems of mine that cellist and singer Jody Redhage will perform, one of which, Mars Poetica, will have its world premier. Harbor View Room, Dreamland Theater, Nantucket, Massachusetts. www.nantucketbookfestival.org & www.jodyredhage.com

Thursday, October 3, 7:00. Poetry reading for Vermont Reads Poetry 180. Brooks Memorial Library, Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.

2012

Friday, March 2, 3:00--4:15. Panel discussion at AWP Conference entitled Twin Muses: The Shared Literary Histories Between Poems and Songs. With Charlotte Pence, Kevin Young, David Daniel, and Claudia Emerson. Boulevard Room A,B,C, Hilton Chicago.

Friday, March 23, noon. Poetry reading at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.

Saturday, April 21, 7:00--8:00. Music gig with Madison Smartt Bell and the Forgetters. Lakeside Lounge, 162 Avenue B, New York, NY. 212-529-8463.

Saturday, June 16, 11:30 a.m. Reading at Nantucket Book Festival with Andre Dubus III. Great Hall of the Atheneum, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Saturday, September 1, 3:00. Music and poetry panel with David Kirby, Charlotte Pence, and Vynnie Meli. Old Courthouse, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia.

2011

Friday, February 4, 2:00. Book signing at AWP Conference, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. At the BOA Editions table in the bookfair.

Friday, February 4, 9:00. Poetry and music performance with Madison Smartt Bell and friends. Solly's U Street Tavern, 1942 11th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, March 1, 7:00. Poetry reading at Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont. Ragle Hall. For more information, www.marlboro.edu.

Wednesday, April 27, noon. Poetry reading in Founders Hall, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut.

Saturday, July 30, 8:00 p.m. Poetry reading at Greenfield Arts Eclective, Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Thursday, October 6, 5:00 p.m. Poetry reading at The Putney School, Putney, Vermont.

Thursday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. Poetry reading at Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois. ECC Arts Center, Room VPA 191D.

2010

Sunday, February 28, 2:00. Poetry reading as part of The Really Big Show, a variety show based on the Ed Sullivan show. This event is a fundraiser for the Northampton Arts Council. Academy of Music Theater, downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. www.northamptonartscouncil.org or 413-587-1069. $7.

Thursday, April 8, 3:00--4:00. Book signing for new book, Chaos is the New Calm. BOA Editions tables, i10--i11, Exhibit Hall A, Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Denver, Colorado.

Saturday, April 10, 4:30. Panelist, Poetry and New Media: A User's Guide. AWP annual conference, Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 103-105, Denver, Colorado.

Friday, April 23, 4:30. National Poetry Month reading with Greg Delanty, Paige Ackerson-Keily, and others, followed by book signing and reception. Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Street, Montpelier, VT. For more information, contact Ann Cardinal at 802-828-8589.Sau

Friday, May 7, 7:00. BOOK LAUNCH! Poetry reading and book signing. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. For more information, 802-254-5290.

Tuesday, May 11, 7:00. Reading with poet Valerie Duff as part of the AGNI 71 launch party. Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.

Thursday, May 13, 7:00. Reading with Kerry O'Keefe at Bart's Cafe, 286 Main Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts. 413-475-3321.

Saturday, July 31, 2:30. Reading at Bookstock: The Green Mountain Festival of Words. Norman Williams Public Library Reading Room, Woodstock, Vermont. www.bookstockvt.org

Sunday, August 15, 4:00. Reading and signing at Borders Bookstore, 1122 Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan. 248-652-0558.

Sunday, September 26, 1:00. Reading at Burlington Book Festival, Performing Arts Center Film House, Main Street Landing, downtown Burlington, Vermont. www.burlingtonbookfestival.com.

Saturday, October 2, 3:15. Reading and book signing at Brattleboro Literary Festival, River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org

2009

Tuesday, February 10. Reading at Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL.

Thursday, February 12. Tribute to Penelope Austin, AWP Conference, Chicago Hilton, Continental B, 4:30.

Saturday, March 7. Reading at Hollins Literary Festival, Hollins University, Hollins, VA.

Thursday, April 9, 7:00. Reading with Lea Banks at Windham Wine Gallery, 30 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. For more information, call 802-246-6400.

Friday, October 2, 7:30. Workshop/​performance with Jody Redhage, cellist, on setting poetry to music--part of the Brattleboro Literary Festival. The Church, Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. Free. For more information, www.brattleboroliteraryfestival.org.

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