Past Events

February 12, 2016, 8 pm
Book Launch, T-Bones Cafe, Hattiesburg, MS

February 16, 2016, 6 pm
Living Writers Series, The Atrium, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

February 19, 2016, 7 pm
Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, Boulder, CO with Graham Foust

February 20, 2016, 7 pm
BookBar, Denver, CO with Wayne Miller and Nicky Beer

March 2, 2016, 3:30 pm
Oxford Conference for the Book, Oxford, MS with Richard Katrovas and Caki Wilkinson

March 6, 2016, 3 pm
SAFTA Reading, Knoxville, TN with TJ Jarrett and Jordan Zandi

March 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Nitty Gritty Magic City Reading Series with Nabila Lovelace & Lauren Slaughter
Desert Island Supply Company, 5500 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35212

March 14, 2016 , 8 pm
Blacksmith House Poetry Reading Series with Anthony Carrelli, Cambridge, MA

March 19, 2016
Impossible Language Reading Series with Emma Bolden and Marty Cain
story booth, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

March 26, 2016, 5 pm
Lorelei Books, Vicksburg, MS

March 31, 2016 AWP Conference, Los Angeles
11 am- 12 pm  Book signing: 32 Poems Table, AWP Bookfair (Table 1042)
1-2 pm Book signing: Center for Writers/Mississippi Review ( Table 502)
4:30 pm Reading with Mary Jo Bang, Laura Kasischke, Martha Collins, & Timothy Donnelly
Room 403 A, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, LA

April 1, 2016 AWP Conference, Los Angeles
10:30 am USM Center for Writers /Mississippi Review Reading
with Andrew Malan Milward, Allison Cambell, and Kirstin Valdez Quade
Robert Muroff Bookfair Stage, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level
2-3 pm Book signing: Carnegie Mellon University Press Table, AWP Bookfair (Table 630)

April 7, 2016
4 pm  Reading, Room 305 of Kauke Hall (400 E. University St.). College of Wooster, Wooster, OH

April 25, 2016
6:30 pm Bennington Writers reading at Cornelia Street Cafe with April Bernard, Russell Dillon, and Michael O’Keefe, NY, NY

April 27, 2016
6:30 pm Cambridge Public Library, reading with Megan Grumbling and Lynne Potts

April 30, 2016
2-3 pm, Hawthorne Library, Mass Poetry Festival, Salem, MA, with Rachel Richardson and Megan Grumbling.


Thursday, April 9

1-2 pm: Book Signing, Mississippi Review/Center for Writers  Table 924 AWP Bookfair

Saturday, April 11

4:30-5:45: How to Teach Literary Magazines in the Classroom and Why, a panel at the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Minneapolis, MN with Jenn Scheck-Kahn, Michael Nye, Christina Thompson, and Rachel May. Auditorium Room 2, Level 1


September 26, 8 pm

Mid-South Book Festival/Impossible Language Reading Series

Reading with poets Angela Ball and Allison Campbell

Crosstown Arts, 438 N Cleveland St, Memphis, TN

September 2 – October 18

VCCA Fellows Multi-media Exhibit  Brentwood Arts Exchange

AXIS, an exhibition of visual, digital, sound, and literary arts, investigates possibilities for changing, realigning, and connecting multiple media sources to foster new concepts and creative alliances. After a two-year period of collaboration among 13 Fellows from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, AXIS will debut this fall at DC area’s Brentwood Arts Exchange, under the directorship of Phil Davis. The roster of national and international artists includes:

Jo Ann Biagini (CA) • Julia Bloom (DC) • Blinn Jacobs (CT) • Caroline Burton (NY). Alonzo Davis (MD) • de’ Angelo Dia (NC) • Rebecca Morgan Frank (MS) • David R. Lincoln (NY) Joan Michelson (UK) • Indrani Nayar-Gall (NC) • Judith Pratt (VA) • Jessica Deane Rosner (RI) Aaron Stepp) (KY)


Saturday, June 14  2 pm

Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Gulfport, MS 39503

Thursday, February 27, 2014

AWP Conference, Seattle, 9:00 am to 10:15 am

“Lives Not Our Own: The Ethics and Practice of Assuming the Voices of Others” with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Nicholas Boggs, Courtney Maum, and Justin St Germain

November 9, 2013, noon

PXP (Poetry Exchange Project) Hunter Deely Memorial All-City Reading

Buddhist Community Center, 623 N. Rendon St.

With Carroll Beauvais, Megan Burns, Peter Cooley, Nik De Dominic, Melissa Dickey, Cassandra Donish,Maia Elgin,Elizabeth Gross, Kay Murphy, Brad Richard, Dan Rosenberg,Zach Savich, Shelly Taylor, Jay Thompson,Afton Wilky, Mark Yakich

September 3, 7 pm


1718: A New Orleans Reading Series, Columns Hotel on St. Charles

New Orleans, LA

September 6

Monsters of Poetry Series w/ Geoffrey G. O’Brien,  BJ Best, and Joel Craig

Dragonfly Lounge, 401 E. Washington Ave, Madison, WI

Ars Poetica at the Poetry Foundation: An Art Song Event sponsored by Memorious & SIngers On New Ground
Ars Poetica at the Poetry Foundation: An Art Song Event sponsored by Memorious & SIngers On New Ground
Reading in the Loyola University, Chicago Visiting Writing Series.

April 2, 2013, 7 pm

Wit Rabbit Reading Series, With Timothy Donnelly, Anthony Madrid, Geoffrey O’Brien, H. V. Crammond

Quencher’s Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL

April 11, 2013, 6:30 pm

Jubilee: A  Festival of the Arts and Humanities

Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

April 29, 2013

Sarabande’s 21C Reading Series, Louisville, KY

July  2012

Sewanee Writers’ Conference Reading with Eugene Cross & Caitlin Horrocks

 June 5, 2012

West Tisbury Public Library Reading with poet Justen Ahren

April 2012

Reading at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

April 3, 2012

Newtonville Books Reading with Wendy Mnookin and Leslie Williams

March 29, 2012, 5 pm

University of Connecticut “Writers Who Edit, Editors Who Write”

March 19, 2012, 8 pm

Blacksmith House Poetry Series Reading with Christopher Hennessey
Blacksmith House Poetry Series Reading with Christopher Hennessey

March 16, 2012, 7 pm 

Assumption College 

March 13, 2012, 5:30-7:30

Little Murders Everywhere Launch Party, Saloon, Boston, MA
Little Murders Everywhere Launch Party, Saloon, Boston, MA


March 1, 2012


The Scions of Studs Terkel: Creative Writers as Oral Historians I’ll be on a panel with Miles Harvey,  Peter Orner, Audrey Petty & Kelli Simpkins. AWP Conference: State Ballroom, Palmer House Hilton, 4th Floor

2-3 pm

Book signing at the Salmon Poetry Table (Table 624) , AWP Bookfair, Hilton, AWP  Conference, Chicago, IL

Memorious Art Song Event at AWP: A reading and listening event on-site at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference. With Matthew Hittinger, Katie Peterson, & Jill McDonough and composers Randall West, Eric Malmquist, and Brian Baxter.


February 29, 2012

5.30 – 7.00 p

Salmon Book Launch (Including Little Murders Everywhere)

The Poetry Center of Chicago

9 pm

Salmon Poetry Reading, The Hungry Brain, 2319 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60618

October 15th, 2011

Poetry workshop at the Boston Book Festival.

September 24, 2011, 4:30 pm

Eric Malmquist’s setting of my poem “Juramentado” and composer Luke Gullickson’s setting of Katie Peterson’s “The Accounts,” winner of the Memorious art song contest were performed here”

Ars Poetica II: An Art Song Concert

Sponsored by Singers on New Ground (SONG) & Memorious










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