Virtual Events

1/10/21 Hot L Poets Series, hosted by Smartish Pace & Baltimore Poets Theatre. With Jason Gordon.

2/19/21 Launch of Oh You Robot Saints! with Pilsen Community Books

2/25/21 A Mighty Blaze Poetry Series

2/25/21 Sewanee Writers’ Conference Reading Series

3/1/21  Blacksmith House Poetry Series, Cambridge, MA. With Natalie Shapero.

3/4/21   12:20 PM CT “Crossover Collaboration: Poets with Visual Artists and Musicians, panel with Jeffrey Bean, Douglas Kearney, Timothy Liu, and Joanna Cowan White. AWP Virtual Kansas City. 

3/23/21 Lewis University. With Jessica Guzman.

3/31/21 Clermont College, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

4/7/21  Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. With Vijay Seshadri and Indran Amirthanayagam.

7/11/21  Open Mouth Reading Series, Fayetteville, AR 

Recent Events:

10/2/20 Sonnets from the American Symposium, Johns Hopkins University.

10/20/20 Poetry Foundation Open Door Series reading with BGSU graduate student Sherrel McLafferty, as well as Chicago poets Elizabeth Metzger Sampson and Timothy Rey. 

11/19/20 Northwestern School of Professional Studies Faculty and Graduate Fall Quarter Reading, with Paula Carter,  Faisal Mohyuddin, and Simone Muench, and two new graduates of the School of Professional Studies MFA program: Sara Connell and Michelle Reid-Powell, cohosted by Madison Street Books.

11/21/20 “Heartbreak, or Research?  Poets on the Writing Process.” Words and Music Festival, New Orleans. With Stacey Balkun, Elizabeth Gross, Skye Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Melinda Palacio.


Previous Events:

Past readings have included events at Hollins University’s Lex Allen Literary Festival, Loyola University of Chicago, University of Connecticut, College of Wooster, University of South Alabama, William Paterson University, Oxford Conference for the Book at the University of Mississippi, Cambridge Public Library, Simmons College, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, University of Missouri, KC, Emerson College, UMass Lowell, Southern New Hampshire University, Lewis University, Tufts University, Brandeis University, Virginia Tech, Miami University Publishing Symposium, Virginia Tech, Bowling Green State University, and Ohio Northern University as well as these wonderful independent bookstores and cafes: Bookends and Beginnings, CityLit Books, Square Books, Longfellow Books, Lorelei Books, Porter Square Books, Bookbar Denver, T-Bones Cafe, and A Room of One’s Own. I’ve also been hosted by reading series run by generous folks at the Nitty Gritty Magic City Series in Birmingham; SAFTA in Knoxville; Impossible Language in Memphis; Blacksmith House in Cambridge; Monsters of Poetry in Madison; Wit Rabbit in Chicago; the Collected Poet Series in Shelburne Falls, MA; Rhino Reads in Evanston, IL; both The Sunday Salon and The Sunday Series in Chicago; The 45 Series in Chicago; and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. Also, The Boston Book Festival, New Hampshire Poetry Festival, Mid-South Book Festival, Southern Festival of Books, Spencertown Academy Festival of Books, Northwestern University Summer Writers’ Conference, & Virginia Festival of the Book.


Rebecca Morgan Frank (left), with poet Hadara Bar-Nadav at City Lit Books.