Past Readings: 2014-15
September 27, 2014
Watershed Eco-Poetry Festival, Berkeley CA
I’m very pleased to be included in the 2014 Watershed Eco-Poetry Festival.
November 6, 2014
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore, Berkeley CA
West Coast Book Launch
I will be reading with Malachi Black author of the poetry collection Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). As the current Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University, his poems appear or are forthcoming in journals includingPoetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, AGNI, Narrative, The Southern Review, and Southwest Review, among others, as well as in several recent and forthcoming anthologies, including Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review; Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (Yale UP); and The Poet’s Quest for God (UK). The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship (awarded by the Poetry Foundation in conjunction with Poetry magazine), Black has since been granted fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, the University of Utah, and Yaddo. Black was featured as the subject of an Emerging Poet profile by Mark Jarman in the Academy of American Poets’ American Poet magazine, and his work has several times been set to music and otherwise featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. He will be Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego beginning Fall 2014.
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookshop
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
January 29, 2015
Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA
I will be reading with Ellery Akers on Thursday, January 29th at a Poetry Flash event presented at Moe's Books .
Ellery Akers’s new book of poems, Practicing the Truth, won the 2014 Autumn House Poetry Prize, selected by Alicia Suskin Ostriker, who says of it, “With the passion and determination of an abuse survivor, the exploring mind of a naturalist, and the soul energy of a language-loving poet, Akers gives us not one truth but layer on layer of overlapping truths.” A writer, artist, and naturalist, she is also the author of the previous poetry collection Knocking on the Earth and the children’s novel Sarah’s Waterfall. Her poetry has been featured on National Public Radio, and her many honors include the Poetry International Prize, the John Masefield Award, and Sierra magazine’s Nature Writing Award.
2476 Telegraph Avenue
February 13, 2015
Northtown Books, Arcata, CA
I will be reading at Northtown Books in Arcata, California on Friday February 13th at 7pm. I'm happy to be reading with my friend and fellow poet Monte Merrick. Monte began working with injured wildlife in 1999 at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, Washington. In 2002 he joined the response team with International Bird Rescue Research Center and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network in California. He has responded to a number of oil spills and other forms of industrial calamity, working with several organizations and agencies. He is a co-founder and co-director of bird ally x, a collective of wildlife caregivers based in Northern California which recently merged with the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center. A poet and occasional publisher of other poets, his poetry can be found in the West Marin Review and at le point d'appui: a magazine of ammunition, which he edits. Monte Merrick is married to artist Laura Corsiglia, they live between the redwoods and the sea in Manila California.
957 H. Street
March 26, 2015
Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA
I'm pleased to read at Prairie Light Bookstore on Thursday March 26th with Malachi Black author of the poetry collection Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014). Currently, Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego, his poems appear or are forthcoming in journals including Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, AGNI, Narrative, The Southern Review, and Southwest Review, among others, as well as in several recent and forthcoming anthologies, including Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review; Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry (Yale UP); and The Poet’s Quest for God (UK).
The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship (awarded by the Poetry Foundation in conjunction with Poetry magazine), Black has since been granted fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, the University of Utah, and Yaddo. Black was featured as the subject of an Emerging Poet profile by Mark Jarman in the Academy of American Poets’ American Poet magazine, and his work has several times been set to music and otherwise featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad.
Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
April 24, 2015
New York University, New York City, NY
I'm very excited to be reading in NYU's Creative Writing Reading Series at 5 pm on Friday April 24th in the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House with Brett Fletcher Lauer, Anthony McCann, and Matthew Rohrer, whose most recent book is Surrounded by Friends (Wave Books, April 2015). The newest book from Brett Fletcher Lauer is A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way, 2014). Anthony McCann’s fourth full length collection is Thing Music (Wave Books, 2014).
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York City, NY
May 18, 2015
KGB, New York City, NY
I will be reading with Geoffrey Nutter and Matthew Rohrer starting at 7:30 pm.
Geoffrey Nutter was born in Sacramento, and attended San Francisco State University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the author of The Rose of January (Wave Books, 2013), Christopher Sunset (Wave Books, 2010), Water’s Leaves & Other Poems (Winner of the 2004 Verse Press Prize) and A Summer Evening, winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize (Center for Literary Publishing, 2001). His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 1997, The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets. He currently teaches in New York City, where he lives with his wife, daughter and son.
Matthew Rohrer is the author of Surrounded by Friends (forthcoming from Wave Books, spring 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.
85 East 4th Street
New York City, NY 10003
November 12, 2015
The Arts Center @ Moonstone, Philadelphia, PA
Kasey Jueds' first book of poems, Keeper, won the 2012 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal Prairie Schooner, Manhatten Review, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and 5AM; it has also been featured on Public Radio International’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Jueds has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation. She lives in Philadelphia.
Charlotte Boulay grew up in the Boston area and attended St. Lawrence University. She earned her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she taught composition and creative writing for five years. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, The Boston Review, and Crazyhorse, among other journals. Foxes on the Trampoline is her first book, and was published in April 2014 by Ecco Press/HarperCollins. She lives with her husband in Philadelphia.
728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA,
November 17, 2015
Green Line Cafe, West Philadelphia, PA
Peter Baroth is a writer, artist, and musician who lives in Media, PA with fellow poet Courtney Bambrick. Born in Chicago and raised in Norman, Oklahoma, Peter is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Temple Law School. His poetry, short-stories, and artwork have appeared in Apiary, Mad Poets Review, Philadelphia Poets, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Legal Studies Forum, Awakenings Review, Certain Circuits, Fox Chase Review, and others. His visual art has been displayed at galleries throughout the Philadelphia area. He plays the bass guitar and is a co-songwriter for the band Party Crasher. He has attended poetry workshops led by Leonard Gontarek, J.C. Todd, Paul Martin, and the late Len Roberts. His poem “Earth Mother” was the winner of the 2009 Amy Award in poetry and his poem “Philadelphia Hipster” was nominated for Best of the Net. In addition his poetry manuscript Lost Autographs was named a finalist in the 2015 Joie de Vivre manuscript competition. He is the author of three chapbooks of poetry, Mounds of Sounds and Sessions, both published in 2000 by Wordrunner, and Ski Oklahoma published in 2005 by Wordrunner. His novel, Long Green, was published in 2003 by iUnverse. Most recently, his poetry collection Lost Autographs was published in 2015 by Moonstone Press and a short story “Oil Money” appeared in Shale: Extreme Fiction for Extreme Conditions published by Texture Press. He is on the editorial staff of Philadelphia Stories Magazine.
4426 Locust St. (corner of 45th & Locust St.)