| Readings


January 16, 2018: Oxford, OH: Miami University MFA Reading

April 20-21, 2018: New Orleans, LA; New Orleans Poetry Festival. Coven Press Reading, Dusie Presents, Counter-Desecration launch, Experiments in Intimacy panel (complete schedule)

May 5, 2018: Philadelphia, PA; Brickbat Books. Hugely Popular Series (7pm)

June 29, 2018: Birmingham, AL; ArtTown.


January 18, 2017: Norman, OK; Mark Allen Everett Poetry Reading Series (7pm)

February 9, 2017: Washington, D.C.; Coven Press Offsite AWP, Songbyrd Cafe (Adams Morgan) (7-10pm)

February 10, 2017: Washington, D.C.; Chax/Kelsey St. Offsite AWP, Busboys & Poets (3-5pm)

March 25, 2017: Birmingham, AL; Sister City Presents—She Persisted: Spoken Word Artist Showcase (1-5pm)

April 21-22, 2017: New Orleans, LA; New Orleans Poetry Festival. Coven Press Reading, 2:30-4:30 4.22 + Chax Press Reading 12-1 4.22 + “Not Having Feelings is Boring: Book-Length Autobiographical Poetics and the Avant-Garde” Panel 3:30-4:30 4.21.

August 1, 2017: Oxford, OH; Miami University MFA Reading, Wild Bistro (8pm)


April 1, 2016: Los Angeles, CA; Ahsahta/Chax Press off-site reading at AWP at Book Show (7-9pm)

April 15-17, 2016: New Orleans, LA; New Orleans Poetry Festival. With Chax Press, 16 April (10 am).

September 24, 2016: Birmingham, AL; The 6th Annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change. DISCO (1pm).

December 10, 2016: Brooklyn, NY; Berl’s Poetry Shop. Tiny Talks: On Magic. Lovemagic: The Coven and the power of building positive relationships between women to create space for writing, reading, and publishing. (3pm)

December 11, 2016: New York, NY; Zinc Bar. With Megan Burns. (5:30pm)

December 22, 2016: Birmingham, AL; Emmet O’Neal Library. As Light Becomes Dark: Poets and Poems on Winter. (7pm)


March 12, 2015: Birmingham, AL; Nitty Gritty Magic City Open Mic Night at DISCO; recorded for Monolith Radio

April 9, 2015: Minneapolis, MN; Lavender Ink/Dialogos/Chax Press reading at AWP at Segue Cafe (6-9pm)

April 13, 2015: Birmingham, AL; Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series (7:30pm)

April 26, 2015: Birmingham, AL; National Poetry Month reading at Emmet O’Neal Library (2-4pm)

May 23, 2015: Tuscaloosa, AL; Sacred Grove Reading Series

September 13, 2015: Knoxville, TN; Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) Reading Series (3 pm)

October 10, 2015: L.A., CA; Open Press (4-7 pm, Insert Blanc) (Facebook Event) (video)

October 23, 2015: Brooklyn, NY; Berl’s Poetry Shop (7-9pm) (Facebook Event)

October 25, 2015: Brooklyn, NY; Unnameable Books with Coven Press as part of the d.a. levy lives series (1-3pm) (Facebook Event)

October 27, 2015: New Britain, CT; Central Connecticut State University class visit

October 28, 2015: New Haven, CT; Yale class visit

November 13-15, 2015: New Orleans, LA (Facebook Event)


October 12, 2014: Washington, D.C.; Arts & Crafts Beer Festival 


October 11, 2013: Oxford, MS; Trobar Ric Reading Series with Douglas Ray (recording)

July 13, 2013: Ottawa, ON; The Factory Reading Series with Amanda Earl and Marilyn Irwin (recording)


March 24, 2012: Buffalo, NY; Reading in conjunction with the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. Karpeles Manuscript Museum (on Porter) (4:20 pm)

April 19, 2012: Atlanta, GA; Barnes & Noble Emory University Bookstore with Ben and Sandra Dollar (8 pm) (see FB event for details).


January 24, 2010: NY, NY; Zinc Bar (7pm)

March 27, 2010: Buffalo, NY; Group reading in conjunction with the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. Sugar City(8pm)


February 27, 2009: NY, NY; St. Mark’s, a sing economy (10pm, with Stephanie Strickland, Jennifer Karmin, Eric Gelsinger, Kate Schapira, Deborah Poe, Thom Donovan, and John Cotter)

March 20, 2009: Buffalo, NY; Sugar City (19 Wadsworth St.), with Flim Forum as part of the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. 7p.

April 20, 2009: Buffalo, NY; Poetry Library (SUNY Buffalo), Poet-Publishers: A Contemporary Small Press Symposium, 11a.

May 19, 2009: NY, NY; ACA Galleries, d.a. levy lives series with Dusie Press. 6p.

July 10, 2009: Buffalo, NY; House Reading (82 Russell St.) with Michael Sikkema, 7:30 p. (pics)

August 14, 2009: Buffalo, NY; Sugar City, 8p

October 16, 2009: Lowell, MA; Massachusetts Poetry Festival Small Press Book Fair (event details) 7p.

October 21, 2009: Buffalo, NY; Rooftop Poetry Club (Buffalo State College), with Chris Fritton. 4:30p. (pics)


April 25: Brooklyn, NY; Stain Bar, Local-National Poetry Month hosted by Amy King (pics)

May 17: Baltimore, MD; i.e. reading series with Blaster Al Ackerman and Morgan Lucas Schuldt

October 24-25: LA; REDCAT Untitled: Speculations on the Expanded Field of Writing (pics)

December 14: Buffalo, NY; Rust Belt Books, Release Party for Ric Royer’s The Weather Not The Weather, with Chris Fritton, Matt Chambers, and Ric Royer (8pm, 202 Allen St.)


March 28: Oxford, OH, Miami University with Matthew Klane and Rachel Smith-Romanchik (video)

March 29-31: Buffalo NY, Electric City Spectacular (pics)

June 17: NYC, Zinc Bar with Ron Silliman (audiowrite-up)

Oct. 6: Durham, NC; minor american reading series with Brian Howe and Ashley Howe (video)

Nov. 4: Asheville, NC; wordplay on WPVM hosted by Jeff Davis (audio)

Dec. 9: Brooklyn, NY; Unnameable Books with Shelley Jackson


Jan. 20: Baltimore, MD; i.e. reading series with Catherine Daly and Moira Egan (pics)

Jan. 21: Brooklyn, NY; BookCourt with Joanna Sondheim

Jan. 27: WDC; 3Word Productions Solo House Concert

Nov. 18: Toronto, ON; Test Reading Series with Darren Wershler-Henry and Bill Kennedy (picsaudio)


Nov. 12: WDC, Washington Printmakers Gallery; Ruthless Grip with Thalia Field and Jamie Jewett (picspoems)

Dec. 29: WDC, DCAC; DC Poets MLA Multi-Poet Extravaganza

Selected Prior Readings

2003: “Le Sexe Qui Parle” (27.09 Buffalo) 2002: Anomaly release (Bridge Street Books, WDC); name Reading (Big Orbit Soundlab, Buffalo); ecopoetics No. 2 release (Rust Belt Books, Buffalo); “Le Sexe Qui Parle” (26.09 SUNY Buffalo); name Silent Reading (26.02, Rust Belt Books, Buffalo).