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August 2020

Virtual Workshop: “Beyond ‘I Love You’: Syntactic Strategies for Writing Poems

August 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC
$124

This workshop, presented through the Hudson Valley Writers Center, will begin with a presentation and discussion of published poems that use syntax in interesting ways, followed by a careful discussion of poems by participants. For more information and registration, go here

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September 2020

Brookline Poetry Series Virtual Reading with Lynn Powell

September 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Online
Free

Lynn Powell and I will offer the opening reading in this year's (virtual) Brookline Poetry Series, to be followed by an open mic. Contact me for Zoom information. (Note: audience numbers are limited, so contact me now and I'll email you when the Zoom invitation is available.)

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October 2020

Lit Balm Poetry Zoomathon, a Fundraiser for the Democratic Party

October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Free

I'm reading with a great lineup of poets in this fundraiser for the Democratic Party. Go here to see other readers and to register! (And to donate!)

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Chapbook Launch reading with Suzanne Langlois and Adrian Blevins

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Free

Reading to launch Suzanne Langlois' chapbook Bright Glint Gone, which I selected as the winner of this year's Maine Writers Chapbook competition. Go here to RSVP and receive Zoom link.

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Virtual Reading of Co-translations of Poems by Tue Sy for the Launch of AGNI 92.

October 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Free

Nguyen Ba Chung and I will read and discuss our translations of poems by Buddhist monk Tue Sy. Cyrus Cassells, Benjamin Garcia, torrin.a.greathouse, and Shara McCollum will also be reading--all in celebration of the launch of AGNI 92. Information and registration here

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December 2020

Virtual Group Reading: Poets You’ve Never Heard of Introduced by Poets You May Know

December 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Free

Reading with Kazim Ali, Sharon Bryan, Graham Foust, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Charles Hartman, Paisley Rekdal, Crystal Williams  Info and Zoom invitation here

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Hudson Valley Writers Center Workshop: Stanza and Line

December 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST
$124

ONE TWO THREE FOUR: Stanza and Line This four-hour workshop will begin with an hour-long discussion of several free-verse poems, with attention to their stanzas (one-line, couplet, tercet, quatrain) and lines (end-stopped and/or enjambed).  In addition to giving you some ideas for crafting new poems, this discussion may provide focus for our consideration of your own poems in the second part of the workshop. Information and signup here

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Battery Journal Book Launch

December 13, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Free

I'll be reading and presenting with many poets and artists to launch this wonderful collection. (The first of two readings is December 12, 1:30-3:00.) Check with me (see contact on this site) if you'd like the Zoom address. And go here for info about the book.

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