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October 2019

Reading at Shakespeare & Co., NYC

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Shakespeare and Company, 2020 Broadway
New York, New York United States
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Free

A reading with Rosebud Ben-Oni, Malcolm Tariq, and Shamar Hill.

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Cervena Barva Press Poetry Workshop

October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
Cervena Barva Press, Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Basement Room B8
Somerville, Massachusetts United States
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$10

In this workshop, we'll look at some poems that move beyond personal experience and into material that involves historical, social, nature-related and/or other research, without sacrificing personal involvement and feeling. We'll discuss some strategies for transforming documentary material into poetry, and I'll invite you to answer some questions that might give you starting points for writing these kinds of poems yourself. Limited to 12. Sign up at website address below.

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November 2019

Reading and Booksigning in Rochester, New York

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Writers and Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, New York United States
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Free

I'll be reading from my new book, Because What Else Can I Do, and translations of Vietnamese poems by Ngo Tu Lap.

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Panel: Sounding the Line, Poets as Translators

November 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST
ALTA Conference Rochester, New York United States + Google Map

A panel at the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) conference, with Sharon Dolin, Mihaela Moscalisc, Marcela Sulak, and Don Share

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Porter Square Books Poetry Reading

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Porter Square Books, Porter Square
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Free

Poetry Reading with Joseph Campana. We'll both be reading from new books: his The Book of Life, my Because What Else Could I Do.

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December 2019

Poetry Reading at the Old Manse, Concord, Mass.

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street
Concord, Massachusetts United States
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Free

A poetry reading in the Poetry in the Parlor Series, with Frannie Lindsay and Fred Marchant. Doors open at 6:30 pm for free tickets.

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Deep Dive: an Art and Poetry Workshop at the ICA

December 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PST
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), 25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, Massachusetts 02210 United States
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Free with museum admission

A poetry workshop in conjunction with "When Home Won't Let You Go: Migration through Contemporary Art," the current exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston

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Xit the Bear Series in Somerville: Talking and Reading

December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
The Press Room, 90 Oxford Street
Somerville, Massachusetts United States
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$5

As part of the fourth annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Weekend, I'll be talking about a lot of my work, and reading from some of it--new poems, but old ones too. Wine etc. reception follows!

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