marathon

2016 fast approaches!

On New Year’s day I’ll be reading in the Poetry Project’s annual marathon with hundreds of amazing readers/shining lights:

This year’s performers include: Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Hanif Abdurraqib, Julia Alsop, Penny Arcade, Ed Askew Band, Vyt Bakaitis, Jennifer Bartlett, Morgan Bassichis, Jim Behrle, Rijard Bergeron, Felix Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Jennifer Blowdryer, Stephen Boyer, Ernie Brooks with Peter Zummo and Jeanine Otis, Lee Ann Brown, Marie Buck, Steve Cannon, Wo Chan, Lonely Christopher, Yoshiko Chuma, Jace Clayton, CA Conrad, Todd Colby, John Coletti, Joey de Jesus, Ted Dodson, Thom Donovan, Maggie Dubris, Douglas Dunn, Marcella Durand, Andrew Durbin, Will Edmiston, Mel Elberg, Christine Elmo, Carlos Estrada, Betsy Fagin, Farnoosh Fathi, Carolyn Ferrucci, Jess Fiorini, Foamola, Tonya Foster, Joanna Fuhrman, Cliff Fyman, John Giorno, Aracelis Girmay, Philip Glass, John Godfrey, Ariel Goldberg, Nada Gordon, Stephanie Gray, Adjua Greaves, John S. Hall, Janet Hamill, Diana Hamilton, Christian Hawkey, David Henderson, Laura Henriksen, Mitch Highfill, Jibade-Kahlil Huffman, Erica Hunt and Marty Ehrlich, Lyric Hunter, Brenda Iijima, Lisa Jarnot, Paolo Javier, Serena Jost & Dan Machlin, erica kaufman, Joseph Keckler, Amy King, Jaamil Kosoko, Shiv Kotecha, Gabe Kruis, Ben Krusling, Susan Landers, Dorthea Lasky, Denize Lauture, Karen Lepri, Kimberly Lyons, Filip Marinovich, Dawn Lundy Martin, Andriniki Mattis, Yvonne, Meier, Jonas Mekas, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Carley Moore, Thurston Moore, Saretta Morgan, Tracie Morris with Jerome Harris and Marvin Sewell, Sade Murphy, Eileen Myles, Marc Nasdor, Elinor Nauen, Martha Oatis, Edgar Oliver, Dael Orlandersmith, Valery Oisteanu, Morgan Parker, Trace Peterson, Wanda Phipps, Arlo Quint, Church of Betty, Montana Ray, Reno, Camilo Roldán, Bob Rosenthal, Douglas Rothschild, Judah Rubin, Tom Savage, Ryan Sawyer, Danniel Schoonebeek, Sarah Schulman, Ramsey Scott, Purvi Shah, Evie Shockley, Nathaniel Siegel, Yvette Siegert, Emily Skillings, Jesse Smith, Pamela Sneed, Patricia Spears Jones, Christopher Stackhouse, Sara Jane Stoner, Christina Strong, Steven Taylor, Nurit Tilles, Edwin Torres with David Brown, Tony Towle, Édgar Ulloa, Aldrin Valdez, David Vogen, Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music, Ken Walker, Nicole Wallace, Lewis Warsh, Simone White, Martha Wilson, Ulijana Wolf, Wendy Xu, Emily XYZ, Don Yorty, Jenny Zhang and more to be announced!

I’m on the early end of things: 4-5ish.

facebook details here.
advance tickets here.

(links are arbitrary. why don’t more poets have websites?)

Dream Closet

dreamclosetBook Launch for Dream Closet

I’m thrilled to be included in the new anthology Dream Closet, edited by Matthew Burgess published by Secretary Press.

Please join us Friday, November 13th 7-10 pm with a special reading at 8 pm at the Secretary Press Studio 545 Greenwich St. between Charlton & Vandam, NYC.

Refreshments & treats will be served.

fb details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664774323762617/

Bryant Park reading

bryantpkI’m really looking forward to ending the summer/beginning the fall with these brilliant poets in such a beautiful place. Word for Word Welcomes Belladonna* with Tonya M. Foster, R. Erica Doyle, Betsy Fagin & Monica Ong

September 8, 2015 at 6:00pm in Bryant Park (42nd St & 6th Ave) NYC.
Fb event details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1615000928762002/

Thank you LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs for organizing this event.

In their own words

roseparlor
A poem of mine is currently being featured at The Poetry Society of America site.

I was asked to elucidate a poem & I did my best to give some background on what went into the writing of new old forest: infrastructure.

‘Velvet cushions for tea,’ the poem’s last words, are a sort of visceral memory of tea time and a particular sofa in the Rose Parlor (pictured above).

Everything else that goes on, all the suffering, but also tea & velvet cushions: this is the life!

Queer Poetry Beach Party

fireisTopside Press is hosting a Queer Poetry Beach Party on Fire Island at Cherry Grove

2pm Sunday August 9th.
Yes!

I’ll be reading with Lilith LatiniR. Erica Doyle and Charles Theonia.

Enjoy summer with us at the beach.

Venue details still TBD, updates will be posted on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/830412050406163/