OPENING THE MOUTH OF THE DEAD

 
UPCOMING
 
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 p.m.
University of Oregon, Knight Library
Reading Room of the Special Collections and University Archives
 
Wilson, NC
Tuesday, January 16, 7 p.m.
Barton College
The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center
Whitehead Ave. NE
 

PAST
 
Winston-Salem, NC
Thursday, November 9, 12:00 p.m.
Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University
Scales Fine Art Center
1834 Wake Forest Road #113
 
Portland, OR
Saturday, November 11, 1:30 p.m.
Wordstock Pop-Up Reading
Portland Art Museum, Northwest Art
1219 SW Park Avenue
Paired with “Interlocking Life and Death” painting by Maude Kerns
Signing at lone goose press table

 
Wrightsville Beach, NC
November 3-5
North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference
With Robert Wallace, Michael White, Ross White & Michele Young-Stone
 
Raleigh, NC
Thursday, November 2, 8:00 p.m.
CAM Raleigh
409 W Martin St.
With Elaine Neil Orr
Hosted by So & So Books
 
New York, NY
Thursday, October 12, 6 p.m.
Poets House Literary Partners Program
10 River Terrace
With Sandy Tilcock, Michael Dickman, and Matthew Dickman
 
New York, NY
Saturday, September 16
KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street
With Red Hen Press authors
Pope Brock and Florencia Ramirez
New York, NY
 
Spartanburg, SC
Tuesday, September 12
Hub City Bookshop
186 West Main Street
With John Lane

Tribute to Marie Ponsot, February 10 Poetry Society of America, AWP, Washington, DC

Marie Ponsot is an award-winning American poet, essayist, teacher, and translator, whose books include The Bird Catcher, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the new Collected Poems, both published by Alfred A. Knopf. At this Poetry Society of America tribute reading, Ponsot’s work will be held aloft by Alice QuinnKevin YoungMarie Howe, Jonathan Wells, and Catherine Woodard, as they celebrate her unique place in contemporary letters, sharing and discussing their favorite poems, and conveying the impact Marie has had. Marie Ponsot reads as well. (Photo by Rachel Elkind at Writers Resist on the steps of the New York Public Library.)

The Traveler’s Vade Mecum, Red Hen Press

Wednesday, November 2 from 6 to 8 pm
New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, near Grand Central Station
The Margaret Liebman Berger Forum on the 2nd Floor, Rm 227

I’m honored to be included in Helen Klein Ross’s new anthology by Red Hen Press and reading at the NYPL book launch. The original Traveler’s Vade Mecum, published in 1853, contained thousands of telegrams. Ross chose telegrams as titles for poems solicited from dozens of poets, including Bollingen Prize winner Frank Bidart and former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins to create a digital-age compendium of old-world poetics.

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