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Events of the past....



January 6, Cambridge, MA.  Lesley University.  6:30 pm.

February 11, Houston, TX.  8pm. Mongoose vs Cobra Reading Series, with David Tomas Martinez and Henk Rossouw! 

February 13, Houston, TX. The University of Houston.  The Honors Commons. With Ange Mlinko and Martha Serpas.  5:30pm.

February 21, Houston, TX. 7:30 @ The Jung Center on Bissonnet.  "How Do Poems Think?": A literary conversation with Tony Hoagland, Ange Mlinko, Martha Serpas and Kevin Prufer.  
March 7, Boston, MA.  Boston Public Library.  6pm.  A group reading to promote The New American Poetry of Engagement, an anthology of political poetry edited by Ann Keniston and Jeffrey Gray.

March 7, Boston, MA. 8-10pm. McGreevy's Bar.  Apocalyptic Poetry reading!

March 8, Boston, MA.  10:30am. AWP Conference. The Role and Impact of International Anthologies: A Panel Discussion Hynes Convention Center Room 108.

March 9, Boston, MA.  3pm. AWP Conference.  Panel: From Pitch to Publication: How to pitch, edit, and publicize and anthology. Hynes Convention Center, Room 207.

April 4, McAllen, TX.  South Texas College, Montgomery Library, 7pm.

April 18, Conroe, TX. Lone Star College, Montgomery Library, 7pm

July 14-20, Franconia, NH.  Teaching and reading at The Frost Place.  Specifics tba.

July 16, Franconia, NH.  The Frost Place.  With Martha Rhodes


February 21, San Antonio. Trinity University, w/Joy Katz.  Details tba.

March 1, Chicago, IL: Associate Writing Programs Conference Panel: A Tribute to Unsung Masters of the 20th Century.  1:30pm.

March 2, Chicago, IL: Associated Writing Programs Conference Panel: In Celebration of Eleanor Ross Taylor. 4:30pm.

March 2, Chicago, IL: Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Reading at Beauty Bar at 1444 W Chicago Ave.  6pm.

March 3, Chicago, IL: Celebration of the publication of Until Everything is Continuous Again: American Poets on the Recent Work of W. S. Merwin, co-edited with Jonathan Weinert.  Free wine!  Stop by! 7pm, Dining Room 3, Chicago Hilton.

March 31, Houston, TX: The Rothko Chapel.  A group reading. 5:30pm.

April 22, Los Angeles, CA.  University of Southern California/Los Angeles Times Book Festival. 11:30a.m.

April 23, Houston, TX: In conversation with W. S. Merwin, after W. S. Merwin's public reading, The Alley Theatre, 7:30pm.  Tickets $5.  Margaret Roott Brown Reading Series, Inprint.

April 27, New York, NY.  Lilian Vernon Creative Writers House at New York University. 5pm. (Postponed. New date tba)

April 29, Millbrook, NY. Millbrook Free Library. (Postponed, new date tba.)

May 17, Houston, TX.  Khon's Bar, 2808 Milam Street, 9pm.  

October 19, Kansas City, MO.  University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Date & time tba.

October 23, Denton, TX.  University of North Texas. Time and place tba.

November 16, New York, NY.  New York University,  5pm, Lilian Vernon Creative Writing House.

December 7, Houston, TX. Kaboom Books, 7:30pm.  With Ange Mlinko.


January 23, Los Angeles, CA. Reading. Details tba.

February 3, Washington, DC, the AWP Conference, DC: Panel: "Does School Kill Poetry? Can it Be Poetry's BFF?"  3-4:15pm.

February 3, Washington, DC.  Four Way Books Reading, 7pm.  Venue tba.

February 4, Washington, DC. Book signing, the AWP Book Fair.  The Four Way Books table, 3-4pm.

February 4, Washington, DC, the AWP Conference, Washington, DC: Panel: "Sex, Drugs, & Rock&Roll: Exploring the Risqué in the Poetry Workshop." 9-10:15am.

March 8, Davidson, NC, Davidson College. Carolina Inn Parlor. 5:00-6:30pm.

March 17-March 23, multiple stops in Germany to promote a volume of my work in German translation.

April 8, Santa Fe, NM. Collected Works Bookstore. 202 Galisteo Street. Time tba.

March 31-April 2, Fort Worth, TX, Texas Christian University. A reading and two panel discussions as part of the Ronald E. Moore Humanities Symposium.  

May 2, St. Louis, MO.  River Styx benefit reading. Duff's Restaurant, 7:30pm-9:30pm.

May 3, New York, NY.  Four Way Books benefit reading.

May 5, New York, NY. New York University Book Store. With Joni Wallace.

May 26, Houston, TX.  Poison Girl Reading Series, in Montrose.  

June 4, Houston, TX. Houston Public Library at Stella Link. 2pm.

June 5, Houston, TX. 14 Pews Microcinema. 7:30pm.

July 7-13, The Frost Place, Franconia, NH.  Faculty in residence, reading, etc.

October 19, Oberlin, OH.  Oberlin College

October 20, Cleveland, OH. John Carroll University

October 24, Louisville, KY. The Sarabande Books Reading Series.

November 10, Madison, NJ.  Drew University.  Time & place TBA

November 19, Chicago, IL.  The Poetry Center of Chicago.  With Elise Paschen.  Specifics TBA.

December 3, Houston, TX. Houston Public Library at Discovery Green. 2pm.

December 6, Tallahassee, FL.  Florida State University.



January 8, 8:00pm.  Kansas City, The Writers Place in Westport. [POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER; WILL  BE RESCHEDULED]

January 25: Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA. (Georgia Poetry Circuit)

January 26: Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA. (Georgia Poetry Circuit)

January 27: Brenau University, Gainesville, GA. (Georgia Poetry Circuit)

January 28: The Georgia Review, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. (Georgia Poetry Circuit)

January 29: Berry College, Mount Berry, GA. (Georgia Poetry Circuit)

February 19, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

February 25, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia.

February 26, New York University, New York, NY.  With Robert Polito and Maureen McClane.

March 13, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.  Panel on anthology editing from 1-2:30 pm.

March 24, Kansas City Writers Place. Westport. 8pm.

April 8, Denver, CO, 8-10pm. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver
Publication party and reading for the anthology It's Not You, It's Me: The Poetry of Break Up. Featuring Patricia Smith, Kim Addonizio, Jerry Williams, Angela Ball, Kevin Prufer, & Martha Rhodes.

April 9, Denver, CO, 10:30 a.m. AWP Panel: The National Book Critics Circle: The Practice and Purpose of Poetry Reviewing.

April 9, Denver, CO, Boulevard Magazine 25th Anniversary Reading. Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street; walking distance from the conference. A reading celebrating Boulevard magazine's 25th anniversary. The readers will include D.A. Powell, Albert Goldbarth, Martha Collins, & Kevin Prufer. 

April 22, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

May 22, Marfa, TX. The Marfa Book Company, downtown Marfa.

July 16, The Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA.  Master class (4pm) and reading (7pm).

September 15, Houston, TX. The University of Houston. 5:30 in the Honors Commons.  With Ange Mlinko

October 14, Portland, Oregon. Lewis & Clark College.  Specifics tba.

November 11, Austin, TX.  Details, tba.

December 3, New York University, New York, NY.  5pm, place tba.

December 7, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  Details tba.





January 23, 7pm, New York City, Housing Works. Poetry in Translation panel: Has the US Lost Touch with World Literature? Panelists include Esther Allen, Yvette Christianse, Elizabeth Macklin, Jill Schoolman, and Karen Emmerich. Moderated by KP.


February 11-14, Chicago, IL. AWP Conference.  Two panels: "Different Directions: Compiling Different Genre Anthologies for Different Markets" (Fri. 2/13 @ 10:30am, Continental B) and "Rising from the Cornfields: (Re)vising the Midwest" (Sat. 2/14 @ 9am, Williford B).  Book signing at the Memorius table in the book fair Fri., 2/13 @ 3pm.


February 20-21, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Series, Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing. Three events: Roundtable: “Founding and Editing Literary Magazines,”


Feb 20 @ 2:15pm-3:15pm; Reading: Feb 20 @ 3:30pm-4:30pm; Craft Class, Feb 21, @  9:15am-10:15am.March 2, Alexandria, Virginia.  George Mason Univeristy.  Place and time, tba.


March 5, University of Missouri, St. Louis. 7:00-8:00pm.


March 10, New York, NY.  6:30 PM. The  New School. Alvin Johnson/JM Kaplan Hall, 66 W. 12th Street, room 510. Click for details.


March 12, New York, NY. 7 PM, New York University, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th St. (between 5th and 6th Avenues), NYC.  A Memorial Reading for Reginald Shepherd, with Timothy Donnelly, Marilyn Hacker, Timothy Liu, Evie Shockley, Susan Stewart, Yerra Sugarman, and KP.  [We'll be reading work by Reginald Shepherd, a wonderful poet who died earlier this year.]


March 16-21, Cuernavaca, Mexico.  The Writers Edge, sponsored by Fiction Collective 2 and American Book Review.  Readings, craft classes, and more.


March 27, California State University at Chico.  1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, Chico, CA.  Time tba.April 2, [CANCELED/WILL RESCHEDULE] St. Louis, MO.  Left Bank Books.  With Hadara Bar-Nadav.  


April 10-12, University of Florida. April 10: Informal Q&A @ 4:30pm; Reading @ 5:30pm.  Also, manuscript consultations, etc.


April 16, Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Time & place tba.April 26, Los Angeles Times Book Festival. UCLA Campus, 10:30 a.m.


May 2, New York University/PEN World Voices Conference.  Panel & reading from NEW EUROPEAN POETS. Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th St. (between 5th and 6th Avenues.)


May 5, New York City.  Four Way Books Benefit Reading.


October 3, Springfield, MO.  12pm. The Missouri Writers Festival. With Walter Bargen, Billy Collins, and others.


October 6, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.


October 10, Missouri Center for the Book Festival of the Book.  Many good readings and panels.  I'll be teaching a poetry workshop.  Sign up through the Missouri Center for the Book.


October 20, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. With David Baker.


October 27, Lyons College, Batesville, Arkansas.


November 9, Mercer University, Macon, GA. (The Georgia Poetry Circuit)


November 10, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA. (The Georgia Poetry Circuit)


November 11, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. (The Georgia Poetry Circuit)


November 12, Macon State College, Macon, GA. (The Georgia Poetry Circuit)                       


November 13, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. (The Georgia Poetry Circuit)




January 30, AWP-New York City. Four Way Books Reading.April 13, 2:00 pm, 308 Bowery & Bleecker, New York City, Four Way Books Reading at the Bowery, with Wendy Rawlings, Matt Schwartz and Marie Howe.


April 14, 7:30 pm. Between A&B, 510 E. 11th Street, New York City. With Ed Hirsch and J. Allyn Rosser.


April 24, University of Missouri @ Columbia. Cherry Street Artisan, 7:30pm.May 6, Orr Street Studio Reading, Columbia, Missouri.May 17, Kansas City Book Festival.


June 8, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. John Walrdron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St. 8pm.


June 30, Bologna, Italy.  The Amobolognia Poetry Feestival.


 July 11, Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri.


September 23, University of Pennsylvania. European Poets anthology panel and reading.September 30, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford.


October 15-18, ALTA: American Literary Translators Association panel on international editing. Specifics, tba.


October 27, Boston, MA, Blacksmith House, 8pm.


October 28, Boston, MA.  Tufts University.  6:30pm.


November 8, Columbia, MO.  Missouri Center for the Book Celebration of the Book.  Time and place tba


.November 17.  Washington, D.C., Café Muse. 7pm.


November 19. New York, NY. Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus. 7:30PM.  With Major Jackson.


November 20. New York City. Four Way Books Reading. McNally Jackson Booksellers, 52 Prince Street. 7-9pm.


December 5.  St. Louis, MO. 8pm. Exploding Swan Series.




Februay 27, 2007—Smith College, Northampton, MA. Time & place, TBA. With Sarah Manguso. (Poetry Reading and Q&A)

February 28-March 4, 2007—AWP Conference, Atlanta, GA. "The National Book Critics Circle Panel on the State of Book Reviewing" with David Orr (NBCC), Jeff Shotts (Graywolf Press), Joy Katz, John Freeman (NBCC), Jerry Harp, and Michael Theune. (Panel Discussion)

March 8, 2007—Schlafley Bottleworks, St. Louis, MO. 8pm. With Wayne Miller and John Gallaher. (Poetry Reading)

March 18—The Poetry Factory, St. Joseph, Michigan.  Poetry Reading with Mary Ann Samyn. 2pm.

April 5, 2007.  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. (Poetry Reading)

April 17, 2007—Wichita State University Library. (Poetry Reading)

April 29, 2007—Oberlin, Ohio.  With John Gallaher and Wayne Miller. Time and place tba. (Poetry Reading)

May 6, 2007 at 2pm. The Writers Place. Donn Irving Reading at the Riverfront Poetry Series, Kansas City. (OK, this isn't my reading, but it'll be worth hearing.  Donn Irving passed away earlier this year and a bunch of us are trying to promote his new book of stories, Escape Into the Sea, soon out from Carnegie Mellon.)

June 1, 2007—New York, NY: The Center for Book Arts.  Reading with D. A. Powell.

August 3, 2007—Gist Street Reading Series, Pittsburgh, PA. James Simon's Sculpture Studio. 305 Gist Street. With John Gallaher and Wayne Miller. 7:30pm.

August 4, 2007—Macs Backs Paperbacks, Coventry Road, Cleveland Ohio. 7pm.  Reading with John Gallaher and Wayne Miller. 7pm.

September 7, 2007—Kansas City, MO. The Writers Place.  With Wayne Miller.  8pm.

September 28-29, National Festival of the Book, Washington, D. C.

October 18, University of Colorado at Denver.

October 19, Colorado State University.  Fort Collins, CO.

November 19, KGB, 85 E. 4th Street, New York City. 7:30 PM. With Wayne Miller & Joy Katz.



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