News & Events


July 15

Poetry Workshop: Writing the Unexpected ||

Studio Hauptli | Berkeley, CA

April 21

Reception for City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs IAP Grant Recipients

6pm, Chicago Cultural Center, Lake FX CreativeCon

April 20

Reading with Willow Review
7 PM, College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus


“Featured Poet” in Kettle Blue Review Q&A and four poems from HOUSE OF MCQUEEN

JMWW published five poems from HOUSE OF MCQUEEN on their daily website and blog

March 27 – April 21

City/Citizen Poetry Workshop

Private small workshop | Chicago, IL

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Tupelo Quarterly published “Bespoke” in TQ11 (the editors shortlisted it for their “Call and Response” poetry contest.

Rock & Sling published “reaching out across the airwaves” (thought transcript of Virginia Thomas when she left a voicemail for Anita Hill).


The Boiler Journal published two sections from the poem “Frida’s Walls That Vibrate” in their Winter issue.



Ilanot Journal nominated “Haute Couture” for a Pushcart Prize.


November 15

RHINO Reads! in Normal – part of the #RHINO40Readings40Cities Celebration

Normal Public Library | Normal, IL

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October 14

Reading with Ricochet Review

Women and Children First Bookstore | Chicago, IL

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October 11

Reading with Bruce Willard and Christina Pugh

Seminary Co-op Bookstore | Chicago, IL

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September 17 – November 19

Writing the City: A Poetry Workshop

Newberry Library | Chicago, IL

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House of McQueen was selected by Vievee Francis for the 2016 Four Way Books Intro Prize!
Publication in Spring 2018.


July 30

Workshop: Writing the Unexpected

Studio Hauptli | Berkeley, CA

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June 25

Reading with Borderbend Arts: Summer City in a Garden

Mozart Park | Chicago, IL


May 20

Reading: Lagoons Sessions Series

Uptown Arts Center | Chicago, IL


April 28

Ricochet Review Release Party

Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center | Chicago, IL


April 1

Reading with Wave Books, St Mary’s College, and POOL Poetry

The Last Bookstore | Los Angeles, CA


March 30 – April 6 – AWP16

AWP16 & RHINO Table 1264

RHINO 2016 Release Party | Los Angeles, CA


March 5

Reading: Tiger Room Salon | Evanston, IL


February 24

Poetry Judge: Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Foundation | Chicago, IL