News & Events 2018


HOUSE OF MCQUEEN is now available for pre-order! Here it is on Indiebound where you can order it from them, or your local bookstore. 

The poems “ars poetica :: hibernaculum” and  “Aubade with Almonds & Oranges” have been published in Issue 17 of Radar, with accompanying art work by Resa Blatman. You can also hear me read them!

I’ve been selected as a Preliminary Judge for the Tupelo Press 2018 Berkshire Prize for a First or Second Book, which will be open to submissions January 1st through April 30th.  To submit, visit here.


Thursday, March 8th, 1:30-2:45pm

AWP R215. Curated Obsession: The Persona Poetry Project

Room 7, 8, & 9, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

R215. () Research, sustained focus, and particularities of craft will be talking points for a conversation with five poets at different stages of their careers, who have each created an entire poetry project based on voice(s)/persona different than their own. Discussion topics will include but not be limited to, form, following inklings, research methods, and finding the arc after the spark. Each panelist will read examples from their persona collections.

Friday, March 9th at 1:30-2:45pm

AWP Four Way Books 25th Anniversary Reading

Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

F224. () Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2018, Four Way Books presents five writers from around the country reading from recent work. Since its founding, Four Way Books has been revered for its commitment to showcasing a wide range of poetry and short fiction by debut and established writers. From the elegant lyric to the disruptive narrative, in gritty portrayals of the interior to near-apocalyptic visions, this celebratory reading offers new writing across genres and aesthetic divides.

Friday, March 9, 3:00–3:30

AWP Book signing for HOUSE OF MCQUEEN at the Four Way Books Event Space: 1634, 1632

with Kamilah Aisha Moon

Friday, March 9, 8pm

AWP Off-Site Reading: Authors from Four Way Books, Persea Books, and Bull City Press

The Attic | 500 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 400, Tampa, FL 33602


Sunday, March 18, 2pm – 4pm

Writing the Other: Poetry Workshop

Writer’s Atelier | 336 Grove Ave. Suite B,  Winter Park, FL

Monday, March 19, 5pm

Florida Southern College | 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL

Wednesday, March 21

Book Culture on Columbus | NYC, NY

Four Way Books Spring 2018 Authors


Tuesday, March 22 – 7pm

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop

141 Front Street | Brooklyn, NY

with Carol Moldaw and Laura Swearingen-Steadwell


Saturday, March 24 – 7 pm

House party for House of McQueen!

Home of Kelly Morgan

Evanston, IL


Sunday, March 25 – brunch 

Home of Dolores Cross | By invitation only

Chicago, IL 


Monday, April 2 – 6pm

Penn Book Center – with Shevaun Brannigan

Philadelphia, PA


Thursday, April 5 – 6:30 pm

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court – with Rachel Slotnick

Elm Street, Winnetka, IL


Friday, April 6

Argo High School Poetry Day – with Maya Gutierrez and Jacob Saenz


Tuesday, April 10 – 6 pm

Conversation with Stephanie Brooks and Reading

Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Chicago, IL



Saturday, April 14 – 4pm

The King’s English Bookshop – with Chris Green and Elise Paschen

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT


 Sunday, April 15 – 5:30 pm

Son De Domingo at Teatro Paraguas – with Tyler Mills and Aaron Rudolph

Santa Fe, NM


Thursday, May 10, 7pm

Bookbound Bookstore

1729 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, May 15

Poetry Foundation – with Duriel Harris, Teresa Dzieglewicz

61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL


Saturday, May 19, 8pm

Madame Zuzu’s Tea Shop and Art Studio

582 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL


Wednesday, May 23, 6-8pm

The Library – with Andrea Witzke-Slot

112 St. Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BD, United Kingdom



Sunday, June 1

Lagoons Reading Series

Uptown Arts Center

Chicago, IL


Sunday, June 24 at 5:30-7:00 pm

Reston Readings –  with Charles Rammelkamp

Reston Used Book Shop, Lake Anne Village Center

1623 Washington Plaza North, Reston, VA



Monday, July 16th, at 7:00-9:00 pm

Cafe Muse Literary Salon at Friendship Heights Village Center

4433 S Park Ave, Chevy Chase, MD



August 9

Why There Are Words

Sausalito, CA


August 26 

Woman Made Art Gallery – with Catherine Bowman

Chicago, IL



Wednesday, September 19

Lyrics & Dirges

Berkeley, CA


Thursday, September 20

John Natsoulas Gallery

Davis, CA


Thursday, September 27,  7:30 – 8:30 pm

Poetry is Normal Presents – with Kathleen Kirk

Normal Public Library | 206 W. College Ave.

Normal, IL


Friday, September 28 at 6:45-7:30 pm

RHINO Reads! 

Bookends and Beginnings

1712 Sherman Ave | Evanston, IL 60201



Saturday, October 13, 7:00 pm 

with Jamel Brinkley and Chaya Buvaneswar
Madison, WI


Sunday, November 18

Why There Are Words PDX

Leach Botanical Garden

6704 SE 122nd Ave. | Portland, OR 


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