Readings

November 18, 2020 at 9:00am
It was my honor to deliver the 2020 Robert L. Giron Global Humanities Lecture at Montgomery College. You can read the address here.

January 18, 2021 at 10:00am
I’m thrilled to spend part of Martin Luther King Day at the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “Not Another Day Off” MLK Program. Teri Cross Davis has hosted this reading for several years. It’s free and you can watch the entire reading HERE.


February 19, 2021 at 4:00pm
West Chester University’s Poetry Center sponsored a conference called: Craft (ing) the Classroom. I was part of a wonderful conversation with my friend, poet Hayes Davis, on teaching poetry in high schools. Hayes teaches at Sidwell Friends School. Thanks to Cherise Pollard of the WCU Poetry Center!

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland

March 10, 2021 at 7:00pm
I’m thrilled to return to the Pratt Library in Baltimore to read from Raising King. I’m also excited to read with poet Michael Torres. His new book An Incomplete List of Names, is wonderful. We are also both from the same hometown, Pomona, California! Here is more information about the reading, including the Zoom link.

April 5, 2021 at 7:30pm
I’m honored to bring Raising King to the wonderful Cafe Muse Poetry Series at 7:30pm. I will be reading with poet, Margaree Little. The reading is free but you need to register HERE to get the Zoom link for the reading.

April 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
I will be reading with several other poets for The Literary Cypher, hosted by LP Kersey. I’ll post the Zoom link as soon as I have it.

May 15, 2021 at TBD
I’m honored to be reading from Raising King at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, Maryland. More details to come!

May 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
My friend, poet Steven Leyva and I will both read from our new books. Steven’s book, The Understudy’s Handbook is a masterful collection of poems about art, memory, and growing up. Watch for the Zoom details here soon.

June 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ragged Edge Coffee House First Friday Poetry Series, 7pm, 110 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 I’m grateful to return to this terrific poetry series coordinated by Marty Malone, Katy Giebenhain, and Alan Bogage. The Ragged Edge has a beautiful poetry community. This reading series has been running since 2005!

June 10, 2021 at 7:00pm
I am thrilled to return to one of the coolest bookstores in America: Dog Star Books, 401 W. Lemon Street, Lancaster, PA. The Turning Wheel is a poetry series here curated by Eliot White. I love reading here and I look forward to bringing Raising King to this series.

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