Readings

July 18, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern Time
The Turning Wheel Poetry Series, normally at Dog Star Books in Lancaster, PA, will take place for the next few months at the Lancaster Museum of Art’s Outdoor Portico in Musser Park, 135 N. Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. I’m very grateful to Eliot White for finding a way to continue this series. The Lancaster Poetry Community is beautiful and I’m thrilled to come back!

July 27, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Time
Poetry as Public Memory – I’m thrilled to join my friend, poet, Steven Leyva and Dr. Jennie Keohane, discussing Poetry as Public Memory. Steven and I will read from our recent books, followed by a discussion of how poetry helps us remember people and history. The Ivy Bookshop, 5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

January 17, 2022 TBD
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration, Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College, 325 N. Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325. I’m honored to be the featured poet/speaker at Gettysburg College’s MLK Day Celebration. Students will read from Raising King, as will I, and I’ll speak on the importance of Dr. King’s work today. Thank you to Nancy Whitman and the MLK Commemoration Committee. Here’s a link to their 2020 celebration.

Recently Recorded Readings

May 15, 2021 The Gaithersburg Book Festival
I participated in an awesome discussion on poetry and social justice with Ethelbert Miller, Kim Roberts, and Tara Campbell. Watch the program here!

January 15, 2021 Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
Watch the Martin Luther King Day “Not Just Another Day Off” Reading here.

November 18, 2020 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland
It was my honor to deliver the 2020 Robert l. Giron Global Humanities Lecture at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. You can read the address here.

September 14, 2020, “Why We Can’t Wait” 2020 Lucille Clifton Reading

2020 Lucille Clifton Reading from Raising King – Howard Country Poetry & Literature Society

March 29, 2017 Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, Maryland
Poetry & Conversation Reading with Brian Gilmore. This was a wonderful reading with poet and friend, Brian Gilmore. I read from ACHE in this recording and he reads from his awesome collection of poems, We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters.

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