Readings

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. It looks like this reading will be in-person as The Ragged Edge has an outdoor garden. I’m excited to read from Raising King in person! 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.

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.

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