With the Coronavirus still causing such havoc, the readings listed here are in some question. I will keep this updated as the country’s situation changes.
September 15, 2020
This is the official publication date for my fourth book of poems, Raising King. The launch readings are still in the works. They will be posted here as they are set.
October 2, 2020
I’m honored to be the featured poet for this year’s Lucille Clifton Reading Series at Howard Community College. This series is hosted by the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society. They do amazing work and I am grateful to share my poetry with them. More about details for this reading as it gets closer.
October 3, 2020
We will launch Raising King at the American Poetry Museum, Center for Poetic Thought, located at 716 Monroe St. NE, Washington, D.C. Studio #25, The Center is part of the Monroe Street Market in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast DC. I’ll be reading with poet and friend, Katy Richey. Thanks to Sami Miranda who keeps this space alive and vibrant with thoughtful artwork and poetry.
November, 2020 or Early 2021
Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The exact date for this reading is not finalized but I’ll bring Raising King to the Pratt, a great library for poetry, sometime after November, 2020 or early 2021. Big Thanks to Shaileen Beyer and all on the Pratt’s Poetry Committee.
June 4, 2021
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
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.