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.

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

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 listen or watch after you register here.

January 18, 2021 at 8:00pm
I’m grateful to join Michael Anthony Ingram for his podcast, Quintessential Listening: Poetry. Michael has been hosting this poetry podcast for several years. It’s thoughtful and engaging. This will be a Martin Luther King themed open mic and I will be reading from Raising King. The call-in number is one the image above.

January 29, 2021 at 3:00pm
I’m honored to read from Raising King and to reflect on its relevance today for Cornerstones of Care, a network of social workers and others whose mission is to strengthen children and families in Kansas City. The discussion will be moderated by Eric Giovanni, the COO of Cornerstones of Care. Eric is a friend from back in the day at Notre Dame.

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!

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 will be on Zoom and I’ll post that link here as the reading approaches.

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!

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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