Upcoming Readings & Appearances


May 31 - June 6 Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, Middlebury, VT

June 7 Ruth Stone Foundation Reading Series, Wishbone Collective, Winooski, VT

June 8 Antidote Books, Putney, VT

June 9 The Living Gallery Outpost, New York, NY

June 11 Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown, MA

June 12 Riff Raff Books and Bar, Providence, RI

June 15 The Milk Hours Release Party, Butchertown Social, Louisville, KY

June 22 Myopic Poetry Series, Myopic Books, Chicago, IL

June 30 Midwestern Press, Cincinnati, OH

July 3 Writers Gild at Bear’s Place, Bloomington, IN

July 11  Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, KY

July 13 Carnegie Center (workshop), Lexington, KY

July 25 Harvard Book Store, Cambridge, MA

August 4 Bridge Street Books, Washington, DC

August 4-10 Georgetown Creative Writing Academy (directing), Washington, DC

September 7 Skylight Books, Los Angeles, CA

September 12 SF Book Launch at The Booksmith, San Francisco, CA

September 24 Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

September 25 The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore, MD

September 26 Blue Stoop, Penn Book Center, Philadelphia, PA

October 3 Green Apple Books on the Park, San Francisco, CA

October 4 E.M. Wolfman Books, Oakland, CA

October 11 Book Culture (112th St Location), New York, NY

October 15 KGB Bar, New York, NY

December 5 City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

December 26 River City Revue Series, The Bard’s Town, Louisville, KY


January 31 Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY

March 4-7 AWP, San Antonio, TX

March 13 InKY Reading Series, Louisville, KY

April 14 KY Great Writers Series, Carnegie Center, Lexington, KY

Now booking for fall 2019 and spring 2020. Check back soon for more updates!

Conference Presentations

“Made Future: William Blake’s Political Ecology” Exhaustion: Tired Bodies, Tired Worlds. University of Chicago. November 15, 2018.

“Blake’s Debt: Artisanship and the Future of Labor” Debt in History. University of Toronto-Scarborough. May 19, 2018.

“Ecology and the Tyrannies of Form: John Clare’s Melancholic Enclosures” | Victorian Preserves. NAVSA. Banff, Alberta. November 18, 2017.

“Pastoral Futurism: William Blake’s Millenarian Making” | Posthuman Materialisms: Knowledge, Economy, Ecology. Georgetown University. April 8, 2017.

“Poetry of Surveillance in the Middle Eastern Diaspora: Philip Metres’ Sand Opera and Solmaz Sharif’s Look American Literature in the World. Yale University. April 6-7, 2017.

“Walcott’s Sea: Memory, History, and the Dimensions of a New World Aesthetic” | Inter/Connections: Examinations of Diaspora through Contemporary Perspectives. Howard University. April 1, 2016.

“Transcendent Realities: Shelley’s ‘Mont Blanc’” | Normalcy and Its Discontents: Transgressions, Disruptions, Eruptions. Georgetown University. February 20, 2016.

“Metaphoricity and the Genealogies of Trace: Hybridity as Historical Intertext” | Border Crossings Symposium. George Washington University. February 12, 2016.

“Authorial Bricolage: Poetry of Mediation in the Age of Surveillance” Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation. University of Chicago. November 20, 2015.

Past Readings

Berkeley Rhetoric Society, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 2019

AWP Offsite, Crush Bar, Portland, OR, March 2019

Night of Literature (for Western Humanities Review), Portland, OR, March 2019

Saving AWP, Base Camp Brewing, Portland, OR, March 2019

Poetry Juice Reading Series, Manny’s, San Francisco, CA, March 2019

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture After 1900, University of Louisville, February 2019

Holloway Poetry Series, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, February 2019

Sunday Kind of Love, Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC, February 2018

Best American Poetry Launch, The New School, New York, NY, September 2017

The Black Squirrel, Washington, DC, May 2016

Ledge Mule Press Reading Series, I Fell Gallery, Bloomington, IN, June 2015

Columbia Faculty Selects Reading Series, KGB Bar, New York, NY, May 2015

Chthonic NYC Release, 61 Local, Brooklyn, NY, May 2015

Chthonic Louisville Release, Decca, Louisville, KY, May 2015

CutBank AWP Reading, AWP Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 2015

Portland Poetry Series, McQuixote Books, Louisville, KY, April 2015

InKY Reading Series (featured reader), The Bard’s Town, Louisville, KY, March 2015

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, University of Louisville, February 2015

Double Vision Show Reading, PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY, February 2015

Green Fuse Press Release Reading, Decca, Louisville, KY, October 2014

Best New Poets 2013 Launch, Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO, December 2013

Hayden’s Ferry Review Issue Release, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Online), December 2013

InKY Reading Series (special guest), The Bard’s Town, Louisville, KY, September 2013

Shine Wellness Center, Louisville, KY, May 2013

Holler Poets Series, Al’s Bar, Lexington, KY, January 2013

Subterranean Phrases, Decca, Louisville, KY, January 2013

Stone Soup Reading Series, The Bard’s Town, Louisville, KY, September 2012

Blue Angel Reading Series, Blue Angel Wines, Brooklyn, NY, January 2012

Columbia Writer-Translator Series, The Underground Lounge, New York, NY, April 2011

Two Nights of Poetry and Prose, Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY, March 2011

Gallery Reading Series, Columbia University, New York, NY, January 2011

Cornelia Street Café Reading Series, New York, NY, January 2010

Earshot NYC Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY, January 2010