Upcoming Events:

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7pm

Poetry reading with Sarah Cox, Dana Teen Lomax, and Denise Newman
Hosted by Kevin Killian
Alley Cat Bookstore
3036 - 24th Street (between Treat Avenue and Harrison Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:45–4:15pm
Panel: "Porous Borders: New Narrative Writers Read" with Robert Glück, Camille Roy, Bruce Boone, and Rob Halpern
Plenary session at "Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today" conference
Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm
"A Poetry Bestiary" – Poetry reading with Evan Kennedy, Molly Bendall, Aja Couchois Duncan, and Meredith Stricker
Litcrawl event hosted by Litquake
1-2-3-4-Go! Records
1038 Valencia
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5pm
Poetry reading with Brenda Iijima and Eric Sneathen
Hosted by Small Press Traffic
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street (between 20th and 21st Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Past Readings:

Woolsey Heights Reading Series, Berkeley, CA. With Mg Roberts, Laura Walker, and Maw Shein Win. Hosted by Paul Ebenkamp and Andrew Kenower. 2017.

Lone Glen, Oakland, CA. With Valerie Witte. Hosted by Bay Area Correspondence School. 2017.

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA. With Anita Amirrezvani, Lisa Gray, Ingrid Keir, Thea Matthews, and LJ Moore. Hosted by Hazel Reading Series. 2017.

Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C. With Jennifer Bartlett, Ching-In Chen, Andrew Levy, Steffi Drewes, Anna Morrison, Soham Patel, Trace Peterson, Charles Alexander, Cameron Awkward-Rich, and Jessica Smith. Hosted by Chax Press and Kelsey Street Press. 2017.

Books Inc., Berkeley, CA. With Laura Walker and Micah Ballard. 2017.

Green Arcade Bookstore, San Francisco, CA. With Aja Couchois Duncan and Arisa White. 2016.

Passages Bookshop, Portland, OR. With Valerie Witte, Dao Strom, Sarah Mangold, Amaranth Borsuk, and Jennifer Kronovet. Hosted by Spare Room Reading Series. 2016.

Elliott Bay Bookstore, Seattle, WA. With Sarah Mangold, Don Mee Choi, Amaranth Borsuk, Jane Wong, and Jennifer Kronovet. 2016.

Unnameable Books, Brooklyn, NY. With Jennifer Firestone and Filip Marinovich. Hosted by Jeffrey Joe Nelson of the Greetings Reading Series. 2016.

Book Show, Los Angeles. With Susan Briante, Vincent Toro, Janet Holmes, Charles Alexander, Saba Razvi, Jessica Smith, and Tracie Morris. Hosted by Chax Press and Ahsahta Press. 2016.

Segue Cafe, Minneapolis. Hosted by Chax Press, Lavender Ink, and Dialogos. 2015.

Hotel Rex, San Francisco. With Delia Tramontina. Hosted by Bay Area Generations. 2014.

Pike Brewing Company, Seattle. Hosted by Dusie Press and Black Radish Books. 2014.

Small Press Traffic, San Francisco. With Kathleen Fraser, Robert Glück, Michael Palmer, and Camille Roy. 2012.

Apple Tree, London. With Tilla Brading, Jennifer K. Dick, Giles Goodland, Jeff Hilson, S.L. Mendoza reading for Harry Godwin, and Carol Watts. Hosted by Dusie Press. 2012.

Outer Space Studio, Chicago. 2012.

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito. With Ari Banias, Samantha Giles, Michael Nicoloff, Kristin Palm, Brian Teare, Laura Walker, and Emily Meg Weinstein. 2011.

Meridian Gallery, San Francisco. With Stephen Ratcliffe, Elizabeth Robinson, Juliana Spahr, and Truong Tran. Hosted by San Francisco State University Poetry Center. 2010.

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito. With Dana Teen Lomax, Judy Halebsky, Denise Newman, Megan Pruiett, Camille Roy, Erin Wilson, and Maw Shein Win. 2010.

&Now Festival of Innovative Writing, Buffalo. With Peter Grandbois, Nava Renek, and Thaddeus Rutkowski. Introduced by Spuyten Duyvil. 2009.

The Guilded Edge, Salem, CT. With Denise Lajimodiere and Leslie McGrath. Hosted by Soul Mountain Retreat Center. 2009.

Links Hall, Chicago. 2009.

Beat Kitchen, Chicago. 2009.

Books & Bookshelves, San Francisco. With Jennifer Karmin and Dana Teen Lomax. 2008.

So and So Reading Series at the Distillery, Boston. With Jennifer Firestone. 2008.

Series “A” at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. With Kristy Bowen. 2008.

Red Rover Reading Series at Division Street Dance Loft, Chicago. With Miranda Mellis. 2008.

Poetry Center at San Francisco State University. With Eileen Myles. 2008.

Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, New York City. With Tracy K. Smith. 2008.

Small Press Traffic, San Francisco. With Claudia Rankine. 2007.

Great Overland Book Company, San Francisco. With Sara Larsen. 2007.

Book Passage, San Francisco. With Kate Greenstreet, Dana Teen Lomax, and Colleen Lookingbill. 2007.

Pegasus Bookstore, Berkeley. With Dana Teen Lomax and Jill Magi. 2006.

Poetry Flash Reading Series at Black Oak Bookstore, Berkeley. 2006.

Mama Buzz Café, Oakland. 2006.

Warehouse 1310, San Francisco. 2005.

One Taste Urban Retreat Center, San Francisco. 2004.

Hadbawnik Reading Series, San Francisco. With James Meetze. 2004.

Deakin Street Reading Series, Berkeley. With Andrew Felsinger and Jono Schneider. 2003.

Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco. With Susan Steinberg. 2003.

Willow Glen Bookstore, San Jose. With Andrew Felsinger and Dana Teen Lomax. 2003.

Poetry on Parnassus Reading Series, University of California, San Francisco. 2002.

Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco. 2002.

Pond Gallery, San Francisco. 2002.

Poetry Flash Reading Series at Cody's Bookstore, Berkeley. 2002.

Second Sundays Reading Series at Blue Bar, San Francisco. 2000.

New College of California, San Francisco. 2000.

Cody’s Bookstore, Berkeley. 1999.

Canessa Park Gallery, San Francisco. 1999.

Attic Club, San Francisco. 1999.

Kollage Community School for the Arts, San Mateo. 1999.

Poetry Flash Reading Series at Cody's Bookstore, Berkeley. 1999.

New College of California, San Francisco. 1998.

Bay Area Book Council Festival, San Francisco. 1998.

San Francisco State University Poetry Center. 1997.

Past Talks:

"Poets Studied and in Conversation." Laura Walker's Poetry Workshop. U.C. Berkeley Extension, Berkeley. Spring 2017. Lecturer.

"Emptying Out and Filling Up the Term Poet: A Response to Biotic Portal." Closing event for Biotic Portal project at U.C. Botanical Garden. Fall 2016. Lecturer.

Tribute to Justin Chin and Presentation of Poetry Gold Award for Beth Murray's Cancer Angel at 85th Annual California Book Awards Ceremony. Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco. Summer 2016. Presenter. Scroll to 32:00.

Presentation of Poetry Gold Award for Fred Moten's The Feel Trio at 84th Annual California Book Awards Ceremony. Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco. Summer 2015. Presenter. Scroll to 30:00.

Presentation of Poetry Gold Award for Brenda Hillman's Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire at 83th Annual California Book Awards Ceremony. Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco. Summer 2015. Presenter. Scroll to 22:00.

“The Myth of the Inaccessible: Teaching Experimental Poetry in the Community.” The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. Spring 2014. Panelist.

Presentation of Poetry Gold Award for Etel Adnan's Sea and Fog at 82nd Annual California Book Awards Ceremony. Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco. Summer 2013. Scroll to 33:33.

Feminism Meets Neo-Benshi: Movietelling Talks Back.” The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. Spring 2013. Organizer and panelist.

“Experiments for the Future: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children.” The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. Spring 2012. Panelist.

“Show and Tell: A Videographer, a Sculptor, and a Poet Discuss Their Work.” Headlands Center for the Arts. Spring 2011. Panelist.

“A Community Writing Itself.” Laura Walker’s MFA Poetry Workshop. University of San Francisco, San Francisco. Fall 2010. Lecturer.

“A Community Writing Itself.” Steve Dickison’s Works in Progress Course. San Francisco State University, San Francisco. Fall 2010. Panelist.

Manhatten: Where ‘Reality’ and ‘Vision’ Meet.” &Now Festival of Innovative Writing, Buffalo. 15 Oct. 2009. Reading and discussion.

“The Business of Writing.” Donna de la Perriere’s Business of Writing Course. San Francisco State University, San Francisco. 2007. Panelist.

“The Business of Writing.” Robert Glück’s Business of Writing Course. San Francisco State University, San Francisco. 2006. Panelist.

“Noticing the Wor(l)d.” San Francisco Exploratorium, San Francisco. 2004. Lecturer.

“Poetry in Collaborative Performance.” Claudia MonPere McIsaac’s Collaborative Poetics Course. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara. 2003. Lecturer.

“The Writing Process: From Inception to Revision to Publication.” Dana Teen Lomax’s Introduction to Creative Writing Course. San Francisco State University. 1998. Panelist.

“Trends in Contemporary Poetry.” San Francisco School for Arts. 1998. Lecturer.