Readings / Lectures / Conference Papers

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

“John Steinbeck & Of Mice and Men.” Benefit for Santa Cruz Young Writers Program.  Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA  (2016)
.     Panelists included: Susan Shillinglaw (Dir. of National Steinbeck Center), Daisy Martin (Dir. of History/Social Studies Performance Assessment at Stanford), Chuck Carlise (UCSC Lecturer in Writing)

“The Writer’s Life.” BoldFace Conference Panel.  M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston, TX (2011)
.     Panelists included BoldFace Writers Conference Faculty.

“The Big Questions: Grad School, Revision, and Teaching as a Writer.” BoldFace Conference Panel.  M.D. Anderson Library, University of Houston, TX (2010)
.     Panelists included BoldFace Writers Conference Faculty.

CONFERENCE PAPERS PRESENTED

“Debates & Dry-Runs: Teaching Composition by Not Teaching Composition”
University of Houston, Teaching Conference, Houston, TX (2011)

“Rebellion, the Dead, & the Culture of Cool: Counterculture & Credibility in America”
Southwest/Texas Pop Culture & American Culture Association Annual Meeting, Albequerque, NM (2002)

“De-Composing Naomi: Grief & Resolution in Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Kaddish’”
National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Ogden, UT (1999)

LECTURES 

“Into That Story: The Poetic Sequence & the Thread”
For Hayes State University, Guest Lecture, Hayes, KS (2015)

“Tiny Beautiful Things: The Four-Part Writing Lesson”
WITS Fall Writer’s Training, Houston, TX (2011)

Let Me Tell You a Little About Me: Narcissism, Non-Fiction & Finding a Story to Tell”
BoldFACE Writer’s Conference, Craft Talk, Houston, TX (2011)

“Thresholds & Collisions: Toward Urgency in Poetry Writing”
University of Houston, Guest Lecture/Craft Talk, Houston, TX (2011)

“This Exact Spot in Space:  Lyric, Fragmentia, & the Poem as Constellation”
BoldFACE Writer’s Conference, Craft Talk, Houston, TX (2010)

The Best Minds of Whose Generation?: Relevance & the Beats in the 21st Century”
Wittenberg University, Guest Lecture, Springfield, OH (2004)

Selected Poetry/Literary Readings

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH (2017)

Indy Reads Books, Indianapolis, IN (2017)

Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Boston, MA (2017)

Pete’s Big Salmon Reading, Brooklyn, NYC (2017)

Poetry in Akron, Akron, OH (2017)

Wild Writers Poetry Salon, Toronto, ONT (2017)

Curbside Books & Records, Chicago, IL (2017)

Literati Books , Ann Arbor, MI (2017)

(with poetry) Reading Series, Columbus, OH (2017)

Flour City Yawp, Rochester, NY (2017)

Voyageur Books, Milwaukee, WI (2017)

Art Bar Poetry Series , Toronto, ONT (2017)

Sundays at Erv’s, Brooklyn, NYC (2017)

City Books, Pittsburgh, PA, (2017)

“Show & Tell” Reading Series, SE 58th Café, Portland, OR (2013)

“Three for Three,” Featured Reader.  Three Friends Coffeehouse Series, Portland, OR (2013)

Poetry Night, Featured Reader.  The Amadeus Project, Bellingham, WA (2012)

InPrint Prize Winners Reading.  Houston, TX (2012)

“This is Beautiful, This is Beautiful: Six Small Presses.”  AWP.  Simone’s, Chicago, IL (2012)

Word for Word Series (with Kevin Prufer, Edward Porter).  14 Pews, Houston, TX (2011)

BoldFACE Faculty Reading (with Rebecca Wadlinger).  M.D. Anderson Library, Houston, TX (2011)

Gulf Coast Reading Series, (with Ryler Dustin, Quincy Flowers).  Brazo’s Books, Houston, TX (2011)

BoldFACE Faculty Reading (with Adam Peterson). M.D. Anderson Library, Houston, TX (2010)

Poison Pen Reading Series (with Michael Dumanis).  Poison Girl.  Houston, TX (2009)

Dairy Hollow Fellows Reading.  Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs, AR (2008)

KUHF 88.7 FM, “The Front Row” Interview and Reading.  Houston, TX (2008)

Gulf Coast Reading Series (with Jeanine Walker, David Lombardi).  Brazo’s Book, Houston, TX (2008)

Alberta Street Readers, (with Arlo Voorhies).  Alberta Street Public House, Portland, OR (2007)

Bold-Sky Poetry Series (with Brittany Baldwin).  Bold-Sky Café, Portland, OR (2006)

Poet-in-Residence Readings.  Various locations, Lawrence, KS (2004)

Winter Reading Series (with Kirsten Lundstrum , Christien Gholson).  Café Roma, Davis, CA (2003)

Winter Reading Series (with Mark Pearson, Jodi Angel).  Café Roma, Davis, CA (2002)

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