Readings

***2019***

FEBRUARY

2/14/2019: Be My Walker Valentine
What: Valentine’s Day reading with fellow poets: Heid Erdrich, Gretchen Marquette, and Jim Moore—cohosted by Graywolf Press.
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Walker Arts Center
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MARCH

3/27-3/30/2019: Two panels at AWP in Portland, Oregon
First Panel: Who is “We?”: Invisibility and Representation in the Creative Writing Classroom
Date: Thursday, 3/28/2019
Time: 12:00 PM–01:15 PM
Location: A106, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

Second Panel: Poetics of Oblique Violence
Date: Friday, 3/29/19
Time: 12:00 PM–01:15 PM
Location: D139-140, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1

APRIL

4/27/2019: The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read 2019
What: Celebrating National Poetry Month and Independent Bookstore Day with lots of incredible poets.
Time: 6:30 PM-10 PM
Location: Moon Palace Books
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MAY

5/1/2019
What: Reading, discussion, and conversation with poet/artist D. Allen about Restored Mural for Orlando.
Time: 6 PM-7 PM
Location: Carleton College (Hamlin Creative Space, Weitz Center)
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5/30/2019: P Words: A celebration of punk, poetry, and Patti Smith
What: I’ll be reading with Zoe Bird, Anthony Ceballos, Isadora Gruye, Rebecca Paradis, Clarence White, and Bryan Thao Worra.
Time: 7 PM-8 PM
Location: Turf Club (Clown Lounge downstairs)
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JUNE

6/2/2019
What: I will be the featured reader with other POC LGBT+.
Time: 5:30 PM-7 PM
Location: Troubadour Wine Bar

6/25-6/27/2019: Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Miami
What: I will be performing my poetry.
Time: TBD
Location: New World Center (500 17th St, Miami Beach)

JULY

7/9-7/11/2019: Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Chicago
What: I will be performing my poetry and leading a workshop.
Time: TBD
Location: University of Illinois-Chicago

AUGUST

No events scheduled yet.

SEPTEMBER

9/12-9/14/2019: City of Asylum’s 2019 Jazz Poetry Festival
What: I will be performing my poetry with a band.
Time: TBA
Location: Alphabet City (40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212)
More details TBA.

OCTOBER

10/5/2019: Su Hwang’s BODEGA (Milkweed Editions) poetry book launch
What: Several poets will perform in support of Hwang’s book.
Time: 3-5:30 PM
Location: Open Book: Target Performance Center (1011 S. Washington Ave)
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10/30/2019: Possible reading. Details TBD.

NOVEMBER

11/2/2019: The Loft’s Wordsmith: a craft, career, and connection conference for writers
What: Co-teaching workshop “Finding Your Digital Community” with writer Maya Beck
Time: 2:30-3:30 PM
Location: McNamara Alumni Center (200 SE Oak St)
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***2020***

MARCH

3/4-3/7/2020: AWP Conference & Bookfair
What: I will be participating in two panels: "El Niño as the 'Man of the House:' Latinx Poets Who Immigrated as Boys" and “Aftermath: Teaching in the Age of ‘After’ Poems.”
Time: TBD
Location: the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas
More details TBD.

3/25-3/27/2020: University of North Dakota Writers Conference
What: I will be a panelist, reader, and workshop facilitator
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
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MAY

5/5/2020: Book Launch for My Debut Collection Catrachos!
More details TBA.

*******Summer 2020 readings TBA!!! :)*******

***ARCHIVED***

***2018***

JANUARY

1/9/2018: Poetry Asylum Welcomes Kaveh Akbar to the Twin Cities
What: I'll be reading with Kaveh Akbar, Gretchen Marquette, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Sun Yung Shin, and Su Hwang.
Time: 9:00 PM-10:30 PM
Location: Moon Palace Books
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FEBRUARY

2/20/2018 
What: I'll be lecturing on metaphor.
Location: Hamline University

2/22-2/24/2018: Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference
What: I will be attending this conference as a Letras Latinas Scholar with poet Emma Trelles.
Location: Arizona State University's Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
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2/26/2018: Truly North: A Loft Cabaret
What: I'll be reading with Dessa, Donte Collins, Marcie Rendon, and Mai Neng Moua.
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
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MARCH

3/1/2018
What: I'll be reading with Jennifer L. Knox and Michael Bazzett.
Location: Moon Palace Books
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3/9/2018: Two panels at AWP in Tampa, FL
First Panel: F123. Publishing Pulse: Anthologies for Orlando
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:15 PM
Location: Room 7, 8, & 9, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
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Second Panel: F270. De Aquí y de Allá: Emerging Central American Writers on Finding Their Voices in the Literary Community
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Location: Grand Salon B, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
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3/25/2018: Green Card Youth Voices-Immigrant Author Summit: Working Beyond Cultures
What: Panel and performances with immigrant spoken word artists, poets, writers and others.
Time: 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Location: Performance Hall, The LOFT Literary Center
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APRIL

4/13/2018
What: 
I'll be reading with Caitlin Bailey and Gretchen Marquette.
Time: 7 PM to 8 PM
Location: SubText Books
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4/20/2018: The Loft's Pitch Conference: Participating in Literary Community: Engagement, Service, and Power
What: I'll be leading a breakout session with poet Elizabeth Tannen on community involvement.
Time: 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Location: The Loft at Open Book
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4/21/2018: Free Ruth Lilly and Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Workshop
What: I'll be offering a free workshop to poets interested and eligible to apply to this fellowship. For more information, visit the Poetry Foundation website.
Time: 2 PM to 4 PM
Location: Butter Bakery Cafe
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MAY

JUNE

6/6/2018: Read and Response: Open mic and salon
What: I'll be reading with Anthony Ceballos, Halee Kirkwood, Marcelle Richards, and Chavonn Williams Shen.
Time: 7 PM to 8 PM
Location: SubText Books
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JULY

7/15-7/28/2018: Winter Tangerine’s We Sweat Honeysuckle Online Workshop
What: Run a workshop titled, "Quivering Language: Discerning Sound and Rhythm in Your Writing."
Time: 7 PM EST
Location: Online.

AUGUST

8/10/2018Poetry in the Park
What: I will be reading with poets Diane Seuss, Sumita Chakraborty, Caitlin Bailey, Michael Torres, and Christopher Santiago.
Time: 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Commons, 425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415.
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8/23/2018: Chapbook Launch in support of Unrestricted Editions
What: I will be reading from Lonnie Shaw's chapbook, Rainbow Man Enters the Ring.
Time: 7 PM
Location: Moon Palace Books
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SEPTEMBER

9/15/2018
What: I'll be running two workshops around "What Do We Mean When We Talk About Writing Style?"
Time: 12:45 PM, 3:45 PM
Location: International Institute of Minnesota
Hosted by: Citizens League

9/29/2018
What: I'll be reading with Joshua Edwards, Paula Cisewski, and Feng Sun Chen.
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: Moon Palace Books
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OCTOBER

10/4/2018: Frank Bidart & Maggie Nelson: In Conversation
What: I will serve as moderator.
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Coffman Memorial Union Theater
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10/5/2018: Festival de las Calaveras Art Exhibition: Día de los Muertos Opening Reception
What: I’ll be reading poetry.
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
Location: Modus Locus Gallery, 3500 Bloomington Ave S, Mpls 55407
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10/12/2018
What:
 I'll be reading with Seth Berg, Paige Riehl, and Joel Hernandez.
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Moon Palace Books
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10/27/2018
What: I'll be reading with Charlie Bondhus, Jim Cihlar, and Kris Bigalk.
Time: 7 PM
Location: SubText Books
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NOVEMBER

11/07/2018: Writers Go to the Movies
What: I will be in conversation with author, Patrick Nathan, after showing the film, The Great Beauty.
Time: 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Location: Bryant-Lake Bowl’s Cabaret Theater
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