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September 2016

Shakespeare Dances With Siri

September 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Denver Public LIbrary (Downtown), 10 West 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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I'm looking forward to holding forth at the Colorado Book Festival as a member of a panel on Poetry in the Digital Age, along with two extraordinary poets, David Mason and Kathryn Winograd. The full Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but our panel will run from 2:00 to 2:40 p.m., followed by 30 minutes of book signing.

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December 2016

Join Me and Kathleen Willard for BookBar’s December First Saturday Reading

December 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212 United States
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I've never had an opportunity to read with Kathleen Willard, so I look forward to hearing her perform poems from her new book Cirque & Sky. I'll be reading from The World As Is, of course. Join us for what may well be your last chance to hear live poetry in 2016!  

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November 2016

Join Judyth Hill and Me for Out Loud Poetry in Evergreen

November 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where the Books Go, 27888 Meadow Drive, Unit F
Evergreen, CO 80439 United States
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Moi Judyth Hill I'll be reading with Judyth Hill, the off-the-charts-high-energy author of that most uplifting poem, "Wage Peace" (visit her home page and scroll down to view a beautiful poster version). The reading is organized by Padma Thornlyre and hosted by Where the Books Go, a large and growing book store which is about to celebrate its first year in business. What better way to celebrate than with poetry out loud?  

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April 2017

Open Bard @ the Historic Sherbino Theater

April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Sherbino Theater, 604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432 United States
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Note the many great readings coming along in this amazing series. I'm proud that mine's among 'em!

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February 2017

Valentine’s Day Soiree and Poetry Reading

February 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crestone Artisans Gallery, 120 S Cottonwood Street
Crestone, CO 81131 United States
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I'll be reading with poets Peter Anderson and Kelly Hosner in celebration of that pesky wingèd cherub whose barbs have stung and exalted us all at one time or another. Swing by if you're in the area!  

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January 2017

Pre-Inauguration Poetry Rally

January 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
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Join us for a poetic cri de coeur before Trump is installed in the White House like a gilded toilet! We'll "celebrate" with poems prickly, wry, satirical, and transcendent. I'll be reading in solidarity with Claire Ibarra, Sarah Escue, Marielle Grenade-Willis, and Jonathan Simkins. Jonathan will be introducing his new chapbook, which is one of three—the other two being by Nina Pick and Thomas Phalen—collected in single volume. Thanks especially to The Lune for putting together this event. More details here!

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February 2017

Love Poetry in the Shadow of Pikes Peak

February 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pikes Peak Library – 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Srpings, CO 80920 United States
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Join us for what we promise will be a celebration of love, minus the sacrifices and whippings of the Roman Lupercalia in which the Valentine's Day tradition is rooted. Among the “romantic” treats: A piano/violin duet to welcome the audience Emcee duties by the current Pikes Peak Region Poet Laureate Susan Peiffer Jim Ciletti: Pikes Peak Poet Laureate 2010 - 2012 Price Strobridge: Pikes Peak Poet Laureate 2012-2014 Janice Gould: Pikes Peak Poet Laureate 2014-2016 Julie Shavin: Well-known local poet... Read More

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April 2017

A “Friends Help Friends Write” Reading

April 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Hall, 2197 S. University Blvd, Room 306
Denver, CO 80210 United States
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Some of you already know that I am directing a new Master of Arts program at the University of Denver’s University College called Professional Creative Writing.  The word “professional” simply means that students aim to learn not just about writing but about the publishing ecosystem, with an eye toward earning at least some of their income within that ecosystem. Self-enrichment, yes—but with readers in mind. The program launches officially this summer, and we’re introducing it with a “Friends Help Friends... Read More

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Poetry and the Transformational Arc

April 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Durango Public Library, 1900 E 3rd Ave
Durango, CO 81301 United States
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Join me on Saturday, April 8th at the Durango Public Library for a free public presentation on what I call the Transformational Arc and how it shapes both the poet's and the reader's experience of the poem. Here's the opening slide:

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February 2019

Come Chat with Me at the Love Your Local Author Showcase

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bemis Public Library, 6014 S Datura Street
Littleton, CO 80120 United States
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