*March 29, Friday 8pm, AWP Off-site. “One Poet, One Poem” (though I get to read a few) press readings. Off-site TBA.

*March 28, Thursday 1 – 3 pm, The Behaviour of Clocks press launch and signing at WordFarm table 6027. Refreshments. AWP, Book Fair, Portland, Oregon. (my birthplace!)

*February 12, 7pm: The Behaviour of Clocks Release reading!!! Well-read Series, Works Gallery, San Jose. Come celebrate with me!

*January 26, 9-3pm: Writing the Ode Workshop, San Jose. Details and registration at Join us!


*December 20, 7pm: Third Thursdays at Willow Glen Library, San Jose. Featured Poet.

October 14, 1pm: Poets Read, Charley’s. Irish Writers Festival, Los Gatos.

October 13, 1:45: Bullets Into Bells Reading, Los Gatos Library. Irish Writers Festival, Los Gatos.

September 22, 7pm: They Said: A Cross-Genre Anthology of Contemporay Collaborative Writing, host, Open Books, Seattle, WA.

September 21, 7pm: REED Magazine Launch Reading, Hammer Theater, San Jose.

September 5, 7pm: They Said: A Cross-Genre Anthology of Contemporay Collaborative Writing, co-host, Green Apple Books, San Francisco.

May 9, 7pm: Flash Fiction Forum. Works Gallery –  364 S. Market St. (street edge of the Convention Center), San José, California.

April 17, Noon Poetry Center San Jose’s 40th birthday celebration. History Park, San Jose. Reading begins at 1pm on the Markham House lawn, also featuring Kevin Arnold, Nils Peterson, and Mary Lou Taylor.

March 7-11. AWP Writer’s Conference. Tampa, FL.

February 12-May 7, 7-10pm: Poetry workshop. 4 meetings.

February 11, 5-6:30pm. “38th Annual Valentine’s Revel.” Reading with Nils Peterson, Cafe Stritch, San Jose.

January 23. Spring Semester SJSU begins.


*August 25th, 5pm. “More Good Talk: 4 Poet Laureates.” Reading, Cafe Stritch, San Jose.

May 20th, 9pm. Reading, Burning Tale. Studio Bongiorno, San Jose.

May 9, 12:30-1:30pm. Reading, Alexander Book Company, San Francisco, with Jose L. Guiterrez.

April 24, 7:30pm. Bennington Reading, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC.

April 20, 7-9:30pm. “Poetry Invitational Reading.” San Jose Museum of Art.

February 15, 5-6:30pm. “Love Affair with the World.” A post-Valentine’s Day reading with Nils Peterson. Cafe Stritch, San Jose.


November 17, 12:45-2pm. “99 Poems for the 99 Percent,” Public reading at USF followed by Erasmus presentation with contributing poets.

October 23, 2-4pm. Reading, “The Elements in Fiber & Poetry.” The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA.

September 18, 1-1:50pm.  Reading at Poetry Center San Jose’s all day San Jose Poetry Festival 2016, “Breaking Borders”  at History Park San Jose  9am-6pm.*September 12-December 5. “Best American Poetry 2016” 4-session monthly workshop, 7-10pm.

August 5, 7-11pm. South First Fridays Art Walk & Street Market.  San Jose Downtown Association features “A Few Light Poems” public display of poetry videos produced by David Perez, including my poem, “Lost Sonnet.” Woo-hoo!

July 30, 10am-3pm. “Writing the Ode,” workshop and celebration. Come find out. Register through Poetry Center San Jose. Cost TBA. History Park San Jose

May 5, SJSU Legacy of Poetry Day Poet Laureate Reading, including US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, former CA Poet Laureate Al Young, and other local Poet Laureates, past and present. San Jose’s Hammer Theater Center, 8:15 – 9:45 p.m., following a special performance of Pachanga on the Paseo, a multimedia musical theater and dance performance created by Luis Valdez and Kinan Valdez staged in the Paseo de San Antonio.

April 30. Poetry Workshop 1pm ; Reading 3pm. Sacramento Poetry Festival, Sacramento, CA.

April 13, 8-9pm“Out of Our Minds” interview on KKUP 91.5fm, Cupertino, CA. Host Rachelle Escamilla.

April 10, 2pm: Reading with George Lober, Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium. 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
California 93940. 831-333-0383

February 14, 3:30-5:30pm: Valentine’s Day reading with Nils Peterson. Cafe Stritch, San Jose.

February 7, 2-4pm: Reading, “The Elements in Fiber & Poetry.” San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

February-May Workshop, 4 Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Poetry Workshop. Pasa Tiempo, CA

February 2-May 2, 7-10pm: “Oh, You Oulipians” poetry workshop. 4 meetings.


December 20, 2pm: Last Poetry Kitchen, Los Gatos Library.

September 19, 7:30-9pm “Three Laureates Reading.” Gallery Anno Domini: 366 S. First St., San Jose, CA 95113

September 21-December 14, 7-10pm: Best American Poetry 2015 Workshop.

June 28-July 10: Disquiet International Literary Program. Workshop: “Short Forms.” Reading in the Academy of Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal.

April 23, 2:30-5pm SJSU Legacy of Poetry Day. Caret Plaza, outside the campus entrance for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library.  3:30 with Nils Peterson. Check the full schedule of events.

April 19, 2:00 pm “Poetry Kitchen,” upstairs at Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave, Los Gatos, CA.

April 8-12: AWP conference, Minneapolis, MN. Reading at “Best of the Bay AreaThursday, April 9, 2015 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mead Hall Games and Comics.

April 8, 6-9pm: Symposia: A Series, Gardens of Salonica. Reading and presentation, “Ekphrasis: Making Connections.” Minneapolis, MN.

March 12, 7-8:30pm: Silicon Valley Reads: Poetry and the Art of Immigration, poetry and music in the Pavilion of San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza featuring local Poets Laureate, past and present.

February 13, 5:30pm: Valentine’s Day reading with Nils Peterson. Le Petite Trianon, San Jose.

February 2-May 4, 7-10pm: Best American Poetry 2014 Workshop

Happy New Year! wooooot!


November 15: A Child’s Christmas in Wales reading, Welsh American Society of Northern CA, Palo Alto.

October 13: Litquake. Reading with Quiet Lightning, Somarts, San Francisco.

September 18: 99 Poems for the 99 percent reading, Kepler’s, Menlo Park.

September 9: 99 Poems for the 99 percent reading, Bookshop Santa Cruz.

June 29-July 4: Disquiet International Literary Program. Workshop: “Short Forms.”

May 2-6: Gold Rush Writer’s Conference. Workshops, “Flash Fiction,” and “Why Everyone Should Write a Sonnet at Least Once in their Life.”

April 24: San Jose State Legacy of Poetry reading.

March 16: Reading, Monterey Museum of Art.

March 15, 3pm: featured speaker for David Perez’ Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Launch. Campbell Library, Campbell.

February 26-March 2: AWP Conference, Seattle, WA.

February 14, 5:30pm: Love’s Not Time’s Fool Valentine’s Day reading with Nils Peterson.  Le Petite Trianon, San Jose.

January 21: “Then There Are Pears” reading. Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.


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