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July 23, 1:10-4:10. Workshop “FLASH: Writing Short Forms.” Hugo House via Zoom.

June 11, 2pm. Reading, Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium. ZOOM

June 2, 4:30pm. Reading, Los Gatos Library, with Kelly Cressio Moeller, Nathalie Khankan, and Jennifer Tseng.

April 29, 4pm. Reading, SJSU Legacy of Poetry Festival, “Feeding our Hunger,” with CA Poet Laureate Lee Herrick; former CA Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera; former Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Arlene Biala.

March 10, 7-9pm AWP, Seattle WA. Reading “One Poet, One Poem.” Off-site featuring a multitude of readers. 15 Roy St., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

February 6-March 6, four Mondays 7:1-9:10pm, PT. Workshop “I don’t Get It: Reading Best American Poetry 2022 Together.” Hugo House, Zoom. REGISTER NOW.


October 22-28th. Studio Residency. Prospect Street Writers House, North Bennington, Vermont.

September-December, four Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm. Workshop “Best American Poetry 2022.” ZOOM

April 24, 4:30pm. SJSU Legacy of Poetry Festival Reading. Santa Clara County Poets Laureate. Student Union Theater, San Jose.

April 23, 11:30-2pm. ArtSplash: A Montalvo Open House. Open studio.

April 11-May 6. Studio residency. Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.

April 3, 6pm. Reading, Bazaar Writers Salon. Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St., San Francisco. Also reading: Erin Rodoni & Callie Siskel!

March 26, 1:45pm. AWP Conference panel: “Two Genres Are Better Than One: The SJSU Dual Genre MFA Program Model.” Virtual

March 4, 6-9pm. Workshop, pop-up, with Emilio Banuelos. San Jose Museum of Art, First Fridays Artwalk. Free. IN PERSON!

February 25, 10-noon. Workshop San Jose State Story Map Project. ZOOM

February-May, four Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm. Workshop “Home is Where the Poem Begins.” ZOOM


November 14, 2pm. Reading, Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium. ZOOM

September 24 and November 21, 7pm. Workshop “Poetic Postcards.” With photographer Emilio Banuelos, integrate visual art and literary text to tell stories about sheltering in a place or searching for a place of shelter during the pandemic. San Jose Story Map Project, SJSU. ZOOM

September-December, four Thursdays 7-10pm. Workshop “Best American Poetry 2021.” Through a close look and reading of contemporary American poems published in this year’s new Best of Anthology write and workshop four of your own. ZOOM. To register, email

July 25, 10:30-1pm. “Writing Creekside,” outdoor, multi-genre workshop. Montalvo Arts, Saratoga, CA. IN PERSON!

June 27, 2-4pm. “Method and Mystery” Reading. ZOOM email to register.

April 18, 4pm. Legacy of Poetry Reading, SJSU. ZOOM 

February-May, four Thursdays 7-10pm. “Writing it Cold,” Workshop. ZOOM


November 14, Saturday, 10am-Noom. SAN JOSE STORY MAP’S “Covid Chronicles Workshop.” ZOOM Free to the public.

September 10-December 3, four Thursdays 7-10pm. Best American Poetry 2020 Workshop. ZOOM

August-December, Visiting Poet, SJSU MFA program.

July 29 & August 4, 6-8pm. Montalvo Workshop: “Writing at Home.” ZOOM

April 18, Saturday, 3pm. LOBA Reading Series, Ukiah Branch Library. 105 N. Main Street, Ukiah CA 95482 CANCELLED

April 14 SJSU Legacy of Poetry Day  ZOOM

April 3 Santa Cruz writes Zoom Forward Reading, 4:30pm ZOOM

March 5-8 CANCELLED: AWP Conference, San Antonio, TX. Re-release of The Behaviour of Clocks, Wordfarm Press.
Friday 7th, 1:30-2:30 pm, Booksigning, WordFarm table #T1843
Friday 7th, 7pm One Poet, One Poem Reading,
at The Good Kind, 1127 S. St Mary’s San Antonio
March 4, “Teaching Short Forms,” panelist. Creative Writing Studies Organization Mini-conference, San Antonio, TX March 4. details TBA

February 3-May 4 “A Cast-Iron Aeroplane that Can Actually Fly: Writing the Prose Poem” workshop. Contact me for info.


November 18, Monday, 7:30pm. Reading, Sacramento Poetry Center. 1719 25th Street
Sacramento, California 95816

November 17, Sunday, 1-3pm. Reading, Caffe Santoro 493 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs, CA 95619.

October 30, Wednesday 7pm. Reading with Nils Peterson, MLK Library, San Jose.

October 15, Tuesday 7pm. Litquake 20 in 20 Campbell: South Bay Voices. Books Inc. Campbell, The Pruneyard.

October 13, Sunday 2-4pm. Reading, with George Lober at Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey (between Pearl and Munras) $5 admission.

September 15, 1pm Sunday. Reading, Los Gatos Library.

September 5, 7pm Thursday. Bay Area Poets Laureate on Social Justice Tour. Books Inc. Campbell, The Pruneyard.

August 25, Sunday 6pm. Bay Area Poets Laureate on Social Justice Tour. Revolution Books, Berkeley.

May 22, Wednesday. Reading, KGB Bar, NYC, with Bennington poets Mary Donnelly, Kelsea Habecker, and more!

April 14, 3pm. Hometown reading and reception, Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos.

April 11, 7pm. Reading from The Behaviour of Clocks Moe’s Books for Poetry Flash. Berkeley.

April 9, 7:30 pm. Reading at Bookshop Santa Cruz with Ken Weisner.

April 1, The Behaviour of Clocks available for purchase WordFarm Press.

March 30, Noon The Behaviour of Clocks booksigning. Jet Fuel Review table 6083.

March 29, Friday 8pm, AWP Off-site. “One Poet, One Poem” (though I get to read a few from The Behaviour of Clocks) press readings. The Portland Roasting Coffee Oak Street, event space. The full reading starts at 6:30 with multiple readers. I should go on around 8pm.

March 29, Friday 5:30-7:30pm, AWP Off-site. Co-host, They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing reading Friday,  at The Fixin To.

March 29, 12-1pm. Booksigning, Reed booth #10094, AWP.

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!)

March 12, 7pm: The Behaviour of Clocks Pre-release preview reading and book signing. Well-read Series, Works Gallery, San Jose. Come celebrate with me!

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


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

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