I live in Charlottesville, Virginia and enjoy teaching and mentoring poetry students. If you're interested in learning more about my work or inviting me to a reading, class, or literary event, please reach out to me at 


Select Past Readings & Classes

June-July 2019 | Writerhouse, Charlottesville, VA

Keeping the Doors of our Imagination Open, Evening Poetry Workshop

June 28, 2019 | New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA

Reader, with Irene Mathieu

June 2, 2018 | Tea for Two Reading, Richmond Public Library

March 24, 2018 | VA Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

Moderator, Dear America: a Poetry Reading

Spring 2018 | Writerhouse, Charlottesville, VA

Dreamers & Surgeons, Evening Poetry Workshop

August 5 @10 a.m. | Writerhouse, Charlottesville, VA

One-day seminar, "Of Brevity & Bigness"

June 25 @ 3 p.m. | Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT

Joan Hutton Landis Reading Series, with Robin MacArthur

June 7 @ 10 a.m. | West Chester University, West Chester, PA

First Books panel, Wendy Sloan, Moderator

April 2 @ 1:00-3:30 p.m. | Writerhouse, Charlottesville, VA

One-day seminar, "Poetry of Resistance"

March 29 @ 3 p.m. | University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IA

With co-reader Jenny Molberg

March 22 @ 4 p.m. | VA Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

With co-readers Cathryn Hankla & Charlotte Matthews

March 20 @ 7 p.m. | Cafe Muse, Chevy Chase, MD

With co-reader Ross White

March 12 @2 p.m. | The Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD

With co-reader Seema Reza

March 7 @6 p.m. | NYU Bookstore, NYC

With co-readers Michael Collins, Maeve Kinkead & Ken Hart

March 6 @7 p.m. | Asian American Writers' Workshop, NYC

With co-readers Sonya Chung and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

March 5 @6 p.m. | Bowery Poetry Club, NYC

Part of the NYC Why There are Words Reading Series

February 17 @7 p.m. | Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA

Part of the Charlottesville Reading Series

February 9 @11-12 p.m. | AWP Conference, Washington DC

Book signing in Exhibit Space 575

January 15 @5 p.m. | Busboys & Poets, Washington DC

Split this Rock's "Sunday Kind of Love" reading series featured reader. Part of the nationwide Writers Resist.

Contact me at if you're interested in having me talk to your class or writing/book group, or want to share your favorite public restroom art.