Friday, April 06, 2012


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April 6 in Seattle
Andrew Feld

April 6 in Walnut Creek
Camille Dungy

April 6 in Kansas City, MO
Aracelis Girmay

April 6 in West Hollywood
The Aesthetics of Translation
with Erik Bullot, Rebecca Brown
& John Nelson-Wagner

April 7 in Chicago
Miguel Barnet & Ana Rossetti

April 7 in Philadelphia
Megawords book/zine exchange

April 7 in NYC
Brian Kim Stefans, Katie Degentesh

April 8 in SF
Ron Silliman

April 8 in Philadelphia
Ted Mathys, Geoffrey Olsen,
Channa Porter

April 9 in NYC
Elizabeth Reddin & Laurie Weeks

April 10 in SF
Carol Sklenicka

April 10 in Philadelphia
Eleanor Wilner, Patrick Donnelly

April 10 in Berkeley
Ron Silliman

April 11 in NYC
Abigail Child
introduces the films of
Carolee Schneeman & George Kuchar

April 11 in NYC
Stephen Motika & Brian Teare

April 12 @ Yale
Ilya Kaminsky

April 12 @ Villanova
Téa Obreht

April 12 in Chicago
The Dark Room Collective
with Thomas Sayers Ellis, Natasha Trethewey,
Kevin Young, Major Jackson, John Keene,
Sharan Strange, and Nehassaiu deGannes

April 12 @ Harvard
Patrick Donnelly

April 13 in Berkeley
Ted Rees

April 13 in NYC
Ghassan Zaqtan, Fady Joudah

April 13 in Seattle
Todd Boss & Matthew Nienow

April 13 & 14 in NYC
William Bronk in New York
Jane Augustine, Charles Bernstein, Martin Bober,
David Clippinger, Jonathan Curley, Stephan Delbos,
Deborah Diemont, Joseph Donahue, Norman Finkelstein,
Ed Foster, Lyman Gilmore, Michael Heller,
Sara Henning, Eric Hoffman, Alan Holder,
W. Scott Howard, Susan Howe, Courtney Hughes,
Elisabeth Joyce, Sherry Kearns, Andrew Klobucar,
Burt Kimmelman, Basil King, Martha King,
Daniel Leary, Ruth Lepson, Robert Murphy,
Murat Nemet-Nejat, Peter Nicholls, Geoffrey O'Brien,
Michael Perkins, Tim Peterson, Simon Pettet,
Paul Pines, Gerald Schwartz, Leonard Schwartz,
George Spencer, Carole Stone, James Tolan,
Henry Weinfield, Mark Weiss, Daniel Wolff

April 13 & 14 in Philadelphia
Poetry Communities & Individual Talent,
with Maria Damon, Craig Dworkin,
Brian Reed, and Steven Yao

April 14 in Chicago
Poetry & Piano, with
Averill Curdy, Calvin Forbes, Adam Marks,
George McRae, Coya Paz & Roger Reeves

April 14 in NYC
Simon Morris, Charles Bernstein

April 14 in Ottawa
Dan Waber

April 14 in Oxnard, CA
Harry Northup & Holly Prado

April 14 in NYC
Dutch poets today, with
Pieter Boskma, Hèléne Geléns, Erik Jan Harmens,
Lucas Hirsch, John Schoorl & Joost Zwagerman

April 16 in Long Beach, CA
Ron Silliman
as part of
The One Day Poetry Festival

April 16 in Philadelphia
Edith Grossman & Rosalie Knecht

April 16 in NYC
Lanny Jordan Jackson

April 16 & 17 in Chicago
Sharon Cameron

April 16 & 17 in Washington, DC
Arts Advocacy Day

April 17 in Philadelphia
Marjorie Welish

April 17 in Cambridge, MA
Neal Stephenson

April 17 in Philadelphia
Philip Levine

April 18 @ Harvard
Sabastien Smirou, Cole Swensen, Andrew Zawacki
on French translation

April 18 in NYC
The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard

read by
Anselm Berrigan, Lee Ann Brown, Michael Brownstein,
Bill Corbett, Donna Dennis, Larry Fagin,
Ed Friedman, Michael Lally, Keith McDermott,
Thurston Moore, Charles North, Ron Padgett,
David Shapiro, Johnny Stanton, Tony Towle,
Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, Edmund White

April 18 in Philadelphia
Caroline Bergvall

April 18 in San Diego
Ron Silliman

April 18 in Philadelphia
Rosemary Cappello, Mel Brake, Greg Sirfir,
Elijah B Pringle III, Plum Dragoness

April 19 at Bryn Mawr
Kimiko Hahn

April 19 in NYC
Sébastien Smirou with Andrew Zawacki

April 20 in DC
p. inman, Gary Sullivan & Megan Ronan

April 20 in Seattle
Sierra Nelson & Zachary Schomburg

April 20 – 22 in Bronxville, NY
9th annual Sarah Lawrence Poetry Fest
Caroline Bergvall, Monica de la Torre, Craig Dworkin,
Farrah Field, Nikky Finney, Vievee Francis,
Suzanne Gardinier, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Ben Lerner,
Bernadette Mayer, Rachel McKibbens, Kevin Pilkington,
Mathias Svalina, John Whitworth, Joshua Marie Wilkinson,
Li Young Lee

April 20 – 23 in Salem, MA
Massachusetts Poetry Festival

April 21 in NYC
Jen Bervin, derek beaulieu

April 21 in Sacramento
Dominguez Abraham, Kelly DeWitt

April 21 in Chicago
Camille Martin, Mark Goldstein

April 21 in NYC
Gertrude Stein: Stanzas in Meditation
Logan Esdale, Susannah Hollister, Liesl Olson,
Emily Setina, Nancy Kuhl, Paolo Javier,
Rachel Levitsky, Joan Retallack, Christopher Schmidt,
Laura Sims & Stacy Szymaszek

April 22 in Seattle
Carol Levin

April 22 in Chicago
Pamela Lu

April 22 in Philadelphia
16th annual Poetry Ink:
100 poets reading

April 23 in the US & UK
World Book Night

April 23 in Lawrence, KS
Matvei Yankelevich

April 23 & 24 in Philadelphia
John Barth

April 25 in Philadelphia
Andrew Ervin & Michael Martone

April 25 in NYC
CK Williams
on Robert Frost

April 26 in NYC
Heather McHugh & Lucia Perillo

April 26 @ Villanova
William Kennedy

April 26 in Lawrence, KS
Charles Alexander, Melody Charles,
Jonathan Stalling

April 26 in Chicago
Stacey Waite

April 26 in NYC
Alan Gilbert & Paul Chan

April 26 & 27 in Chicago
Brenda Hillman

April 27 in Newtown, PA
Mark Doty & Paul Lisicky

April 27 in Seattle
Emily Kendal Frey & Arlene Kim

April 28 in Chicago
Les Murray

April 28 in NYC
Vanessa Place, Diana Hamilton

April 29 in LA
Jonathan Lethem
on Talking Heads’ Fear of Music

April 29 in Philadelphia
Louis McKee & Steve Delia



May in Beirut, Lebanon
Hay Festival Beirut

May 1 in NYC
Terese Svoboda
on Kay Boyle, Lola Ridge, Hart Crane,
Mina Loy & Marianne Moore

May 2 in NYC
Micah Ballard, Joanne Kyger

May 3 in NYC
Susan Stewart
on Wallace Stevens

May 3 & 4 in Chicago
Fred Moten

May 4 in Seattle
Corey Marks

May 4 in Chicago
Ron Silliman

May 5 in Philadelphia
Robert Ashley & ensemble

May 5 in NYC
Tao Lin & Matthew Timmons

May 5 in Manchester, UK
Menna Elfyn, Agnes Lehoczky

May 8 in NYC
Herbert Leibowitz
on William Carlos Williams

May 8 & 9 in Barcelona
Caroline Bergvall

May 10 in NYC
Marjorie Welish
on the Imagists

May 10 in Ottawa
CCMC with Phil Minton

May 11 in Berkeley
Lara Durback

May 12 in NYC
Ann Lauterbach
on the Objectivists

May 12 in Seattle
Melissa Dickey & Zach Savich

May 12 in NYC
Steve Zultanski, Danielle Aubert

May 13 in Philadelphia
Hoa Nguyen, JenMarie Davis
Ellie Goudie-Averill

May 14 in NYC
Kay Ryan

May 15 in Seattle
Michael & Matthew Dickman

May 15 in NYC
Cornelius Eady
on the Harlem Renaissance

May 16 in Philadelphia
Free Speech Film Fest

May 17 in NYC
Remembering John Cheever

May 17 in NYC
Vijay Seshadri
on WH Auden

May 18 20 in Tucson
Poetry Off the Page
Julie Carr & K.J. Holmes, Brent Cunningham, Johanna Drucker,
Christine Hume, Douglas Kearney, Ander Monson,
Julie Patton, Claudia Rankine & John Lucas, Cecilia Vicuña,
Dan Waber, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, The Black Took Collective
plus a screening featuring work by
Kate Greenstreet, Deborah Poe, Sawako Nakayasu,
Branding Downing, John Gallaher, Forrest Gander,
Eula Biss & John Bresland

May 19 in Oxnard, CA
Brendan Constantine & Nina Corwin

May 19 in NYC
Jena Osman & Mónica de la Torre

May 20 in Philadelphia
Jack Veasey, Marty Esworthy, Christine O’Leary Rockey

May 22 in NYC
Rosamond King
on Caribbean poets of the 20th century

May 24 in NYC
Elaine Equi & Jerome Sala

May 25 – 27 in London
Poetry & Revolution

May 27 in Seattle
Meredith Cole

May 31 in NYC
Martín Espada
on Puerto Rican poets



June 1 in Seattle
Dana Levin

June 2 in NYC
Lee Ann Brown
on the Black Mountain Poets

June 5 in NYC
Saskia Hamilton
on the Boston Brahmins

June 6 – 10 in Paris
&Now 2012

June 8 in NYC
Carol Muske-Dukes
on the Beats

June 8 12 in Homer, AK
Kechemak Bay Writers Conference

June 10 in Philadelphia
Andrew Hughes, Jonny Lohr,
Catherine Averill

June 12 – 17 in Rotterdam
43rd Poetry International Festival
Ron Silliman, Tomaž Šalamun, K. Satchidanandan,
Chus Pato, Ulrike Draesner, Marije Langelaar,
B. Zwaal, Jan Lauwereyns et alia

June 16 in Oxnard, CA
Tim Tipton & Terry Van Vliet

June 17 on the Brooklyn Bridge
Galway Kinnell
leads the $250 Bridgewalk

June 17 – 30 in Montreal
Summer Literary Seminar

June 24 in Philadelphia
JC Todd & Hayden Saunier

June 30 – July 1 in Oxford, UK
Poetry & Psychoanalysis


July & Beyond

July 4 in Paris
Sotheby’s first comics auction

July 22 – 27 in Napa
The Napa Writers Conference
with Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman,
Eavan Boland & Arthur Sze

September 7-9 in Kent, UK
European Network
for Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies

September 21 & 22 in London
Djuna Barnes Conference

September 23 in Philadelphia
Ditta Baron Hoeber & Kirsten Kaschock

September 29 everywhere
100K poets for change

October 18 – 21 in Las Vegas
Modernism & Spectacle

October 28 in Philadelphia
David Kozinski & Michele Belluomini

October or November in the Maldives
Hay Festival Maldives

November 3 in San Diego
Joseph Harrington

January 5 – 12, 2013 in Mérida, Yucatán
US Poets in Mexico
Ron Silliman,
Anselm Berrigan
, Nicole Cooley,
Lynn Emanuel, Tom Sleigh, Mario Bojórquez,
Rubén Márquez
, Ámbar Past, Álvaro Solís



Now – April 21 in Chicago
Guerrilla Girls

Now April 22 in Philadelphia
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years

Now – April 27 in Philadelphia
Chai-na/China Signs

Now – April 29 in Rome

Now – May 6 in Vienna
Tribute to John Cage

Now May 13 in NYC
John Chamberlain

Now – May 14 in NYC

Now – May 27 in Newport Beach, CA
Richard Diebenkorn

Now – May 27 in NYC
Whitney Biennal
Kai Althoff, Thom Andersen, Charles Atlas,
Lutz Bacher, Forrest Bess (by Robert Gober), Michael Clark,
Cameron Crawford, Moyra Davey, Liz Deschenes,
Nathaniel Dorsky, Nicole Eisenman, Kevin Jerome Everson,
Vincent Fecteau, Andrea Fraser, LaToya Ruby Frazier,
Vincent Gallo , K8 Hardy, Richard Hawkins,
Werner Herzog, Jerome Hiler, Matt Hoyt,
Dawn Kasper, Mike Kelley, John Kelsey,
John Knight, Jutta Koether, George Kuchar,
Laida Lertxundi, Kate Levant, Sam Lewitt,
Joanna Malinowska, Andrew Masullo, Nick Mauss,
Richard Maxwell, Sarah Michelson,
Alicia Hall Moran & Jason Moran,
Laura Poitras, Matt Porterfield, Luther Price,
Lucy Raven, The Red Krayola, Kelly Reichardt,
Elaine Reichek, Michael Robinson, Georgia Sagri,
Michael E. Smith, Tom Thayer, Wu Tsang,
Oscar Tuazon, Gisèle Vienne, Dennis Cooper,
Stephen O’Malley & Peter Rehberg, Frederick Wiseman


Poets & Writers
offers a superb listing of readings
sortable by city, state & genre

Twin Cities Literary Calendar

SF Bay Area Readings
are listed by

Silicon Valley reads

Chicago has a Poetry Calendar

Nathalie Anderson’s Lit-Philly
email list covers Philadelphia
as does
The Philly Lit Calendar

The DC Poetry Calendar is here

There is a calendar for Australian Poetry

Modern Poetry
catalogs events around London

The Bowery Poetry Club
hosts 20 to 30 events each week

If we are capturing
even 0.1%
of all that is going on
of interest to poets,
we would be shocked,


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