Monday, May 23, 2011


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May 23 May 27
BEA & NY Book Week

May 24 in Washington, DC
Jennifer Natalya Fink & Mark Wallace

May 24 in Norwich, UK
Jo Shapcott

May 24 in Canterbury, UK
Words & Music roundtable:
Sam Bailey, Patricia Debney, Simon Smith,
Roderick Watkins, Carol Watts

May 24 in Canterbury, UK
Biotherm (Poetics):
Simon Smith & David Herd
with Jack Hues & The-Quartet

May 24 in NYC
Ugly Duckling Art Auction & party

May 24 in Toronto
Jake Kennedy, Alessandro Porco, Aisha Sasha John,
Richard Krueger, Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts, Phil Hall,
Erin Moure, Niels Frank, Roger Greenwald,
Stephen Cain & Clelia Scala

May 24 in Highland Park, NJ
Maria Mazziaotti Gillian

May 24 in Cambridge, UK
Carrie Etter

May 25 in NYC
Angela Ashman, Dylan Landis,
Eric Lindley, & Shelly Oria

May 25 in Chicago
Joshua Clover, Koku Gonza, FathomDJ

May 25 in NYC
Literary Death Match

May 25 in NYC
Brian Clements, Elisabeth Frost,
Kate Greenstreet, Janet Kaplan

May 25 in Chicago
Coleman Barks & Phil Cousineau

May 25 in NYC
Andrew Joron & Adeena Karasick

May 25 in Seattle
Julie Carr & Lightsey Darst

May 25 June 18 in Brooklyn
Susan Bee

May 25 in Chicago
Tony Fitzpatrick & Marc Smith

May 25 in Canterbury, UK
Peter Gizzi & Richard Price

May 26 in Exeter, UK
Norman Jope

May 26 in Philadelphia
Dorothea Lasky

May 26 in Venice, CA
Charles Plymell, Roxie Powell & Robert Branaman

May 26 in Philadelphia
Theater critics vs. theater people

May 26 in Philadelphia
Literary Death Match

May 26 in Canterbury, UK
ArchAngels Octet

debuting works by
Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Terry Riley,
Roderick Watkins, Patricia Debney, Nancy Gaffeld,
Peter Gizzi, David Herd, Richard Price & Simon Smith

May 27 in SF
Joan Retallack gives the first
Leslie Scalapino Lecture in 21st Century Poetics

May 27 in Brooklyn
Cara Benson, Sarah Dowling, Viraj Kamdar, and Mark Horosky

May 27 – 28 in Paris
Cognitive Joyce: the Neuronal Text

May 28 in Chicago
Serena Chopra, Michael Flatt, Oren Silverman,
Nancy Stohlman & Derrick Mund

May 28 in NYC
Robert Glück & Stacy Szymaszek

May 28 in Paris
On the Road

May 28 in Venice, CA
Amy Schroeder, Elena Karina Byrne

May 28 in Berkeley
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts

May 29 in Orlando
Literary Death Match

May 29 in Venice, CA
Jose Rivera & East LA Rep

May 29 in Venice, CA
Lisa Gill & Friends

May 31 June 5 in Venice, Italy
Flags for Venice



June 1 in NYC
Drew Gardner & Mark Yakich

June 2 in DC
Terence Winch

June 2 in Baltimore
Literary Death Match

June 2 in Venice, CA
In Bloom
(first Bloomsday event of 2011)

June 3 in Bury, Lancashire
Sound & Dark 2, with
Geraldine Monk, Adeena Karasick,
bill bissett, Iris Garrelf

June 3 in Sussex, UK
Black Mountain College into the 21st Century

June 3 in Venice, CA
Celebrating artists who were hobos
Harry Partch & U Utah Phillips

June 3 5 in NYC
Howl! Festival

June 3 5 in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Writers Conference

June 4 in Venice, CA
Shonda Buchanan
& New Native Blood Poets

June 4 in Venice, CA
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts

June 4 13 in Philadelphia
AACM: Great Black Music

June 4 June 12 in Philadelphia
American Sublime
Morton Feldman Festival

June 4 November 27 in Venice, Italy
Venice Biennale

June 5 in Montserrat, MO
The Montserrat Poetry Festival

E. John Knapp, Alex Wales, Faith Bemiss,
Neal Torrey, Carol Gorski Buckels, Gustavo Adolfo Aybar,
Brent Martin, Tony Shaffer, Diana Chang,
David Clewell, Larry Allen, Eva Ridenour,
James Coffman, Bernard Hartge, Clarence Wolfshohl,
Connie Kay Koch, Christina Pacosz, Tantra-ziwadi,
Robert Milton Ingram, Evelyn Aholt, & Daniel Mollenkamp

June 5 in Sherman Oaks & LA
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts

June 5 in the Twin Cities
Literary Death Match

June 5 10 in Milwaukee
The Boundaries between Visual Art & Text
Elizabeth Robinson & Edward Smallfield

June 6 in NYC
Christopher Salerno & Matthew Yeager

June 6 in Hollywood
Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts

June 7 in London
DS Marriott & Robert Shepherd

June 7 in Leeds, UK
Alan Halsey, Karen Mac Cormack,
Steve McCaffery, Geraldine Monk

June 8 in Dallas
Christopher Soden, Jean Lamberty,
Sanderia Smith

June 8 in Manchester, UK
Steve McCaffery, Karen Mac Cormack

June 8 – 11 in West Chester, PA
The West Chester Poetry Conference
Robert Pinsky, Kim Addonizio, Rafael Campo,
Dick Davis, Rhina P. Espaillat, Dana Gioia
Allison Joseph, David Mason, Micheal O'Siadhail,
Molly Peacock, AE Stallings, Timothy Steele,
& Terri Witek – 90th birthday celebration
Richard Wilbur

June 9 in Toronto
Literary Death Match

June 9 in NYC
Walk with Jon Cotner

June 9 in SF
Suzanne Stein
on Marie Laurencin’s
Apollinaire and his Friends

June 9 – 11 in Paris
Legacies of Modernism:
The State of British Poetry Today

June 10 in NYC
Charles Bernstein, Kate Colby, Stephanie Gray,
Jill Magi, Christopher Stackhouse et al

June 10 in Venice, CA
William O’Daly

June 11 in Pittsburgh
Don Wentworth, Renée Alberts, Nikki Allen,
Kris Colllins, Jerome Crooks, Angele Ellis

June 11 in NYC
Debrah Morkum, Marion Bell &
Carlos Soto Roman

June 11 in Kyoto
Japan International Poetry Society

June 11 in Venice, CA
Susan Browne, Christine Jordan, Alex M. Frankel

June 11 in Chicago
Daniel Borzutzky, Krista Franklin, Judith Goldman,
Carla Harryman & Konrad Steiner

June 11 -17 in Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Summer Writers Conference

June 12 16 in San Marino & Pasadena
Joyce in Science & Art

June 13 in NYC
Memorial Reading for Paul Violi

June 13 in Cork, Ireland
Jennifer Militello

June 14 in London
Tom Loewenstein

June 14 in Paris
Pierre Joris, Sylvia Mae Gorelick, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte

June 14 in SF
Fanny Howe

June 15 in NYC
Memorial Reading for Akilah Oliver

June 16 – 19 in Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua Writers Festival

June 19 in NYC
Susan Bernofsky, Jeannine Marie Pitas, Laura Soloman

June 19 – July 10 in Boulder, CO
The Naropa Summer Writing Program

June 21 in London
Iain Sinclair, John Wilkinson,
Emily Critchley, Rob Stanton

June 22 in Philadelphia
Neela Vaswani

June 23 in London
Carol Watts & Marianne Morris

June 23 – 26 in York, UK
Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive

June 24 in Venice, CA
Detroit Rock Poetry

June 25 in Racine, WI
Dawn Lundy Martin & Hoa Nguyen

June 25 in NYC
Joanna Fuhrman, Christopher Funkhouser, Brenda Iijima,
erica kaufman, Jane Rice, & Christina Strong

June 25 October 31 @ Dia Beacon & Bard
Blinky Palermo

June 26 in Philadelphia
Paul Siegell & Ocean Vuong

June 28 in Paris
Rufo Quintavalle, Colin Herd & Suzanne Allen



July 4 29 in Paris
Ali Kazma:

How to Film a Poet

July 9 in Chicago
Stella Radulescu, Gene Tanta & Ramona Tanta

July 10 in Venice, CA
Wanda Coleman, Pam Ward, Douglas Kearney
& Chris Webb

July 12 – 22 in Paris
T.S. Eliot and France

July 15 in Venice, CA
Uri Hertz, John Solt, Morgan Gibson

July 16 in Philadelphia
Poets in the Park
as Thaddeus Rutkowski, Leonard Gontarek,
Chad Parenteau, Timothy Gager
join Diane Sahms Guarnieri & G Emil Reutter

July 16 in Chicago
Jai Arun Ravine & Jillian Soto

July 17 in Venice, CA
Church of Ocean Park Awards
with David St. John & S.A. Griffin

July 22 in Venice, CA
Sarah Maclay, Kate Buckley, Victoria Chang

July 23 in Venice, CA
Carol Lem & Doren Robbins

July 24 – 26 in Vienna
100 Myles: The International
Flann O’Brien Centenary Conference

July 30 in Venice, CA
Chella Courington, Menhaz Turner, Cati Porter

July 31 in Philadelphia
Nathan Graziano & David Blaine



August 3 – 7 in Seattle
Haiku North America

August 6 in Venice, CA
Corrie Greathouse & Jessica Helen Lopez

August 12 in Venice, CA
Larry Hankin

August 12 – 18 in McCarthy, Alaska
Wrangell Mountain Poetry Workshop

with Elizabeth Bradfield & Jeremy Pataky

August 20 in Philadelphia
Poets on the Porch
Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Amy King,
Ana Bozicevic, Elizabeth Pallitto 
join Diane Sahms Guarnieri & G Emil Reutter

August 26 28 in Queensland, Australia
Queensland Poetry Festival

August 27 September 4 @ Burnt Norton
Explore the Cotswolds with Paul Muldoon



September 10 11 in Edinburgh
Poetry, Politics & Form

September 15 in San Rafael, CA
Tony & Willis Barstone

September 22 – 25 in Provincetown, MA
Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

September 24 in many cities
100,000 Poets for change

September 25 in Philadelphia
Rodger Lowenthal & Catherine Staples

September 29 in Dallas
Joaquin Zuihuatenejo & Natasha Carrazosa


October & Onward

October 6 9 in Buffalo
MSA 13:
Structures of Innovation

October 13 – 15 in San Diego
&NOW 5 conference

October 20 22 in NYC
Poets’ Forum

October 30 in Philadelphia
Jim Mancinelli & Michael Steffan

November 2 in NYC
Ron Silliman & Doug Lang

November 19 in San Rafael, CA
Dana Gioia



January 2 – 8 2012 in Puebla, Mexico
US Poets in Mexico

February 4 – 12 2012 in Florence, Italy
TS Eliot & the Heritage of
Rome & Italy in Modernism

January 5 – 8 2012 in Key West, FL
30th annual Key West Literary Seminar
with Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem,
John Banville, Douglas Coupland,
Michael Cunningham, William Gibson,
Jennifer Egan, Joyce Carol Oates,
Janna Levin, Gary Shteyngart,
Dexter Palmer, George Saunders
& more

September 7-9 2012
European Network
for Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies

November 16 in New York
National Book Awards Dinner



Now – May 25 in Venice, Italy

Now July 17 in New Paltz, NY
Tim Davis

Now August 8 in LA
MOCA’s Street Art show

Now – September 6 in SF
The Steins Collect

Now September 6 in SF
Seeing Gertrude Stein: 5 Stories



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

Twin Cities Literary Calendar

San Francisco Bay Area Readings
are listed by

Chicago has a Poetry Calendar

Nathalie Anderson’s Lit-Philly
email list covers Philadelphia

The DC Poetry Calendar is here

There is a calendar for Australian Poetry

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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