Thursday, August 18, 2011


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August 18 in NYC
Cedar Sigo, Dara Weir & Rosanna Warren

August 18 in SF
Brent Cunningham

August 19 in Arcata, CA, DC,
Ashland, OR & Philadelphia
Magic Trip opens

August 20 in NYC
My Lorca:
Forrest Gander, Aracelis Girmay, Pablo Medina

August 20 in Chicago
Christ Golmski, Laura Goldstein

August 20 in Ogden, UT
Magic Trip

August 20 in Brooklyn
Fort Greene Literary Festival

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 20 in Pacific Palisades, CA
Suzanne Lummis, John Harris, Bill Mohr

August 20 & 21 in Philadelphia
Miss Rockaway Armada flotilla

August 21 in Berkeley
Benefit for S Clay Wilson
with AD Winans, Luis Garcia, Richard Krech
& Clive Matson

August 23 in Paris
Sarah Riggs, Claire Trévian, Dylan Harris

August 25 in Bloomington, IN & Hudson NY
Magic Trip opens

August 25 in SF
Yedda Morrison

August 26 in Chicago
Geof Huth & Steve Roggenbuck

August 26 in Santa Fe, Seattle
& University City, MO
Magic Trip opens

August 26 28 in Queensland, Australia
Queensland Poetry Festival

August 27 in Berkeley
SPD Sidewalk Sale

August 27 September 4 @ Burnt Norton
Explore the Cotswolds with Paul Muldoon,
Nigel Smith
et al

August 30 in Grasmere, Cumbria, UK
Michael Longley & Jane Routh

August 30 in Boulder, CO
Magic Trip opens

August 31 in Berkeley
Bill Berkson
reading & talking
about Frank O’Hara & Edwin Denby



September 1 in Seattle
Silence & Communication:
Joe Milutis, Matthew Simmons, M Thompson,
Lisa Wells, Crystal Curry, Nico Vassilakis,
Cristin Miller, Paul Nelson, Alex Bleecker,
Jarret Middleton, Jeremy Springsteed, Laura Wachs,
Robert Mittenthal, Greg Bem, Jason Conger,
Willie Fitzgerald, Graham Isaac, Summer Robinson,
Jesse Minkert, Ian Ettinger, Gregory Laynor,
& Melanie Noel

each explore John Cage’s concepts
in two minutes or less

September 1 October 15 in Philadelphia
Alphabet of Art

September 2 in Atlanta, Cambridge, MA,
Minneapolis, Ashville, NC
& Newburyport, MA
Magic Trip Opens

September 2 – 17 in Philadelphia
Fringe Fest

September 3 in Chicago
Sophie Robinson, Sandra Simonds

September 4 in Albuquerque
Magic Trip opens

September 6 January 22 2012 in Austin, TX
The Greenwich Village Bookshop Door

September 7 in Ridley Park, PA
Camille Norvaisas

September 8 in Columbus, OH
Magic Trip opens

September 8 in Bryn Mawr
Marylou Kelly Steznewski, Linda A. Cronin & Stu O'Connor

September 9 in Sacramento, Denver,
Gainesville & Tempe, AZ
Magic Trip opens

September 10 in Huntsville, Alabama
Limestone Dust Poetry Festival

September 10 11 in Edinburgh
Poetry, Politics & Form

September 12 in NYC
Michael Gottlieb’s The Dust

September 12 in NYC
Akilah Oliver memorial reading, with
Rachel Levitsky, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Lauren Nicole Nixon,
Eric Freer, Kailey Foley & Karl Leone

September 13 in Grasmere, Cumbria, UK
Christopher Reid & Elizabeth Burns

(apparently rescheduled from May)

September 13 in NYC
Feminism & Poetry:
Božičević, Caroline Crumpacker, Diane DiPrima, Melanie La Rosa

September 14 & 15 in Philadelphia
Susan M Schultz

September 15 in San Rafael, CA
Tony & Willis Barnstone

September 15 in NYC
Anne Waldman, Elaine Equi

September 15 in NYC
Deborah Landau, Srikanth Reddy & Atsuro Riley

September 15 18 in Nairobi
Hay Festival Nairobi

September 16 in San Diego
Magic Trip opens

September 17 in Kingston, NY
Stan Apps, Lynn Behrendt, Joe Elliott

September 18 in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Book Festival

September 18 23 in Fairfax, VA
Fall for the Book

September 21 24 in Brooklyn
Kronos Quartet’s The Awakening

September 21 in London
Sean Bonney

September 21 in NYC
Anne Waldman
with Ha-Yang Kim & Ambrose Bye

September 21 25 in Cape Town, RSA
Open Book Festival

September 22 in Philadelphia
Stephen Greenblatt

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

September 22 25 in Segovia, Spain
Hay Festival Segovia

September 23 in Ithaca, NY
Magic Trip opens

September 23 in St Catharines, Ontario
Camille Martin, Shannon Maguire, Angela Szczepaniak,
Aisha Sasha John, & Zorras Multimedia Group

September 24 in many cities
100,000 Poets for change

September 25 in Philadelphia
Rodger Lowenthal & Catherine Staples

September 25 in Seattle
Jeannine Hall Gailey

September 26 in Toronto
Camille Martin, Jim Johnstone

September 26 in Minneapolis
Craig Thompson

September 26 in NYC
Seamus Heaney

September 27 in Philadelphia
Charles Alexander

September 27, in Grasmere, Cumbria, UK
Paul Muldoon

September 27 in Philadelphia
Ernest Hilbert, Daniel Nester, David Yezzi

September 28 in Princeton
Anthony Carelli & Danai Gurira

September 29 in Dallas
Joaquin Zuihuatenejo & Natasha Carrazosa

September 30 in Newtown, PA
Iain Haley Pollock

September 30 October 1 in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Small Press Festival

September 30 October 2 in NYC
NY Art Book Fair



October 2 in Portland, OR
Jeannine Hall Gailey, Molly Tenenbaum,
Martha Silano et al

October 3 in NYC
Anne Enright & Michael Ondaatje

October 5 in Ridley Park, PA
Mike Cohen

October 5 in Oneonta, NY
Anne Waldman

October 6 in Brooklyn
Robert Wilson

October 6 in Philadelphia
William Kennedy & Paul Hendrickson

October 6 9 in Buffalo
MSA 13:
Structures of Innovation

October 6 9 in Xalapa, Vera Cruz
Hay Festival Xalapa

October 11 in Philadelphia
Russell Banks

October 12 in Syracuse, NY
Iain Haley Pollock

October 12 in Philadelphia
Jerome Rothenberg & Amish Trivedi
& (
later the same day)
Rusty Morrison & Elizabeth Robinson

October 12 in NYC
Anne Waldman & Charles North

October 13 in Bryn Mawr
WD Ehrhart & Louis McKee

October 13 – 15 in San Diego
&NOW 5 conference

October 15 in Minneapolis
Twin Cities Book Festival

October 19 in NYC
Brent Hayes Edwards, Anne Waldman, Jayne Cortez,
Paul Auster, Thomas Glave, Heller Levinson, & Clayton Eshleman

October 19 in Princeton
Rita Dove & James Salter

October 19 22 in Vancouver
Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference

October 20 in Philadelphia
9 Dylanologists close-read
Bob Dylan

October 20 in Middletown, CT
Clayton Eshleman

October 20 22 in NYC
Poets’ Forum

October 21 in Philadelphia
A celebration of
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Bob Perelman, Ron Silliman, Libbie Rifkin,
Eric Keeneghan, Jena Osman, Brian Teare,
Pattie McCarthy, Kevin Varrone, Emily Abendroth,
Holly Bittner, C.A. Conrad, Tom Devaney,
Sarah Dowling, Ryan Eckes, Lucia Gbaya-Kanga,
Chris McCreary, Michelle Taransky, & Heather Thomas

October 25 in Tucson
Noah Saterstrom & Anne Waldman
exhibit opens

October 26 at Bryn Mawr
The Quietist Short Story

October 26 in Milwaukee
Magic Trip opens

October 29 in NYC
Rae Armantrout, Camille Martin

October 30 in Philadelphia
Jim Mancinelli & Michael Steffan

October 31 in NYC
Eiléan Chuilleanáin, Leontia Flynn, Rita Ann Higgins
& Caitriona O'Reilly



November 2 in NYC
Ron Silliman & Doug Lang

November 2 in Ridley Park, PA
Nathalie Anderson

November 2 @ Bryn Mawr
Natasha Trethewey

November 3 in Berkeley
Clayton Eshleman

November 3 in Moraga, CA
Clayton Eshleman

November 4 in Athens, GA
Anne Waldman

November 4 in NYC
Iain Haley Pollock, Vida Cross

November 4 6 in Aldeburgh, UK
Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

November 6 in Pasadena
Natasha Trethewey, TC Boyle, & Ron Carlson

November 7 in San Francisco
Clayton Eshleman

November 7 in Athens, GA
Anne Waldman, talk:
the poet as activist

November 8 in Berkeley
Clayton Eshleman

November 9 in San Luis Obispo
Clayton Eshleman

November 10 in Bryn Mawr
Rosemary Cappello & Rosalind Kaplan

November 10 in Philadelphia
Umberto Eco

November 10 in Santa Barbara
Clayton Eshleman

November 10 13 in NYC
The Modern & Contemporary
Latin American Arts Show

November 13 in Venice, CA
Clayton Eshleman

November 14 in Los Angeles
Clayton Eshleman

November 15 in NYC
Anne Waldman, Brenda Coultas, Anna Moschovakis

November 16 in NYC
National Book Awards Dinner

November 16 in La Jolla
Clayton Eshleman

November 17 in Philadelphia
Joyelle McSweeney
The Gurlesque

November 19 in San Rafael, CA
Dana Gioia

November 2011 in the Maldives
Hay Festival Maldives

 November 18 20 in Kerala, India
Hay Festival Kerala

November 30 in SF
Anne Waldman

November 30 in Princeton
Rae Armantrout & John Irving



December 1 in Berkeley
Anne Waldman

December 3 in SF
Anne Waldman with Ambrose Bye

December 7 10 in Brooklyn
Merce Cunningham Legacy Tour

December 7 21 in Nairobi
Summer Literary Seminar

December 8 in Bryn Mawr
Dave Steel, Frank D. Walsh



January April 2012 in Philadelphia
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years

January 1 – 8 2012 in Puebla, Mexico
US Poets in Mexico

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

January 18 in London
Peter Jaeger:
John Cage’s Zen Poetics

January 26 29 in Cartagena, Columbia
Hay Festival Columbia

February 8 in Princeton
James Richardson & Jonathan Franzen

February 8 & 9 in Indianapolis, IN
Anne Waldman

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

March 22 at Bryn Mawr
Tom Sleigh

March 28 in Princeton
James Tate & Jane Smiley

April 19 at Bryn Mawr
Kimiko Hahn

May 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon
Hay Festival Beirut

June 17 – 30 2012 in Montreal
Summer Literary Seminar

September 7-9 2012 in Kent, UK
European Network
for Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies



Now August 25 in SF
Smut Capital of America

Now in Westminster, London, UK
Al-Mutanabbi Street

Now August 31 in NYC
Jimmy De Sana

Now – September 6 in SF
The Steins Collect

Now September 6 in SF
Seeing Gertrude Stein: 5 Stories

Now September 7 in NYC
Ray’s a Laugh:
responding to the work of Ray Johnson,
Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Leo Fitzpatrick,
Ray Johnson, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman,
Adam McEwen, Josh Smith & Dash Snow

Now September 11 in SF
Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance

Now September 18 in NYC
Kevin Jerome Everson

Now September 25 in London
Twombly & Poussin

Now November 22 in Richmond, VA
Tristin Lowe’s Mocha Dick

Now November 27 in Venice, Italy
Venice Biennale



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
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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