Events

Upcoming Events
Past Events

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

7 pm
at
Poetry Express
Himalayan Flavors
1585 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA

I’m very pleased to feature at this long-running and weekly Berkeley series, hosted by Jim Barnard, Jan Dederick, Bruce Bagnell, and Jennette DesBoine.

There is an open mic before and after the feature.

Go to the room at the back of the restaurant (or ask one of the servers).

Recommended to get there early to try some of their delicious Tibet-inspired food. Seriously.

Free of charge, though a hat is passed for the feature

~~~

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I will be co-hosting Babar in Exile #7 along with, of course, the unshakable Paul Corman-Roberts.

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring:

Jennifer Joseph
and “Honorary Babarian”
William Taylor, Jr.

and you, in a fab – and this time extended open mic

Babar in Exile is a quarterly reading put together by Paul Corman-Roberts and myself, which is meant to be a commemoration and revival of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the 1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge.  Each reading features a couple former participants of those series, and one “honorary Babarian”, along with an open mic.

So come on down to check out a slice of San Francisco poetry history, now and in the making, and make your way home with a bindle full of inspiration and a thimbleful more hope for the species.

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, February 17, 2017

7 pm
at
Studio Morey
5500 M.L.K. Jr Way
Oakland, CA

With readings by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Natasha Dennerstein, Nancy Patrice Davenport, Joel Landmine, and Richard Loranger

With music by Troy Bradley

Hosted by G. Macias Gusman

A likely wild open mic will follow.

No one is kidding here. We are not fooling around.

Free of charge

~~~

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Past Events

(for a list of readings prior to 2015, click here)

 

The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker

great weather for MEDIA anthology release and West Coast reading tour

Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland

November 10 – 19, 2016

Readings listed below

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Portland release party for The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker from great weather for MEDIA.

7:00 – 8:30 pm
at
Another Read Through
3932 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR

The Lineup:  Richard Loranger (Oakland), Mary Mackey (Albany, CA), Natasha Kochicheril Moni (Seattle), Dawn Z. Montefusco (Portland), Dan Raphael (Portland), and John Sibley Williams (Portland)

Hosted by great weather for MEDIA editor Jane Ormerod (NY/London).

Free of charge

 

~~~

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Seattle release party for The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker from great weather for MEDIA.

6:00 – 8:30 pm
at
Den at Chop Suey
1325 E. Madison
Seattle, WA

The Lineup:  Richard Loranger (Oakland), m.nicole.r.wildhood (Seattle), Natasha Kochicheril Moni (Seattle), Nikkita Oliver (Seattle), Jane Ormerod (NY/London), and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (Seattle)

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Los Angeles release party #2 for The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker from great weather for MEDIA.

4:00 pm
at
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA

The Lineup:  Chanel Brenner (LA), Alejandro Escudé (LA), Alexis Rhone Fancher (LA), Richard Loranger (Oakland), John J. Trause (NY), AJ Urquidi (LA), plus great weather for MEDIA editors David Lawton (NY) and Jane Ormerod (NY/London)

Free of charge

~~~

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Los Angeles release party #1 for The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker from great weather for MEDIA.

7:00 – 8:30 pm
at
Chevalier Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

The Lineup:  Marcia Arrieta (LA), Sara Fetherolf (LA), Christian Georgescu (LA), Richard Loranger (Oakland), Brenda Yates (LA), great weather for MEDIA editors David Lawton (NY) and Jane Ormerod (NY/London), plus music from special guest Carrie Wade (LA)

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, November 11, 2016

San Francisco release party for The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker from great weather for MEDIA.

7:00 – 9:00 pm
at
The Beat Museum
540 Broadway
San Francisco,CA

Featuring writers from across the US, including Richard Loranger (Oakland), Mary Mackey (Albany, CA), Deborah Steinberg (SF), SB Stokes (Oakland), Maw Shein Win (poet laureate of El Cerrito, CA), and David Lawton (NY).

Hosted by great weather editor Jane Ormerod (NY/London).

There will be a brief open mic to start the evening.

Free of charge

~~~

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Oakland release party for The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker from great weather for MEDIA.

7:00 – 9:00 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring writers from across the US, including SB Stokes (Oakland), Kit Kennedy (SF), Jan Steckel (Oakland), David Lawton (NY), Cassandra Dallet (Oakland), and Jane Ormerod (NY).

Hosted by Richard Loranger (a.k.a, moi)

There will be a brief open mic to start the evening.

Free of charge

 ~~~

Thus Ends

the great weather for MEDIA anthology release and West Coast reading tour

2016

See you next year!

~~~

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

This might be the wildest event that I perform at all year. I’m pretty much sure of that.

Dada Haus: A DeElection Night Soiree

8 pm – midnight
at
an undisclosed location
within the city limits of
San Francisco, CA

This occurs on Day Eight of the Dada World’s Fair. It also occurs on Election Night. Here’s the LD (from the festival website):

A fully enclosed environment that immerses the participant’s senses and short-circuits consensus reality. Dada House exists both inside and outside the maddening spectre of American electoral politics. Three stories of art, sound, and performance are sure to madden and delight the thronging crowds. Featuring performances by Hazy Loper, Kingdom of Not, Peter Whitehead, MOM, Ted Nugget and the Shamboy Pukes, Jenny B Shady Lady, and more tba. Art and non-art works by the Secret Alley, Jesse Roadkill, Chris Love, Mason Jairo Olaya-Smith, Davenzane Hayes, Zach Von Joo, and many to come.

I’ll be doing a provocative roving performance with Victor Smith. We’re currently listed as “tba”, which will never be the same after this.

And here’s how to come see this cute little performance uprising:

Location is undisclosed; within San Francisco city limits and accessible by public transit. Unfortunately, not all areas within Dada House are wheelchair accessible.

Location to be revealed via phone number on invitation. Invitations to be released on 10/18 and are available only at the front counter of City Lights Bookstore.

Admission: $15-50 sliding scale. All proceeds to be redistributed amongst the artists.

And more generally:

So basically this festival looks amazing, with 23 events over 13 days in and around the city of San Francisco (and what better place for nonsense in this day and age). You can find all of the events listed here – scroll down to see what’s happening on each day.

I’m performing on Day One (above) and Day Eight, at “Dada Haus: A DeElection Night Soiree” (this listing).

~~~

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I am honored to be reading a brand new Dada manifesto for the Opening Night Benediction of the First Annual Dada World’s Fair, along with an astounding crew of naked minds.

7 pm
at
City Lights Bookstore
20 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA

13 Dada Manifestos 

With a benediction by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, and appearances by Balitronica, Andrei Codrescu, Roger Conover offering an Arthur Cravan tribute, Gillian Connoly with Dominic Stansberry, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Daphne Gottlieb, Chinaka Hodge, Andrew Joron, Kevin Killian,  Richard Loranger, John O’Keefe & Leonard Pitt in a duet, and a special guest appearance by the Phantom Mariachi. The opening salvos in a 13 day attack on consensus reality.

Wtf.

So basically this festival looks amazing, with 23 events over 13 days in and around the city of San Francisco (and what better place for nonsense in this day and age). You can find all of the events listed here – scroll down to see what’s happening on each day.

I’m performing on Day One (above) and Day Eight, at “Dada Haus: A DeElection Night Soiree” (see below).

Good luck!

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, October 21, 2016

I will be co-hosting Babar in Exile #6 along with, of course, the indelible Paul Corman-Roberts.

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring:

Jan Steckel, Max Wolf Valerio, and “honorary Babarian” Juba Kalamka

and you, in a fab open mic

Babar in Exile is a quarterly reading put together by Paul Corman-Roberts and myself, which is meant to be a commemoration and revival of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the 1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge.  Each reading features a couple former participants of those series, and one “honorary Babarian”, along with an open mic.

So come on down to check out a slice of San Francisco poetry history, now and in the making, and make your way home with a bindle full of inspiration and a thimbleful more hope for the species.

Free of charge

~~~

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I’ll be reading for the very first time at Lit Crawl in SF, with InsideStorytime. Thank you so much, James Warner, for inviting me. You are a gentleman of the highest order.

6 – 7 pm
at
Muddy Waters Café
521 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA

I will be honored to read with Jenny Bitner,  Dietrich Kalteis, Carmen Lau, and Maria Nieto.

Moderated by the one and only Ransom Stephens.

I am, needless to say, excited.

And it is, needless to say, free of charge.

~~~

Friday, October 7, 2016

Doing a NEW PERFORMANCE PIECE for First Friday in uptown Oakland.

7 pm-ish
at
Flight Deck Gallery
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA

That’s right, I’ve put together a new performance piece entitled “Life by the Teeth”, which includes an exploration of monsters, human machines, teeth, and Late Capitalism, followed by actual auguries for audience members for a mere five cents each. How worth it is that?

Also performing are Tongo Eisen-Martin and awesome punk sister duo The Open Minds.

All this in the Flight Deck’s lobby gallery, featuring paintings by Harriet Poznansky and photography by Rohan DeCosta. Thanks you two for inviting me and inspiring this new piece!

Free of charge – it’s First Friday. BYOFlask.

~~~

Saturday, October 1, 2016

OMG I will be leading a WORKSHOP at OnTwoSix on Cassandra Dallett‘s birthday. This is serious. Seriously serious.

7 pm
at
OnTwoSix
2465 26th Ave
Oakland, CA

This monthly workshop series has been one of the dynamos charging the lit community, and I am honored to add a bit of electric to the mix. No hints as to what I’ll do, but don’t be surprised if you end up speaking in several voices at once.

Free of charge, but bring booze and cake and various celebrationals for the party afterward.

~~~

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Featuring for the first time ever at Saturday Night Special, the most fabulicious open mic in the East Bay PERIOD.

7 pm
at
Nick’s Lounge
3218 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA

Sporting two features of about ten minutes each, this open is usually a rollicking good time, with about 20 folks going a strict three minutes each. And we (crack!) mean (crack!) strict (crack!).

I’ll let you know who the other feature is once I know, along with the suggested (but not thank god strictly enforced) theme, which is announced the month before.

Followed by an outrageous round of karaoke (which I’m usually too frightened to stay for).

Hosted by the indescribably strict Hollie Hardy.

Free of charge

~~~

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I’m featuring at the series Poetry in Davis in beautiful downtown Davis, CA.

7 pm
at
John Natsoulas Gallery
521 1st St
Davis, CA

The co-feature this evening is Vincent Kobelt. Can’t wait to read with him!

This series does have a popular open mic.

Hosted by the inimitable Andy O. Jones.

Free of charge

~~~

Saturday, September 10, 2016

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Reading with others TBA at the BOOK RELEASE for Ingrid Keir‘s gorgeous new volume of prose poems, The Choreography of Nests. I have heard her read a bunch of these and they will take you away.

Free of charge, but I urge, urge, urge you to leave with a copy of her book.

~~~

Tuesday, September 6 2016

I’m reading at the series Pandemonium Press Presents in downtown Oakland, CA.

6:45 pm
at
Spice Monkey
1628 Webster St.
Oakland, CA

This is for their annual “Hot! New Books!” show. There will be three other features whom I’ll list here when I know, and a brief open mic.

Hosted by the lovely Leila Rae.

Free of charge

~~~

Saturday, September 3, 2016

7 pm
at
La Promenade Café
3643 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA

This is at an amazingly large and comfortable old café, with room for all (so come fill it up!). Sometimes a second feature (will let you know if I find out), and always a terrific open mic. Do stop by to sip some wine, hear some great words, and smell the ocean.

Hosted by core-of-the-planet Bill Mercer.

Free of charge

~~~

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Reading at Get Lit #15, the series featuring only new work from Nomadic Press

7-9 pm
at
Ale Industries
3096 E. 10th St.
Oakland, CA

Once a month about 15 or so poets are invited to read never-before-heard work for three to four minutes each. In-process and experimental pieces are encouraged. And ya know what, it’s pretty amazing.

I’ll be reading at this one, along with Tongo Eisen-Martin, Riss Rosado, Alexandra Naughton, Cassandra Dallett, MK Chavez, Brennan DeFrisco, Allie Marini, Amos White, Jeff Chon, Candy Shue, Marguerite Munoz, and Paul Corman-Roberts, among others. Sounds like a definite collusion to me. Practically a conspiracy.

Also live music by Karlyn DeSteno.

I hear there is ale to be had as well.  Ahem.

Hosted by Oakland’s Radling Isobel O’Hare.

Free of charge, though a hat will be passed.

~~~

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I’m featuring at the series Why There Are Words over in gorgeous ol’ Sausalito.

7 pm
at
Studio 333
333 Caldonia St
Sausalito, CA

Reading with Alexandra Naughton, Jesse Prado, Nancy Au, Andrea Kneeland, Janice Lee, Sue Mell, Natasha Saje. Seriously.

This is the Marin debut of Sudden Windows, from which I will be reading selections.

Ich bin ein Mariner.

Hosted by the fabulous Peg Alford Pursell.

$10

~~~

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

7 pm
at
Sacred Grounds Café
2095 Hayes Stget
San Francisco, CA

Join me as I feature at what is very possibly the world’s longest running open mic. It’s a fabulous place with a rock solid crowd (and delicious foods). I last featured there in October, 1987, so I guess I was due for a return. Really excited to read there and check in with the place and the regulars.

Hosted by the seriously winsome Daniel Brady.

Free of charge

~~~

Saturday, July 30, 2016

An Evening of Artists Sharing
at
Satellite Telework Center
6295 Highway 9
Felton, CA

6 pm – Social Hour – Light potluck and drinks served
7 pm – Performances

I’m delighted to read at this delicious series that brings together a variety of artists, musicians, and writers to exchange and engage. Just a few miles out in the hills north of Santa Cruz. I plan to lie down in the middle of the road after dark and enjoy the quiet. Will list the other artists and performers just as soon as I know.

Hosted by the inimitable Ron Lampi.

Donation requested

~~~

Saturday, July 16, 2016 is
BEAST CRAWL
from 5 – 9
(and onward into night)
in downtown Oakland, CA.

It is not to be missed. There’ll be over 100 spoken performers in 27 venues, plus 3 open mics. then an after party that goes til about Tuesday. Click on the festival name above for total info.

I’ll be “involved” with two events that day. I’ll be having a relationship with them. I’ll be doing them.

First, I’ll be reading at:
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5 pm
at
Econo Jam Records
2519 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA

Later, I’ll be hosting:

Queer Beast Open Mic
8 pm
at
Club BNB
2120 Broadway
Oakland, CA

All events are absolutely free of charge

~~~

Art Show – Parallax Poems at Nomadic Press
April 1 – July 15, 2016

“Parallax Poems”, the exhibit of my visual and text art which has been up at the Nomadic Press home space in Fruitvale, Oakland, through April, has been extended into June. Not sure of the takedown date, but I’ll post here when I know. In the meantime, you can still check it out during evening events at:

Nomadic Press
2926 Foothill Blvd #1
Oakland, CA

Check their website for event dates and times.

Very proud to have some of my work shown here, including three text installations, several blinklists, an angry palimpsest, an illustrated poem, an augury, and fourteen of the original and never-before-shown calligraphic glyphs from Poems for Teeth. See the Visual & Text Art page for pics from the exhibit and opening, and the pic below for an explanation of some of the pieces.

Hray!Parallax Poems - art documentation (Nomadic Press)

~~~

Saturday, June 25, 2016

7:30 pm
at
Florey’s Books
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA

Featuring with the sublime Ken Saffran.

Florey’s is a sweet not-so-little eclectic used/new bookstore down in comfortable and salty old Pacifica.

Hosted by the awesome Sherri Rose-Walker.

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, June 19, 2016

SAVE THE DATE!!

Release party for Sudden Windows, my new book of flash prose out from Zeitgeist Press (!)

Sudden Windows - Front Cover image
5:30 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Helping me to celebrate will be Bruce Isaacson, MK Chavez, Julia Vinograd, JK Fowler, Steve Arntson, and never-last-nor-least Paul Corman-Roberts, all reading from their very own work. Thank you, fine folks!

Hosted by the one-and-only without question or moderation Joan Gelfand. And I mean it!

Needless to say, I’m rather excited.

 

~~~

Sunday, June 12, 2016

I will be co-hosting Babar in Exile #5 along with a series of mysterious sounds

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring:

Bucky Sinister
Deborah Fruchey
and Honorary Babarian Garrett Murphy

and you, in a fab open mic

Babar in Exile is a quarterly reading put together by Paul Corman-Roberts and myself, which is meant to be a commemoration and revival of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the 1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge.  Each reading features a couple former participants of those series, and one “honorary Babarian”, along with an open mic.

For our Fall 2015 lineup, we have Bucky Sinister, whose work draws deep and necessary humor from the foibles of the age, and Deborah Fruchey, who saw a fork in the road at Poetry and Crazy, and chose Poetry. As well we welcome “Honorary Babarian” Garrett Murphy, Oakland’s premier political satirist, seer of reality, and the most active poet in town..

So come on down to check out a slice of San Francisco poetry history, now and in the making, and make your way home with a bindle full of inspiration and a thimbleful more hope for the species.

Free of charge

~~~

Saturday, May 22, 2016

Reading along with many others at the 2nd Annual Oakland Book Fest. This year Nomadic Press is coordinating an all day-reading on the plaza. I’ll be reading in the slot

3-4 pm
at
Oakland Book Festival
Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland
CA

Also hosting 4:30 – 6.

The reading and the festival will be going from 11 am till 6 pm, and includes lots of readers and speakers and book tables and sunshine and all-around good folk. So come on by and get yer fill!

~~~

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

reading at the fab series Literary Speakeasy in SF

7 pm
at
Martuni’s
4 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA

with co-features Nazelah Jamison, Robin Ekiss, Amy Berkowitz, and Nick Johnson.

Hosted by the lovely and talented James J. Siegel.

Excited!

Free of charge and no drink minimum (or maximum). Slide on down!

~~~

Saturday, April 23, 2016

featured in the Passages on the Bay segment of the new Write of Way Literary Festival

8:55 pm
at
The San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA

I’m honored to be asked to read for Passages on the Lake (er, Bay) at this brand spankin’ new lit festival in San Francisco. Featured along with the fab Arisa White and Andrew J. Thomas. Yay!

Hosted by the none-other-than Paul Corman-Roberts

This is gonna rock all day long, so come early and stay late (well, stay late if you wanna see us!).

~~~

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Super pleased to’ve been asked to read at Alexandra Naughton‘s book party for American Mary, along with a buncha East Bay literary dignitaries. Wait, does that imply that they all have dignity? Of course they do.

5 pm
at
OnTwoSix
2465 26th Ave
Oakland
CA

Reading with the following gaggle: Alexandra Naughton, Cassandra Dallett, Zack Haber, Fisayo Adeyeye, Kate Robinson, Christine No, Vernon Keeve III, Keeley Ann Finn, Joshua Kent Fowler, Paul Corman-Roberts and more tba. Seriously?

Alexandra says, “Free of charge but you better buy the book or I will sit on you.”

~~~

Friday, April 8
and
The Whole Month of April 2016

“Parallax Poems”, a show of my visual and text art, will be up at the Nomadic Press home space in Fruitvale, Oakland, in celebration of National Poetry Month.  Excited!

The opening is on April 8 at

Nomadic Press
2926 Foothill Blvd #1
Oakland, CA

7 – 9 pm

I’ll be reading from some of the visual pieces themselves and other written objects (some of which can only be viewed at the opening), as well as from my chapbook 6 Questions. Also performing at the opening will be sublime Oakland poet James Cagney and maker of most fab musics Annelyse Gelman.

Hray!

Watch here for more. And do stop by!

Parallax flyer for Nomadic-2

!!

~~~

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

reading at Get Lit #10, the series featuring only new work from Nomadic Press

7-9 pm
at
Ale Industries
3096 E. 10th St.
Oakland, CA

Once a month about 20 poets are invited to read never-before-heard work for up to three minutes. In-process and experimental pieces are encouraged. And ya know what, it’s pretty amazing.

I’ll be reading at this one, along with Jenee Darden, Kelechi Ubozoh, Andrew Paul Nelson, Justine TenZeldam, Michelle Gonzalez, Amy Glassenapp, Christine No, and Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, among others.

Also live music by Secret Emchy Society.

I hear there is ale to be had as well.  Ahem.

Hosted by the universe’s own Annelyse Gelman.

Free of charge, though a hat will be passed.

~~~

Saturday, February 13, 2016

I will be co-hosting Babar in Exile #4 along with the fab Paul Corman-Roberts

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring:

Steve Arntson
Kimi Sugioka
and Honorary Babarian James Cagney

Babar in Exile is a quarterly reading put together by Paul Corman-Roberts and myself, which is meant to be a commemoration and revival of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the 1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge.  Each reading features a couple former participants of those series, and one “honorary Babarian”, along with an open mic.

For our Fall 2015 lineup, we have Steve Arntson, frequent Babar devotee whose work takes nature poetry into unexpected and exhilarating metaphysics, and Kimi Sugioka, sublime writer of home and struggle who curated the Babar series in its later years. As well we welcome “Honorary Babarian” James Cagney, poet and longtime Oakland resident who turns a discerning eye on racial and personal politics with a singular passion.

So come on down to check out a slice of San Francisco poetry history, now and in the making, and make your way home with a bindle full of inspiration and a thimbleful more hope for the species.

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, February 12, 2016

An Evening of Poetry & Jazz
at
The San Francisco Writers Conference

8:30
at
The Mark Hopkins Hotel
999 California Street
San Francisco, CA

in Café Ferlinghetti on the Lobby Level

This should be fun. I’m on some panels this weekend at the SFWC, and they’ve had this reading and open mic with jazz for a few years now, really quite amusing to watch and take part in. So if you’re in the area, do stop on by. It’s free and open to the public, and you can read along with some jazz if you feel like it.

FYI, the hotel is a bit uptight about “beverages”, so if you want to bring some, feel free but keep it discreet.

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, January 1, 2016

I’m very excited to have been given a slot at Palabras Luminosas, the Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word Extravaganza in NYC.  I’ll be performing at any time during the first two hours of the event, so if you’d like to catch me, please come early!

Starting at NOON
at
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 East Third Street
New York, NY

This traditional non-traditional event features over 100 poets back-to-back for over eight hours of non-stop epiphany.  What better way to start your year?

Free of charge

~~~

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I’m honored to finish the year by reading at Passages on the Lake #19, Oakland’s premier reading series overlooking the gorgeous Lake Merritt.

7:00 pm
at
The Terrace Room
1800 Madison St.
Oakland, CA

The Lineup:  Lenore Weiss, Richard Loranger, Youssef Alaoui, SB Stokes and Liz Demi Green.

I will do something unexpected.

Free of charge

~~~

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I will be hosting Babar in Exile #3

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring:

Bruce Isaacson
David West
and Missy Church

Paul Corman-Roberts and I are putting together a quarterly reading which is meant to be a commemoration and revival of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the 1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge.  Each reading will feature a couple former participants of those series, and one “honorary Babarian”, along with an open mic.

For our Fall 2015 lineup, we have Bruce Isaacson, founder of the infamous Zeitgeist Press, and David West, gentleman and bullshit-caller extraordinaire.  For our honorary Babarian of the season, we offer the far beyond fab Missy Church of Oakland, CA.

So come on down to check out a slice of San Francisco poetry history, now and in the making, and make your way home with a bindle full of inspiration and a thimbleful more hope for the species.

Free of charge

~~~

 

Before Passing

The great weather for MEDIA anthology release and West Coast reading tour 2015 is coming up!

San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles

October 23 – November 7, 2015

Readings listed below

~~~

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Los Angeles release party #2 for Before Passing from great weather for MEDIA.

4:00 pm
at
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA

The Lineup:  Craig Cotter (LA), Linda Camplese (Grover Beach, CA), Alexis Rhone Fancher (LA), Tim Hanson (LA), Rich Ferguson (LA), and Richard Loranger (Oakland), plus great weather editor Jane Ormerod (NY/London)

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, November 6, 2015

Los Angeles release party #1 for Before Passing from great weather for MEDIA.

7:00 – 8:45 pm
at
Stories Books and Café
1716 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

The Lineup:  Craig Cotter (LA), Alexis Rhone Fancher (LA), CLS Ferguson (LA), Rich Ferguson (LA), Richard Loranger (Oakland), and Tina Yang (LA), plus great weather editor Jane Ormerod (NY/London)

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Seattle release party for Before Passing from great weather for MEDIA.

4:00 – 6:00 pm
at
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA

The Lineup:  Toni La Ree Bennett (Seattle), Wil Gibson (Arcata, CA), Thomas Hanchett (Seattle), David Lawton (NY), Richard Loranger (Oakland, CA), Mary Mackey (Albany, CA), Jane Ormerod (NY/London), and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (Seattle)

Free of charge

~~~

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Portland release party for Before Passing from great weather for MEDIA.

7:00 – 9:00 pm
at
Literary Arts
925 Southwest Washington St.
Portland, OR

The Lineup:  Wil Gibson (Arcata, CA), Richard Loranger (Oakland, CA), Jane Ormerod (NY/London), Dan Raphael (Portland), Gina Williams (Portland), John Sibley Williams (Portland), plus Allen Isaacson and exciting young writers from Reed College.

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Reading at Backyard #5: Yippee Ki Yay, Motherfucker!  (not a great weather reading, but come anyway!)

4:30 pm
at
The Back Yard (of course)
917 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA
(Follow signs to back gate. Do not knock on front door.)

Gate opens at 4:30, readings commence at 5:00, whiskey (for swilling and/or wound disinfecting) to follow.

I’m honored to be reading with an intense crew at Emily Kiernan’s awesome back yard series, Backyard (go figure).  This installment is in honor of the Die Hard movie series.  I will do a rare reading of my poem “Ripley” (you know, that lady from that other series), and am writing a piece especially for the occasion, titled “John McClane’s Feet”.

The Lineup:

Paul Corman-Roberts
Cassandra Dallett
Richard Loranger
Jane Ormerod
Arisa White

Damn.

Here’s the amazing blurb that Emily’s released about the read:
Mostly, this reading is going to be about Die Hard. Die Hard is great. The explosions are great. The cheesy 80’s Euro-Villains are great. Bruce Willis is great, and so is the increasingly torn and ineffectual fabric of his white undershirt. If all we talk about is Die Hard, that’s just fine by me. But I think if we talk about Die Hard, we’re going to have to talk about some other things too–about John Wayne and cowboys, about heroism and xenophobia, and about a masculinity built out of biceps and gunmetal. We’ll have to talk about the way we still watch movies about “rogue” cops when there are real “rogue” cops murdering people in our streets. We’ll have to talk about movies, about the hours we’ve spent sitting in the dark together or alone, and the way that has shaped us and changed our writing (and maybe our thinking and living too) for better or worse. We’ll have to talk about our big, loud, and ludicrously bloody American myths.

Tattered undershirts, bare feet, and other Hard Dying Attire encouraged.

Free, though donations of cash or beer will be accepted.

What, you really think you’re gonna miss this?

~~~

Saturday, October 24, 2015

release reading for Oakland Review #2  (not a great weather reading, but come anyway!)

7 pm
at
Studio Morey
5500 M.L.K. Jr Way
Oakland, CA

Gathering at 7, readings start 8ish-ish.

Oakland Review #2 features poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by Hannah Allen, John Bennett, Mk Chavez, Cassandra Dallet, Aimee DeLong, Lee Foust, Bill Gainer, Hollie Hardy, Nikoas Karavatos, Joel Landmine, Richard Loranger, Aurelia Lorca, Rick Lupert, Garrett Murphy, Alexandra Naughton, Marc Olmsted, BC Petrakos, William Taylor, Jr., Scott Wannberg, Amos White, Arisa White, and Jezebel Delilah X.  Art by Don Morey.

Wow.  Some or maybe most of us will be reading.  We’re talking incendiary extravaganza.

If you can, come to the great weather for MEDIA release first, at the Octopus Literary Salon at 5, then wheel over here for a full day of bi-coastal words and celebration.  See that announcement just above.

Free of charge

~~~

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oakland release party for Before Passing from great weather for MEDIA.

5:00 – 7:00 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring writers from across the US and beyond, including Paul Corman-Roberts (Oakland), Lauren Marie Cappello (Upper Lake, CA), Cassandra Dallett (Oakland), Will Gibson (Arcata CA), Mary Mackey (Albany, CA), Jane Ormerod (NY/London), and Floyd Salas (Berkeley).

Hosted by Richard Loranger (a.k.a, moi)

There will be a brief open mic to start the evening.

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, October 23, 2015

San Francisco release party for Before Passing from great weather for MEDIA.

7:00 – 9:30 pm
at
The Beat Museum
540 Broadway
San Francisco,CA

Performing with writers from across the US and beyond, including Deborah Steinberg (SF), Wil Gibson (Arcata, CA), Kit Kennedy (SF), Richard Loranger (Oakland), Sara Mithra (Fremont, CA), Elizabeth Rosner (Berkeley), Ken Saffran (SF), and Joan Gelfand (SF).

Hosted by great weather editor Jane Ormerod (NY/London).

There will be a brief open mic to start the evening.

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, August 30, 2015

5:00 – 7:00 pm
at
Art House Gallery
2905 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley,CA

I’ll be reading with renowned Bay Area poet Neeli Cherkovski and Portland poets Christopher Luna and Toni Partington, who will be celebrating their wedding with a honeymoon tour!  Come and celebrate with them!

There will be a suggested donation of $5-10 to benefit the Art House Gallery, who host so many events and ask so little, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Art House will have a few cold drinks and a pot of coffee available for a buck or two donation.  I’m not sure if there’ll still be any wedding cake.   😛

~~~

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Along with the fab Gerald Nicosia, I will be hosting the National Beat Poetry Festival – SF Bay Area Fete

3:00 – 6:00 pmNational Beat Poetry Festival August 23 2015 (final flyer)
at
Art House Gallery
2905 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley,CA

Representing:

The Beats:
Jerry Kamstra
Jami Cassady Ratto

The Baby Beats:
Clive Matson
Jessica Loos

The Grandbaby Beats:
Daniel Yaryan
Jennifer Barone

The National Beat Poetry Festival is a widespread grassroots effort by a group of Beat aficionados in Connecticut, who set out to find folks to set up readings celebrating the Beat Writers and Generation in every state in the U.S. during the months of August and September.  I thought it was a super-cool idea for a festival, especially for a Beat festival, and hopped on board.  They didn’t quite get every state (shame on you, abstainers, wherever you aren’t), but almost, making the whole thing quite a feat and a fete.

So please come by on the 23rd of August for a solid helping of Beat history, from a few folk who were actually part of that history, from a few Baby Beats who mentored with the originals, and from a few Grandbaby Beats as well, who love and continue that aesthetic to this day.

There will be a suggested donation of $5-10 to benefit the Art House Gallery, who host so many events and ask so little, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Art House will have a few cold drinks and a pot of coffee available for a buck or two donation.

~~~

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I will be hosting Babar in Exile #2

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Featuring:

Julia Vinograd
David Gollub
Kathleen Wood
and MK Chavez

Paul Corman-Roberts and I are putting together a quarterly reading which is meant to be a commemoration and revival of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the 1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge.  Each reading will feature three former participants of those series, and one “honorary Babarian”, along with an open mic.

To start off the Fall 2015 lineup, Julia Vinograd, Eternal Poet Laureate of Berkeley and saint of the streets, will wow us with her pinpoint insights into life on this planet.  David Gollub, Babar figurehead and publisher of Bull Horn journal, will out-astute the astute.  Kathleen Wood, habitué and blossom of both series, will release her brand-new chapbook, Tenderloin Rose.  And East Bay fireball MK Chavez, honorary Babarian for the eve, will light the eternal flame under everyone’s brainstem.

So come on down to check out a slice of San Francisco poetry history, now and in the making, and make your way home with a bindle full of inspiration and a thimbleful more hope for the species.

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Best-4-Last” – a bootstrap poetics symposium

7:52 pm
at
Vira Cocha
998 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA

I’ll be sitting on stage at Viracocha at a round table of poets at 7:52 sharp.  Don’t miss our enthralling gossip about our inner workings and poetic lightning bolts.  With: myself, Mary Mackey, Paul Corman-Roberts, and Ingrid Keir, with probably several dozen living and dead canonical and absolutely non-canonical poets along for the ride.  Or is it we who are along for the ride?

Generated and hosted by the inimitable-and-I-mean-that Tom Stolmar.

~~~

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts (round 63)

6 pm
at
The Jerry Kamstra Archive
The Old Sash Mill
303 Potrero St.
Santa Cruz, CA

I’ll be reading with a brimming brew of poets as part of a Triple-Spar, three days of readings sponsored by the Mystic Boxing Commission.  This one is near downtown Santa Cruz, in the brand new Jerry Kamstra Archive, filled with materials by that notorious scribbler and troublemaker.

Check out this adamant lineup:  Andy Clausen, Pamela Twining, Ron Lampi, Jerry Kamstra, Richard Loranger, Nancy Davenport, Jennifer Lagier, Steve Arntson, Paul Corman-Roberts, Youssef Alaoui, Aurelia Lorca, Susan Allison, Neeli Cherkovski, Bert Glick, Susan Allison, Lynne Bronstein, Sandra Vines Walker, T. Mike Walker, Cathyann Fisher, and Daniel Yaryan.  This ain’t no foolin’ around.

So if yer anywhere near Santa Cruz, you won’t want to miss this!

~~~

Saturday, June 27, 2015

reading with a few excellent bands

7:00 pm
at
The Lost Door
1828 Illinois St.
San Francisco, CA

I’m opening for this night of terrific music-type stuff by SF’s shanty-band Hazy Loper, Chicago’s marching muckrakers EE (Environmental Encroachment), and Philadelphia’s man of mystery Reidmoore Bookes.  It’s also an art opening with work by Scot Velardo and Peter Kadyk – not to be missed.

Come by for an evening of chill and absolutely necessary enjoyment.

More details as they emerge.

Donation requested, no one turned away (of course!)

~~~

Saturday, June 27, 2015

reading as part of the Beatnik Shindig at Fort Mason

2 pm
in the Fleet Room of Building D
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA

The Beat Museum of San Francisco is sponsoring an ambitious 3-day conference on the Beat Generation, which they’re calling the Beatnik Shindig. The Shindig offers both free and paid events, all over town but predominantly at Fort Mason Center in the Marina District.  Amongst the free events will be two full afternoons of readings in the Fleet Room of Building D, and I’m honored to have been asked to participate.  Here’s the full list of Fleet Room readers – you’ll get a good dose of each, at least 20 minutes.  And of course there’ll be tons of other stuff going on right around you.

Saturday, June 27, noon – 7 pm
12 – 1 pm: AttaBoy & Daniel Yaryan
1 – 2 pm: Jazz Poet Charles Curtis Blackwell & Kim Shuck
2 – 3 pm: Joan Gelfand & Richard Loranger
3 – 4 pm: Zack Rogow & Chokwadi
4 – 5 pm: The Jazz Band
5 – 6 pm: Jack & Adelle Foley & Mahnaz
6 – 7 pm: The Jazz Band

Sunday, June 28, noon – 4 pm
12 – 1 pm: William Taylor Jr. & Cassandra Dallet
1 – 2 pm: Kirk Lumpkin & Ed Coletti
2 – 3 pm: Poet Laureate of Ukiah, Dan Barth
3 – 4 pm: The Peruvian Poetess, Camincha & The One & Only Diamond Dave Whitaker!

Check out their website above for all of the events, and stop on by to be part of this historic event.

~~~

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

reading at Lyrics & Dirges (yay)

7:30 pm
at
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA

I’m honored to be reading with a fine group of folks at the integral Berkeley series Lyrics & Dirges, especially as this reading is in celebration of the 50th birthday of MK Chavez, poet and impresaria extraordinaire. Another feast from a cornucopia of poets: Tim Donnelly, Maw Shein Win, Cassandra Dallett, Tomas Moniz, Rohan DaCosta, Paul Corman-Roberts, Harold Tzn, Lauren Traetto, Vernon Keeve III, Amos White, Sharon Coleman, Maisha Z Johnson, Mg Roberts, Yume Kim, Freddy Gutierrez, Benjamin Perez, James Cagney, Suzy Huerta, Joel Landmine, and A. Razor. 

Come on down and join us in cheering on this wonderful life.

Hosted by the marvelously young MK Chavez.

Free of charge

~~~

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

reading at the second installment of Get Lit, the new series from Nomadic Press

7-9 pm
at
Ale Industries
3096 E. 10th St.
Oakland, CA

This is a supercool new series in which around 20 poets are invited to read one new never-before-heard piece for up to three minutes.  In-process and experimental works are encouraged.  I’ll be reading at this one, along with, get this, Arisa White, Philip Huang, Nick Johnson, A. Razor, Yume Kim, Peter Bullen, Joel Landmine, Kelly Klein, Jesus Angel Garcia, Charlie Getter, Keenan Norris, Fred Dodsworth, Jesse Prado, Jason Bayani, Tatyana Brown, Kelechi Ubozoh, Melissa Louise, Stephen Jamal Leeper, and Patrick Newson.  Holy mololy.

Also live music by Bourgeois Speedball and sounds by DJ Grandmaster Razor.

I hear there is ale to be had as well.  Ahem.

Hosted by Oakland’s own Joshua Merchant.

Free of charge, though a hat will be passed.

~~~

Sunday, June 7, 2015

reading as part of the
Naked Bulb Readstravaganza
at the
Bay Area Book Festival

3 pm
outdoors on Allston Way @ Milvia
in front of the Post Office
Downtown Berkeley, CA

The First Annual Bay Area Book Festival spreads its wings all weekend on June 6-7, with something like nine blocks of book tables and tons of events from 10-6 each day.  Amidst all this ruckus, the fab East Bay reading series Naked Bulb, spearheaded by the rocksolid Missy Church, will host an ongoing reading through the entire festival.  Fairly unambitious, but you know these East Bay slackers.  There will be a featured reading at the top of each hour, and 800 minutes of open mic time to boot.  Seriously.  I’m featuring on Sunday at 3, but here follows the whole list of readers, so you’ll know when to stop by while you’re hopping around the Festival, which you obviously will do.

SAT 6th

10 Sharon Coleman
11 JK Fowler
12 David Welper
1 Cassandra Dallett
2 William Taylor Jr.
3 Maw Shein Win
4 Joel Landmine
5 Daphne Gottlieb

SUN 7th

10 Gina Goldblatt
11 Colleen McKee
12 Fernando Meisenhalter
1 Rohan DaCosta
2 Tomas Moniz
3 Richard Loranger
4 Beach Head
5 A. Razor

No kidding.

And of course it’s free.

~~~

Friday, May 8, 2015

reading at a special event:
Babar in Exile

7 pm
at
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Honored to finally be reading at the Octopus Salon (first couple tries it hadn’t opened yet), and at an event honoring the olden days of the Café Babar and Above Paradise wordfests from the glorious 80’s and 90’s of sad ol’ money-ruined San Francisco.

Even more honored to be featured with the likes of Jennifer Blowdryer, QR Hand, and Cassandra Dallett – and not just the likes, but actually them, in the flesh, old pals all.

Hosted by the unflagging Paul Corman-Roberts

No cover, but donations heartily accepted.

~~~

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

featured at Word of Mouth Cincinnati

7 pm
at
MOTR Pub
1345 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH

The last time I read in Cincinnati, I had just eaten grilled cheese sandwiches in 100 degree heat with several of the Dalai Lama’s monks.  I expect this time will be far more enlightening.

Hosted by Jim Palmarini and Mark Flanigan.

No cover

 ~~~

Monday, April 6, 2015

featured in Columbus at The Columbus Poetry Forum (yay!)

7 pm
at
Bossy Grrl’s Pin Up Joint (double yay)
2598 N. High Street
Columbus, OH

Yes, I’m reading in Ohio and EVERYTHING, two times even.  This first one looks amazing.  I’ll be doing two sets, followed by an open, then the whole thing is followed by burlesque.  Yay cubed!

Hosted by the awesome Steve Abbott.

No cover

~~~

Sunday, March 29, 2015

featured in Chicago at the Uptown Poetry Slam!

7 pm sharp
at
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL

Used to go to the Green Mill Slam in the mid-1980’s, when it was the only slam in the world, and haven’t been there in ages.  Really honored to be given a bit of feature time there.  Gonna shred some read.

Co-featured with Herbert Beesten, award-winning wordslammer from München, Germany.

If you wanna sign up for slam or open, get there by 6:30.  And maybe if you wanna get a seat.

Hosted by the rollicking Marc Smith.

$7 admission

~~~

Friday, March 13, 2015

POSTPONED TWICE, BUT IT’S REALLY HAPPENING THIS TIME!

reading at the all-new, revivified, reality-enhanced series Crows in on the Lam

7 pm
at
Jered’s Pottery
2720 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA

I’m excited to be performing with MK ChavezLisa D. Gray, Beachhead with Pagan Neil and Alan Shearer, Sarah Kobrinsky, Gabriel Gusman, and musical guest Tiffany Higgins.

Crows in the Stork’s Nest, the fab Oakland reading series founded and curated by Paul Corman-Roberts, soon expects to settle in a new home inside a baby octopus, but in the meantime has taken to the road.  Come join us for the in moto festivities (and words) in a room steeped in the scent of clay.  You left your soul there, so you’ll need to stop by sometime.

Doors 6:30
Show starts 7:30

No cover but donation requested.

~~~

Sunday, January 25, 2015

reading as part of the new Oakland poetry festival The Hundy

4 pm
at
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
410 13th St.
Oakland, CA

I’ll be reading with Jim Byron, John Curl, Clive Matson, and Rusty Rebar, with Karlyn DeSteno on guitar

This is part of The Hundy, which is featuring 100 poets at Wolfman between January 17 and 31.  Wicked!

free of charge

~~~

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

reading some of the Little Clowndy story at Inside Storytime

7 pm
at
La Movida Wine Bar
3066 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

I’ll be featuring with Sherril Jaffe (You Are Not Alone), Raina Leon (Boogeyman Dawn) and Sarah Fran Wisby (The Heart’s Progress).  Awesome!

Hosted by the indefatigable James Warner

FYI, La Movida has great bev selections and some terrific vittles.

free of charge

~~~

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7:30 pm
at
The Emerald Tablet
80 Fresno St.
San Francisco, CA

Release party for the final issue of Out of Our magazine.

Performing with William Taylor, Jr., Cassandra DallettCharlie GetterPaul Corman-RobertsMartin HickelJames Zealous, and Out of Our editors Sarah Page and Steven Gray.

$5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

~~~

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Reading by Authors and Editors
of
Zeitgeist Press and Manic-D Press

7:00 pm
at
The Beat Museum
540 Broadway
San Francisco,CA

Featuring Bruce Isaacson, Jennifer Joseph, Cassandra Dallett, and Richard Loranger

Showcasing new work, recent books, and noted collections

Hosted by John Longhi

Free of charge

~~~

 

I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand

great weather for MEDIA anthology release and West Coast reading tour

Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle

October 28 – November 11, 2014

Readings listed below

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 pm
at
Vermillion Gallery
1508 11th Avenue
Seattle,WA

Performing with Alex Bleecker, Thomas Hanchett, Mercedes Lawry, John J. Trause, and great weather editor Jane Ormerod

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, November 9, 2014

6:00 – 8:00 pm
at
Corner Bar
(upstairs)
401 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR

Performing with Brad Garber, Christopher Luna, Dan Raphael, Harlan J. Wheeler Jr, Gina Williams, John Sibley Williams, and great weather editor Jane Ormerod

Free of charge

~~~

Friday, November 7, 2014

7:00 – 9:30 pmgreat weather flyer - Beat Museum - Nov 7 2014
at
The Beat Museum
540 Broadway
San Francisco,CA

Performing with Peter Bullen, Linda Camplese, Joan Gelfand, Kit Kennedy, Daniel Yaryan, and great weather editor Jane Ormerod

Hosted by Jane Ormerod

Free of charge

~~~

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Poetry Unbound features great weather for MEDIAgreat weather flyer - Art House Gallery - Nov 2 2014

5:00 – 8:00 pm
at
Art House Gallery
2905 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley,CA

Featuring Lauren Marie Cappello, Kit Kennedy, Mary Mackey, Clive Matson, Julia Vinograd, Daniel Yaryan, and great weather editor Jane Ormerod

Hosted by Richard Loranger and Poetry Unbound

$5 donation requested, no one turned away

~~~

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Woodstock Poetry Society

2 pm
at
The Golden Notebook
upstairs at
29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY

I’m honored to read at this awesome series with co-feature Teresa M. Costa.

Hosted by the intrepid and wonderful Phillip X. Levine

Also with an open mic, and at a fabulous bookstore to boot!

~~~

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Brownstone Poets Series

2:30 pm
at
Park Plaza Restaurant
220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY

I’ll be co-featuring with terrific NY poet Jane Ormerod.

Hosted by the fabulous Patricia Carragon

In a real diner and everything!

~~~

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts (round 56)

5 – 10 pm
at
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz, CA

I’ll be one of a slew of poets from all over California featured at the next Sparring with Beatnik Ghosts, Daniel Yaryan‘s epic series that brings words and music and art together in a storm of energy.  This one’s billed as a double feature, since the gallery will be hosting a release party for photographer Christopher Felver‘s American Jukebox with an exhibit of 30+ of his masterpiece portraits from the book, featuring iconic American musicians from jazz, rock, folk, and country.

And what a slew – check out this unbelievable crew that’ll be reading in the sculpture garden out back:

From East Bay:
Kirk Lumpkin (host), Floyd Salas, Claire Ortalda, Richard Loranger, Hollie Hardy, Sara Anika Mithra, Tony Rodriguez

From Los Angeles:
Ellyn Maybe, Michael C Ford, Mike ThePoet Sonksen, Lynne Bronstein

From San Francisco/Peninsula:
COPUS, William Taylor Jr.James ZealousNancy Davenport

From far Nor Cal: Ruth Weiss and Bill Gainer

From Santa Cruz:
Jerry Kamstra, T Mike Walker, Mortecai Shapiro, Ron Lampi, Peter Marti, Jim Russo

From South Bay: Jami Cassady-Ratto, Lynn Rogers, and David Smith

Now that’s an American Jukebox if I’ve ever seen one.

So come on down to spooky old Santa Cruz and help us raise some literary hell, and maybe a few angels to boot.

 

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