Upcoming Readings and Workshops

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    8:00 pmBeyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

    I have the great honor of reading with a Los Angeles icon, RD "Raindog' Armstrong! As he tells it, "I've  been at it most of my life, but got serious in the early 90s." Although he has been 'on the scene' since then, he has never found a niche. His latest collection of 'forgotten' poems has been getting rave reviews and will, perhaps, finally place him into the category of 'L.A. Poetry Elder.' We're gonna' read some poems, sign some books, and be pleased to meet you!

  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018
    7:00 pmChevalier's Books - 126 North Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004

    Chevalier's Books has allowed me to host 'A Gathering of Tribes: an evening with Derek D. Brown, Ra Avis, and Mike Sonksen.' Join us at L.A.'s oldest independent bookstore for a rare experience of poetry and performance. These dynamic authors will present new work as well as old favorites. Lite reception and signing to follow. I'll be on hand to emcee and HUG YOU!

  • Thu
    20
    Sep
    2018
    7:00 pmAlvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th St. NY, NY 10011

    I have the absurd honor of reading at The New School's Alvin Johnson and J.M. Kaplan Hall in New York to celebrate the release of the next Best American Poetry anthology. I know I'll be joined by a slew of breathtaking poets, among them Sonia Greenfield. More details to come. This marks the 16th straight year The New School Writing Program has sponsored the BAP Launch Reading. It has become quite an event, an annual rite of Autumn. if you can make it, THIS IS GONNA' BE GOOD!

     

  • Sat
    17
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmBeyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

    Details are still coming in, but here's what I got! California Poetry Laureate Dana Gioia will host a special reading to celebrate the publication of the Best America Poetry anthology and the impressive number of So. Cal poets therein! So far the line-up includes Robin Coste Lewis, Mandy Kahn, Sonia Greenfield, and Jessica Piazza. We're also hoping for special appearances by Ilya Kaminsky, Paul Hoover, and Aaron Poochigian! Poet and chief editor of BAP. David Lehman will be on hand, too!  STAY TUNED!

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