May 4

Reading with Zak Mucha @ Myopic Books



September 29

100K Poets for Change | Red Rover Series | “Temporary America” (in memory of Barbara Barg)

June 1-3

AABS Conference (Stanford University). Panel: “Illustrating Baltic Experience: Hybrid Texts and Contexts” with Maija Burima (Daugavpils University); Elīna Skujina, Art Academy of Latvia; Jocelyn Bartkevicius, University of Central Florida. Presenting cinepoems: White Stockings. Visual artist: Tess Cortes.




October 15
Woman Made Gallery 20th International Invitational Reading (with Marty McConnell, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Marilyn Nelson, Angela Narciso Torres)



May 14
Red Rover Reading Series, Experiment #93 – Exhaustion & Solidarity (with Hannah Keene, Keith S. Wilson, & Cean Gamalinda)



December 11
The Poetry Center of Chicago
Tyler Mills, Larry Sawyer, Lina ramona Vitkauskas

July 8
Napkin Poetry Reading (with Gene Tanta and Daniel Borzutzky)

June 14
Red Rover Reading Series (with Jena Osman, Maureen Thorson, and Patrick Durgin)

April 12
Matter Monthly Reading @ MATILDA
One year anniversary of Matter!


September 28
100K Poets for Change, Chicago // Red Rover Series – Private Eyes (They’re watching you)
Curator. A poetic examination of modern-day surveillance and privacy issues

June 13
Ipsento Cafe, 2035 N. Western Avenue
Book release reading with Larry Sawyer

May 28
Radio Free Albion” Podcast
Hosted by Tony Trigilio

January 12
The Dollhouse Reading Series

The Dollhouse 19


“We Can Be Heroes” @ Outer Space Studio :: 100K Poets for Change | With Darren Angle, Barbara Barg, Carlos Cumpian, Denise Dooley, Dan Godston, Laura Goldstein, Kurt Heinz, Parneshia Jones, Jennifer Karmin, Virginia Konchan, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Monica Long, Mario, Ladan Osman, Johanny Vasquez Paz, Timothy David Rey, Kenyatta Rogers, Lew Rosenbaum, Larry Sawyer, Keli Stewart, & Steven Teref

Wright State University: Visiting Writers Series | With Larry Sawyer

Wĭt Rabbit Reading Series @ Quencher’s Saloon| With Matt Corey, Rogers Reeves, & Hannah Gamble


Danny’s Reading Series @ Danny’s Tavern| With Nathan Hoks & Garin Cycholl

Myopic Books Poetry Series | With Traci Brimhall

HUMAN MICROPOEM @ Occupy Chicago | With Jen Karmin, Larry Sawyer, Laura Goldstein, Barbara Barg, Kurt Heintz, Eric Elshtain, John Wilkinson, John Keene, Andrew Cantrell, Daniel Borzutzky, Braden Coucher, & Jen Besemer

“Bad Date America” @ Outer Space Studio :: 100K Poets for Change| With Jen Karmin, Larry Sawyer, Laura Goldstein, Roger Reeves, Barbara Barg, Tony Trigilio, Don Share, Philip Jenks, Francesco Levato, Toni Asante-Lightfoot, Anthony Madrid, Kaveh Adel, Dan Godston, Ruth Goring, Ezzat Goushegir, Kurt Heintz, Marcy Rae Henry, Monica Long, Mario, Ario Mashayekhi, Charlie Newman, Ladan Osman, Timothy David Ray, Kenyatta Rogers, Jacob Saenz, & Keli Stewart

KUNZ, VIS, PROJECTS. (Featured Reader)| In response to the artwork of Ida Kvetny (Denmark) & Chuck Webster (New York).

TriQuarterly Launch Party @ Riverview Tavern | With David Trinidad, James Tadd Adcox, Jeffrey Allen, Garret J. Brown, & Reginald Gibbons


Wesley Kimler’s Studio | With Museum of Contemporary Art’s Lynne Warren & musician Nicholas Tremulis. Curated by Simone Muench.

Snow City Arts: What Bright Thread Continues @ Floating World Gallery | With Garin Cycholl, Kristy Odelius, Srikanth Reddy, Luis Humberto Valadez, Eric Elshtain, Erin Teegarden, & Paul Sznewajs. Read poems by children at Children’s Memorial, Rush, & Stroger Hospitals.

Myopic Books Poetry Series | With Jamie Kazay

Switchback Books’ Housewarming Party & The Poetry Center of Chicago @ Fulton Street Collective   | With Simone Muench, Carlo Matos, & Brandi Homan


New Media Poetics, Sponsored by The Poetry Center of Chicago @ Sullivan Galleries, SAIC | A collaboration between Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) for its 2009 Outer Ear Festival of Sound, the Poetry Center of Chicago, and the SAIC Department of Exhibitions

Chicago NOW (National Organization for Women) Fundraiser @ EP Theatre, Pilsen  | Reader among many musical artists and guests to raise awareness for the organization


Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day, Sponsored by Switchback Books @ Medicine Park  | With Melissa Severin, Nina Corwin & Suzanne Osman, Becca Klaver, Brandi Homan, Hannah Andrews, Kathleen Rooney & Elisa Gabbert, Jen Watman, Erika Mikkalo with artist Salem Collo-Justin, Jennifer Karmin & Lisa Janssen, & Murakami Sound Machine

First Fridays @ DvA Gallery  | With Larry Sawyer, Michael C. Watson, & Shelley Nation

PFS POST Reading @ Kate the Great’s Bookstore | Hosted by and with Adam Fieled; Steve Halle, Larry Sawyer, & Melissa Severin


Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention Offsite Event @ SAIC  | A Chicago showcase of 50+ poets in conjunction with MLA Convention

Information Booth: Duet for Caller and Oracle Audio Installation @ University of Illinois-Chicago  | Performance artist Vincent Dermody utilized poems from various poets for an experimental exhibit

The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century – Reading & Discussion @ Lewis University |  For undergraduate poetry class of Professor Simone Muench |With poets Larry Sawyer, Kristy Odelius, Garin Cycholl, Ray Bianchi, Joel Craig, Chris Glomski, & Bill Allegrezza.

Reading & Discussion @ North Park University  | For undergraduate poetry class of Professor Kristy Odelius | With Larry Sawyer.

The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century @ Gethsemane Evangelical Church | With Nick Twemlow, Robyn Schiff, Johanny Vázquez Paz, Robert Archambeau, Joel Felix, Peter O’Leary, Garin Cycholl, Chris Glomski, Simone Muench, Cynthia Bond, Kristy Odelius, Larry Sawyer, William Allegrezza, Jorge Sanchez, Tony Trigilio, Jennifer Karmin, Ray Bianchi, Kerri Sonnenberg, & Eric Elshtain.

Geometric Abstract Reading @ Woman Made Gallery| Curator | Poetry that is geometric, abstract, surreal, or postmodern | Featuring Michelle Taransky, Jen Besemer, Jennifer Ashston, & Christine Neacole Kanowik.

B.Y.O.P, Bring Your Own People, Sponsored by the Guild Complex @ Peter Jones Gallery  | With Jason Bredle, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Erin Teegarden, & others

Artists Behind the Desk, Sponsored by Northwestern University’s Women’s Center  | Northwestern staff and students (women) show art, poetry, song, craft

ONE POEM, Presented by UniVerse, A United Nations of Poetry @ Flatfile Gallery  |  Poets & patrons celebrate an international UniVerse of poetry

”Superfight” presented by Reconstruction Room @ Black Rock Bar  |  A no-holds-barred reading, performance, screening, and demonstration of work about fighting. Curated by Fred Sasaki of Poetry.

Peace Concert @ SGI Chicago Culture Center  | Evening of spoken word and dance

Poetry in Translation @ Woman Made Gallery  | International Reading featuring work in both English and translation into Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Lithuanian, and more | With Ray Bianchi & Waltraud Haas/Portuguese; Chris Glomski/Italian; Francesco Levato/Italian; Radmila Lunic/Serbian; Jennifer Scapettone/Italian; Steven Schroeder & Huichun (Amy) Liang/Chinese; Lina ramona Vitkauskas/Lithuanian; and Jackie White/Spanish. The reading is held during the 10th International Exhibition of visual artworks which was juried by author and artist Audrey Niffenegger.

Reading & Discussion @ Indiana University – Northwest  | With Larry Sawyer. For undergraduate poetry class of Professor William Allegrezza.


Red Rover Experimental Reading: “Draw Near” @ LOCUS  | With Joel Felix, Arielle Greenberg, A.D. Jameson (CURATOR), Mike Newirth, Ed Roberson, Fred Sasaki, Tony Trigilio, Michelle Tupko, & Leila Wilson. Chicago writers spontaneously read their work to mini-audiences.

Multicultural Reading @ Balzekas Lithuanian Museum  | With Zinta Aistars (Latvian), Art Weilgus (Polish), Cleatus (Cherokee Lee) Murdaugh (Native American), & Nina Marshall.

Speak Truth to Power: An Evening of Protest Poetry @ Acme Arts Building

Van Gogh’s Ear Reading @ Quimby’s  | With Larry Sawyer & Robin Metz

dancing girl press Release Reading @ Quimby’s  |  With Kristy Bowen & Sarah Gardner

“Here Comes the Bride” Reading @ Woman Made Gallery  |  With Lauren Levato, Maureen Tolman Flannery, Constance Vogel, & Alison Joseph

Reading @ Café Express, Evanston  |  With Larry Sawyer


UR CHICAGO Interview  | New article about milk magazine in UR Chicago’s Nov. 10-Dec. 7 issue.

Red Letter Reading Series @ Woodland Pattern Bookstore, Milwaukee, WI  | With Ander Monson

Radioactive milkThe Lit Show, WNUR  |  milk magazine interviewed on Northwestern University radio, 89.3 WNUR, The Lit Show

milk magazine Marathon Reading @ The Café  |  With Daniel Borzutzky, Chuck Stebelton, John Beer, Charlie Newman, Mark Tardi, Kerri Sonnenberg, Erika Mikkalo, Dave Awl, & Larry Sawyer

milk magazine and ink & ashes Reading @ DvA Gallery  |  With Larry Sawyer and ink & ashes editors, Lauren Matthews & Francesco Levato

Myopic Books Poetry Series  | With Charlie Newman

Fractal Edge Press Reading @ DvA Gallery

Recorded Readings — Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ): Chicago Amplified

Women of Woman Made Gallery
@ Harold Washington Public Library (April 2011)
With Parneshia Jones, Coya Paz,
Nina Corwin, and Susanna Lang

Series A
@ Hyde Park Art Center (November 2010)
With Joseph Wood
and Marthe Reed

Future Perfect + New Media Series
@ Katerina’s (June 2010)
With Elise Paschen

Women’s History Month
@ Woman Made Gallery (March 2010)
With Brenda Cardenas,
Angela Jackson, and Jacquelyn Pope

Series A
@ Hyde Park Art Center (August 2007)
With Tim Yu, Simone Muench,
Garin Cycholl, Kristy Odelius,
Ray Bianchi, and Bill Allegrezza

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