With pub day just around the corner, I’ve rounded out my tour dates with more dates in book stores, bars, & coffee shops. a falling knife has no handle officially releases on 9/20, so you have ten more days to preorder at a discount directly from YesYes. Below you’ll find more details about each of the shows to come in September & October.
9/21 @ Porter Square Books
This reading is sponsored by Redivider Magazine & Emerson College’s MFA program in creative writing. I’ll be reading with my friend Keegan Lester, & after the reading we’ll be participate in a discussion of our work led by Jaime Zuckerman, Redivider’s current co-editor in chief.
9/26 @ The Cantab Lounge
I’ve been performing poems at the Cantab’s Wednesday night reading put on by the Boston Poetry Slam since I first moved to Massachusetts in 2007. This space is the home of the majority of my poetry education & I’m so excited to offer two events in one for this show. At 5:30, I’ll be leading a pre-show generative workshop. The workshop is first come/first served, but you can RSVP in advance by emailing email@example.com. The workshop costs $5-$20, sliding scale, which includes the price of admission to the show to follow. Sign-up for Cantab’s legendary open mic begins when doors open officially at 7:15. The open mic starts at 8, & the featured reading starts around 10 PM.
9/27 @ Slam Free or Die
I’ve been attending this reading in Manchester almost as long as I’ve been going to the Cantab, & I’m so happy to be able to read for my friends in New Hampshire at Stark Brewing. There’s an open mic before this reading as well, so arrive early if you’d like to sign up with poems of your own.
10/2 @ Bull Feeney’s
Tuesday nights at Bull Feeney’s are home to Portland’s Port Veritas poetry slam. This pub reading also features an open mic where you can read work of your own & takes place in the Old Port, with plenty of great food & entertainment within walking distance. If you’re day-tripping for the show like I am, I highly recommend cocktails at the Portland Hunt & Alpine Club before the show, & late night pinball afterwards at Arcadia.
10/4 @ Papercuts
I don’t make it to Jamaica Plain as much as I want to, but Papercuts is still one of my favorite places in Boston. I wrote one of the first poems for this book at a reading there a few years ago, so I’m especially happy I get to share this book at their new Thursday night reading series. This space is intimate & I’m certain it will be one of my favorite shows on the tour for it.
10/13 @ Boston Book Festival
It’s a dream to be asked to read at Boston Book Festival, & even more dreamy that I’ll be included in the Poetry & Pints reading series at Room & Board, from 6-7:30. All the BBF events are free & open to the public, & post-reading there will be live music & books available for sale & signing.
10/18 @ Strong Style Coffee
Strong Style is a new cafe in Fitchburg & when they asked me to be a part of their newly founded reading series, I was excited to see what they’re building just west of where I live. Since this reading is so new, I don’t know what to expect, but I’m very excited to find out.
In addition to the readings listed here, I have a few more planned all over New York State in the month of November, & I’m still booking tour dates in support of this collection, so if you have a reading series, book club, classroom visit, house show, podcast, or festival you’d like me to read at, please get in touch. I’ll be attending AWP in Portland this March & am looking forward to doing offsite readings during that trip. I’m also planning dates in the south in Spring 2019. If you want me to come to your city, let’s talk!