April 9: Reading at SOMOS in Taos

Poet Veronica Golos is curating a terrific reading series at SOMOS in Taos, NM for National Poetry Month. I am honored to be reading on Sunday, April 9 at 7 pm with fellow poet James Thomas Stevens. Melody Romancito, vocalist and guitarist, will also be performing. A little about James:

James Thomas Stevens, Aronhió:ta’s, was born in Niagara Falls, New York in 1966. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts and The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa, and received his MFA from Brown University. Stevens, recipient of a 2000 Whiting Award, is the author of A Bridge Dead in the Water, Combing the Snakes from His Hair, Bulle/Chimère, Mohawk/Samoa:Transmigrations with Caroline Sinavaiana, Of Kingdoms and Kangaroo with Nicolas Destino and (dis)Orient. He is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and teaches Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Stevens lives in Cañoncito, New Mexico.



Readings in DC During AWP 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
TAYO Literary Magazine First Books Reading

  • Soho Tea & Coffee, 2150 P St NW, Washington DC, 20037
  • 7:30-9:30 pm

TAYO cultivates emerging poetry and prose, publishing writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift. This reading features TAYOcontributors & friends with new books: Rachelle Cruz, Chris Santiago, Shamala Gallagher, Ching-in Chen, & Jane Lin


Saturday, February 11, 2017
In Bloom: Kundiman Fellows and Friends Read from New Works

  • BloomBars, 3222 11th Street NW, Washington DC, 20001
  • 5-7 pm

A celebration of new books by Kundies and friends! Featuring: Neil Aitken, Gina Apostol, Marci Calabretta, Chen Chen, Ching-In Chen, Jennifer S. Cheng, Kazumi Chin, Rachelle Cruz, Muriel Leung, Jane Lin, Michelle Lin, Marco Maisto, MG Roberts, Chris Santiago, Melissa Sipin, and Jane Wong

Opera Singer Daniel Okulitch to sing “Signs and Portents” for Performance Santa Fe

Next Thursday, July 28, 2016 @ 4 pm, Daniel Okulitch (lead in the Santa Fe Opera’s current production of Don Giovanni) will perform Glen Roven’s “Santa Fe Songs” at the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe, NM.

“Santa Fe Songs” is a cycle of art songs that use poems by regional poets for its lyrics. Included is my poem “Signs and Portents.” After Emmy Award winner Glen Roven composed the cycle, soprano Talise Trevigne recorded it on her album “At the Statue of Venus.”

Glen Roven returns to Santa Fe to perform on piano with Daniel Okulitch singing. Keri Alkema (Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni) will also perform.

Here’s a great article about Glen and the concert.

I am looking forward to the concert and meeting Glen in person finally!

If you come, be sure to pick up a free postcard of “Signs and Portents” with an original drawing by my daughter.