Poetry, process, progress.


Downtown Poetry May Reading in Joplin

Come hear me and my Moon City Press colleagues at this reading Monday, May 21, from 6 – 8 PM at Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S. Joplin,Joplin MO 64801. Here’s the Facebook Event page.

Other 2018 Presentations and Events

I am one of the February 2018 30/30 poets. Wish me luck in completing a poem draft a day this February and if you like, throw a little money Tupelo Press’s way for their strong and consistent support of good poetry. Here’s my donation page.

I get to go to AWP this year in Tampa! Come to the Bookfair March 7-10 and say hi. I’ll be at table 1316 for Moon City Press and will definitely be walking the aisles looking to say hi to Facebook and editing friends.

I’m also presenting as part of a roundtable at the CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication) with Missouri State colleagues and graduate students Margaret Weaver, Jennifer Murvin, Brandon Henry, and Dane Lale. Come to D.35, “Getting Over Ownership: Blurring the Labor and Pedagogy for Composition/Creative Writing”  at 4:45 PM–6:00 PM, Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Trianon A.

Also this year, I’ve invited my ENG 203: Intro to Poetry students to join me in doing the April PAD Challenge. They will get extra credit on a sliding scale depending on how long they last, but the main thing is that they potentially will gain the habit of poetry. I will most likely blog about this in April National Poetry Month.