I’m Reading in Buffalo NY Tomorrow!

Along with poets Ed Tato and Devon Moore, I’ll be reading my poems tomorrow, Saturday March 4, 2017 at 4pm at Rust Belt Books in Buffalo (415 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14213-1140).  Admission is free, refreshments will be provided, and the poems will help melt all this March snow. If you’re in the area, swing (or cross-country ski) on by!


I’m Reading at Kent State University on October 5

Friends! I’m thoroughly jazzed to announce that I’ve been invited to read at Kent State University on October 5.

This event is a reading and discussion of the flash fiction/prose poem/flash nonfiction linked sequence. I’ll be reading/discussing along with Nin Andrews, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Kathleen McGookey, Lucas Southworth and Molly Fuller, some of my fellow contributors to Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence (White Pines Press, 2016). It’s open to the public and should be a gas. If you’re in the area, swing on by!


Reading by and discussion from contributors to Nothing to Declare: Flash Fiction Sequences:

Nin Andrews, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Kathleen McGookey, Lucas Southworth, Molly Fuller, and Christopher Citro

Nothing to Declare: Flash Fiction Sequences (White Pine Press/Marie Alexander Series, 2016) is the first anthology of this emerging hybrid form. Part prose poetry, micro fiction, or flash fiction, and often a collage of more than one, the flash fiction sequences laces together various stand alone pieces of writing into related larger works.

Reading and discussion will take place at Kent State University; room to be announced.

Co-sponsored by the NEOMFA and the Wick Poetry Center.


Interviewed for The Campbell Conversations on WRVO

I just spent a delightful lunch hour being interviewed about contemporary American poetry, prose poetry, and my book The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy by Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University. My 24-minute interview is scheduled to air this Sunday at 6pm on The Campbell Conversations on the NPR station WRVO Public Media.

You can stream the show HERE when it airs or download a podcast of the episode shortly after.

I’m reading poetry Feb 6 2016 for the Syracuse YMCA LiterarY Brunch

Hi Central New York friends. I’m giving a poetry reading Saturday, February 6 at 11 a.m. as part of the 11th Annual LiterarY Dinner series of The Arts Branch of the Syracuse YMCA to support their After School Arts Programs, serving over 850 children in Syracuse’s inner city. The cost is a tax-deductable donation of $40, and you get a great brunch at the home of Judy Carr, fine company, and me reading poems! Please RSVP before the brunch by email to jcarr96@twcny.rr.com or by phone 560-3484. Please share with anyone who may be interested. Hope to see you there!

Audio of my 10/23/2015 reading at the Downtown Writer’s Center available at Talk About Poetry

I’m delighted to be able to share this audio recording of my poetry reading at The Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse on October 23, 2015. The recording was made by Bob Herz and is released as part of the Talk About Poetry podcast. This recording features poems from my first book, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy, as well as newer work. Thank you so much Bob and thanks again Phil Memmer for inviting me to read!
You can listen on Soundcloud HERE.
You can listen via iTunes HERE.

The Downtown Writer’s Center August Occasion Writing Retreat

A huge, massive, thundering thank you to Phil Memmer, Georgia Popoff, and to my students and my fellow instructors at The Downtown Writer’s Center August Occasion Writing Retreat last month at the Harding Farm in Clinton, NY. That was an amazing and inspiring day.
This was also the first time I read aloud from my new book, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy. An experience I won’t ever forget.

Upcoming Poetry Reading Announced for Feb 9, 2013

I am pleased to announce that I will be reading my poetry February 9, 2013 as part of the Deep Fried Reading Series in Rochester, NY. The series is curated by Albert Abonado, editor of The Bakery. My fellow readers that evening will be Donora Hillard, and Tony Leuzzi.

You can find further information about the reading via the Readings link at the top of this page.