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May 2020

A Virtual Reading with Michael McGriff and Robert Walicki

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

White Whale Bookstore hosts an online evening of poetry with Michael McGriff and Robert Walicki. White Whale says "head to our Bookshop site's list titled 'Recent and Upcoming Events (Pre-order!)' to order one of Bob's books and several of Michael's. You can also check out other curated lists and picks on our main site page, or use the search bar in the upper center-right to look for any book. (Using the book's ISBN usually works best.)" This event will be hosted on…

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HRC Fireside Chat With Pulitzer-Prize Winning Poet Jericho Brown

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jericho Brown joins Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David to discuss the resilience of the Black LGBTQ community and celebrate the power and importance of poetry as a vehicle for calling out injustice. Watch here: https://www.hrc.org/resources/fireside-chat-with-pulitzer-prize-winning-poet-jericho-brown

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A Virtual Reading with James Richardson, Nancy Reddy, and Emily Van Duyne

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Stockton University presents a virtual reading with James Richardson, Nancy Reddy, Emily Van Duyne, livestreamed using Zoom. You don’t need to create a Zoom account in order to "attend," but you do need access to a computer, smart phone or other telephone. You can tune in from your computer or smart phone by clicking this link: https://stockton.zoom.us/j/99598899950.  You can also call in to listen from a landline or cell phone. Dial 929-436-2866 and enter meeting ID: 995 9889 9950

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SPEAK. EASY. // A Virtual Reading Series presents John Freeman, Mary-Kim Arnold, and Jenny Zhang

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Twenty Stories LA presents SPEAK. EASY.—a virtual reading series with your favorite authors. On May 16, SPEAK. EASY. welcomes John Freeman, Mary-Kim Arnold, and Jenny Zhang to read from their latest works, followed by a conversation and audience Q&A, hosted by Emory and Alexa, owners of Twenty Stories. The event is free. Join here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/speak--easy---a-virtual

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Virtual Event: A Poetry Reading with Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

A virtual reading with Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor, hosted by Brookline Booksmith, who says "Grab a drink and get ready for some poems. Settle in for some breath music. Join Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor to celebrate their new collections. Tess’s book Rift Zone offers poems for an apocalyptic California– the precarious places, the fault lines in whose midst we (all over America) already live. Her poems are also replete with valley girls, strip malls, ancient trees, new primates, upthrust soils.…

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WNP Poetry through the Pandemic presents Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ada Limón, Andrea Gibson, and Nickole Brown 

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Kollective Coffee+Tea's long-standing Wednesday Night Poetry event continues its poetry open mic with a reading featuring poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Ada Limón, Andrea Gibson, and Nickole Brown.  The reading will stream live on WNP's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WednesdayNightPoetry/

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Our Homes, Our Bodies, Our Imaginations: How Place Shapes Identity with Philip Metres, Lisa Olstein, and

May 19 @ 6:00 pm CDT

Virtual Views and Brews presents Our Homes, Our Bodies, Our Imaginations: how place shapes identity. Join KUT's Rebecca McInroy in conversation with poet Philip Metres, poet and memoirist Lisa Olstein, and anthropologist Meena Khandelwal,  to talk about everything from how we experience pain collectively, to the fragmented memories that shape our imaginary, to the gendered aspects of space and time.  Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/our-homes-our-bodies-our/register

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Columbia University presents HERD: A Reading feat. Bibbins, Fischer, Gilbert, Lasky, McCrae, & Paredez

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Columbia University presents an online reading featuring Mark Bibbins, BK Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Dorthea Lasky, Shane McCrae, and Deborah Paredez. Register here: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArduyppjMjE9IrXntPqBadkosGzg1EC4Bk

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A Reading Series: Reading #1 featuring Dana Levin, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Michael Klein, and Carl Phillips

May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

This digital poetry reading series begins with a virtual reading featuring Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Michael Klein (Curator), Dana Levin, and Carl Phillips. Registration required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-poetry-reading-series-1-tickets-105000643752

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The Racket Weekly: THE LONG GONE with Keith S. Wilson

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

This week, The Racket celebrates Chicago-based poet Keith S. Wilson, author of Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love. The event's theme—THE LONG GONE—"digs into the idea of what we long for in the past and in the future. The people, the places, the experiences—all of those we've left behind." Doors at 7. Show at 7:15. Find the access link here (beginning May 20): https://www.facebook.com/events/308632716790102/

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