8/18: Writing in Color Retreat, Denver

I’ll be supporting Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s Writing in Color Retreat, a convening designed to support Black, Indigenous, and other people of color writers. I’ll be on a panel devoted to publishing and will share a bit my experiences having my books published and working with various editors and publishers over the years.

4/27: Counterpath

Writer, video artist, and human-being-with-feelings Jason Lipeles will be in residence at Counterpath for the last two weeks of April. Closing event Thursday, April 27, 7pm, with readings by Manual Calvillo de la Garza, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Jan Verberkmoes.

At the Counterpath Residency, Lipeles will complete the last piece in his video trilogy, “Two Clocks.” This series references Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (Perfect Lovers) (1991) that consists of two round clocks touching on a wall. Initially, the clocks move at the same pace until they inevitably go out of sync. The first two videos take song and prayer as inspiration to meld together fractured time. The third video in the series will respond to Wayne Koestenbaum’s relationship to the AIDS crisis in his published works. Just as Koestenbaum does not have a “Jewish” or “queer” book, he does not have an “AIDS” book. Instead, the reader is left with fragments. Lipeles’s work will cross decades of Koestenbaum’s oeuvre to excavate new knowledge only acquired by seeing time shot through these shards.

UNTITLED at Denver Art Museum: Sammy Lee and Franklin Cruz: April 28th, 2023

The Untitled Series at Denver Art Museum this month will feature two of my favorite Colorado artists–visual artist Sammy Lee and poet Franklin Cruz! Please mark your calendars and join in for this after-hours artist takeover.

I’m honored to help activate the night by leading some Offbeat Art Tours! I’ll be in Orientalist drag as Silk Road charlatan Dr. Doo to offer some absurdist reflections on cultural mis-representation.

There’s SO MUCH that’s happening that night–all thanks Franklin and Sammy’s fabulously creative minds. I’m excited to support them and DAM by making community a verb.

Collaboration with Melissa Dunphy premiers

I just got news from composer Melissa Dunphy of Mormolyke Press that a composition I supported premiered at the Association for Opera in Canada’s National Summit, performed and published by BIPOC Voices. The libretto was from a poem I had written to celebrate my friend, poet Dorothea Lasky. I love that this work is out in the world in this way!


A short poem from Solar Maximum was just reprinted in the latest edition of Issues in Science and Technology, a journal hosted by Arizona State University.

I was thinking through the biological processes of death, sun spot activities, and trying to reckon with the collapse of the totalized field of consciousness that death entails. So; I wrote some things down.

March 6-7, 2023: UCCS

I’ll be reading some poems and leading a deep listening workshop at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. On Monday, March 6, I’ll be giving a craft talk at 2pm, then reading at 7pm–both at the Heller Center.

On Tuesday, I’ll be leading a somatic workshop for a performance arts class on deep listening. I’m particularly excited to run this workshop again–it’s something I developed for the Kundiman writing residency, and helps us develop a capacity to relate to the entire planet.

Feb 23: Sydney, Australia

I’m making an appearance at Our Songs, a new occasional reading series hosted by Astrid Lorange and Andrew Books!

What: UNSW Poetry & Poetics presents: Our Songs, a Reading Series

When: Thursday February 23, from 6:30–8pm

Where: The Black Box, D Block, 1st Floor, UNSW Art & Design (cnr Greens Road and Oxford St, Paddington)

Who: Sueyeun Juliette Lee; Anupama Pilbrow; Rachel Schenberg; Tom Melick.

Why: We need more poetry readings!

Snacks?: Of course.

MING Studios: January 20th, 2023

I will be sharing work in Boise, Idaho at MING Studios in a few weeks. I’m incredibly excited to connect with artists and the creative community up there. I’m particularly eager to learn more about the ecological and land related art projects that folks are developing.

The last time I was in Boise, I wasn’t able to explore the landscape as it was a fly in/fly out situation to facilitate. I’ll have the weekend in town and hope to get some quality outdoor time, too. I’m being generously hosted by Justin Hayes from the Idaho Conservation League, and am so grateful for his kindness and support.