November 15, 2016: The Hub City Writers Project announced their New Southern Voices Poetry Prize today. The submission period is between January 1 and April 17, 2017. I will be the final judge! 

July 9, 2016: The second half of a short video I made in Fairbanks, Alaska, which features my poem "In the Beginning," was published on the Voluble channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books today. 

July 8, 2016: The first half of a short video I made in Fairbanks, Alaska, which features my poem "Musica Universalis in Fairbanks," was published on the Voluble channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books today. The poem first appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review.

June 23, 2016: The Boston Review published a review of Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art and Craft of the Writing Life, the anthology edited by Katrina Roberts that includes my essay "What Spills Over & What Urges the Spill."   



more to come


February 2, Thursday
U of U Dept. of English & CWP and SLC Arts Council's Guest Writers Series
Reading with Jessica Alexander
Finch Lane Gallery
Salt Lake City, Utah

June 19 - June 25, Monday - Sunday
Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference 
Keynote Speaker: Tracy K. Smith
Readings, Craft Talks, and Workshops with Elizabeth Bradfield, Janice N. Harrington, Ravi Howard, Ernestine Hayes, and Ander Monson 

more to come

Select Past Events

November 8, 2014 Fairbanks Arts Assoc. Reading Series, Fairbanks, AK

April 12, 2014 Festival of Faith & Writing, Grand Rapids, MI

March 19, 2014 Spirit Lake Reading Series, Duluth, MN

February 27, 2014 Milkweed Authors Reading, Seattle, WA

February 21, 2014 UAA Kenai Peninsula College, Homer, AK

February 8, 2014 Tuzzy Consortium Library, Barrow Alaska

November 9, 2013 Georgia Literary Festival, Milledgeville, GA

June 16, 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, Homer, AK

May 20, 2012 Poetry Conference at the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN

September 26, 2011 Writers and Critics Series, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

April 29, 2011 2nd Annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, Normandale Commmunity College, Bloomington, MN

April 2, 2011 She Said, He Said Reading, Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, Bemidji, MN

February 10, 2011 The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series, Hope College, Holland, MI

January 2, 2011 Poetrio Reading Series, Malaprop’s Bookstore / Café, Asheville, NC

October 23, 2010 Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

August 24, 2010 Word for Word Reading Series, Bryant Park, New York, NY

August 11, 2010 Bemidji Book Festival, Bemidji, MN

April 17, 2010 Alabama Book Festival, Birmingham, AL

April 3, 2010 Black Nature Anthology Reading, Poets House, New York City, NY

September 24, 2009 Sustainable Literature Reading Series, UW-Barron County, Rice Lake, WI

April 10, 2009 Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series, UA-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

February 26, 2009 Glass Bookcase Series, Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, UW-Madison, Madison, WI

January 26, 2009 Sarabande Reading Series at the Pink Door, Louisville, KY

November 16, 2008 Park University Ethnic Voices Poetry Series, Kansas City, MO

October 5, 2008 Litquake Literary Festival, San Francisco, CA

April 9, 2008 Ringing Ear Anthology Reading, University of Houston, Houston, TX

April 4, 2008 Flannery O’Connor Festival, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

April 3, 2008 Cave Canem Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

October 4, 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize Reading, NYU, New York City, NY

February 21, 2007 Writer’s Voice Series, Chico State University, Chico, CA