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Events & Readings

Patricia Clark (photo credit Chris Clark/Grand Rapids Press)

2019 Readings:

Reading with Rod Torreson, L.S. Klatt & Dennis Hinrichsen from Undocumented. Tues, April 20, 2019, at Books & Mortar Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI. 7 p.m.


Reading with others: Permanent Longing: Connecting Across Borders in Writing about Lost Homelands, Saturday March 30, 2019 at AWP Conference in Portland, Oregon. Reading with Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Richard Robbins, and Lola Koundakjian. Location: to be added.


Reading with others for Plume magazine, offsite at AWP Conference, Portland, Oregon. March 28, 2019.


2018 Readings: 

November 9, 2018. Wellness Collective, Grand Rapids, MI. 7:30 p.m. Part of an exhibit: Ecotone, Edges, Margins: Art & Poetry. Textile art by Ann Baddeley Keister and poetry by Patricia Clark. Through January 11, 2019.

May 5, 2018. 4 p.m. Award reading in Williamsburg, VA at Poetry Society of Virginia's Poetry Festival.

February 7, 2018. 6 p.m. Reading with Roger Gilles on GVSU campus, Allendale, MI. Cook DeWitt. This will feature my new publication Deadlifts from New Michigan Press.

March 7, 2018. PLUME magazine, 7 p.m. at Aloft Tampa Downtown, 100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL. Offsite AWP event in Tampa, FL.

March 8, 2018. 3-4 p.m. Signing at New Michigan Press booth #1521 at AWP Conference in Tampa, FL.

March 8, Donut Anthology (Terrapin Books), 7 p.m. at The Tampa Club, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., an offsite event at the AWP conference in Tampa, FL.

March 9, Signing for The Canopy, 3 p.m. at Terrapin Books booth #536 at AWP conference.

March 10, 11 a.m. Signing both The Canopy and Deadlifts at the University of Houston booth #1525/1527 at AWP Conference in Tampa, FL.

April 7 (Saturday), 6 p.m. in Kalamazoo, MI. Group reading for the Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, edited by Grace Bauer & Julie Kane. Location TBD.

Readings in 2017:
March 28, 2017. 7 p.m. Reading with former Delaware Poet Laureate Fleda Brown. Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

March 29, 2017. 6 p.m. Reading with former Delaware Poet Laureate Fleda Brown, Books & Mortar, 955 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

April 25, 2017. Reading at Skazat! Poetry Series, Sweetwaters Cafe, 123 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

(past) January 21, 2017. 10:15 a.m. at Fountain Street Church. Grand Rapids Rally in Support of the Women's March on Washington. "Poems of Protest." (with other GR poets)

February 2, 2017. 6 p.m. Book launch with Keith Taylor (also launching a new book) in Grand Rapids, MI for The Canopy at Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters, 758 Wealthy St SE, 49503. Will also involve artists and discussion about art & writing collaboration.

Feb 9, 2017. I moderated a panel at AWP Conference, Washington D.C. Uneasy Alliances: Poets Laureate and Government Agencies. Thursday, 9 a.m. - 10:15. Marquis Salon 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two.

February 9, 2017. Book launch for The Canopy at the AWP Conference, Washington D.C. Location: Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Avenue, 7-9 p.m. Sponsored & organized by Terrapin Books. Several poets will read.

February 10, 2017. Book signing for The Canopy, 12:00-12:30 at Terrapin Books (table #525) in the AWP Book Exhibit, Washington D.C. (see map at room).

2016 readings:

December 11, 2016. 6 p.m. Reading for Plume Magazine at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011 New York. I will be reading with several other poets.

September 9, 2016. Reading from Wreath for the Red Admiral and talk to freshman students at Grand Valley State University, 12 p.m. Holton-Hooker Living Center, Allendale campus.

April 23, 2016, Brilliant Books, Traverse City, MI. Participating in a reading launching Dunes Review.

March 30, 2016, Plume at AWP, LACE Gallery, 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. 7 p.m.

New book, The Canopy, available at online bookstores.

See online review of The Canopy here by Marie Orttenburger, in Coal Hill Review online: