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Events & Readings

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

2023 Readings:

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7 p.m. Aretha's Jazz Czfe, 350 Madison St., Detroit, MI 48226. Four readers: Dwight "Skip" Stackhouse, Alexander Morgan, Terry Blackhawk, and Patricia Clark.


Tuesday, March 21, 4 p.m. World Poetry Day, on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUZjgdPcE-Y&t=17209s


Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Stateside Michigan Public Radio interview, https://www.michiganradio.org/show/stateside/2023-03-21/stateside-tuesday-march-21-2023 (2nd segment of show). See links page with direct link.


Thursday, March 9, 2023, Blue Moon Tavern, Seattle, Washington, an AWP offsite reading. "Honoring the Elders: Great Pacific Northwest Poets (a celebration).


Friday, February 24, 2023, 6 p.m. Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. A group reading in support of Ukraine.



2022 Readings:

Tueday, November 15, 2022, Normal Public Library, Normal, IL, "Poetry is Normal" reading: Patricia Clark & Alice Friman. See link at youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVnPw4brrQg.


2021 Readings:

**November 14th (Sunday), 4 pm EST (1 pm PST), Eastern Oregon University, David Axelrod and Patricia Clark. Link to register:



**April 25th, time 12 noon PDT/3 p.m. EDT, Cultivating Voices out of Olympia, WA. Readers are: Patricia Clark, Leslea Newman, Seymour Mayne, and Elaine Nadal.  Link: https://tinyurl.com/sevr3pjy


**April 17th, 2021 8 p.m. EDT, at the North Bend Public Library (Oregon) in honor of National Poetry Month: Albert Garcia, Patricia Clark, and Tom Mitchell. There's a Zoom link:  us02web.zoom.us. If you have any trouble, email me at patriciapoet@gmail.com and I'll send you the link again.


**March 10th, 2021, 7 p.m. EST, WNP (Wednesday Night Poetry), one of four featured readers. Archived here: 


**Woodland Pattern Bookstore, Milwaukee, WI. January 30, 2021, a marathon benefit reading. I'm in day one, the first hour (and I'm near the end of that hour). See links below.

The Marathon will be livestreamed via Crowdcast. If you click on this link, you can register in advance to attend: https://www.crowdcast. io/e/poetrymarathon2021/ register. Crowdcast offers live chat, which is a wonderful way to connect in real time! The Marathon will also be simulcast through our YouTube channel. Each day's broadcast has its own link:

DAY ONE Saturday, January 30th: https://youtu.be/m_ 2Bme48tJ8

**Cultivating Voices, online reading: April 25, 2021, time to be announced.


2020 Readings:  


December 20th (Sunday), @3pm EST. I will be reading as part of the Lit Youngstown News Authors Series. Reading with Jan Beatty and Yvonne Zipter. Archived on youtube: just search for Lit Youngstown.


Find a link here: 



(past readings, 2020)

December 1st (Tuesday), @7 p.m. EST. I will be reading with poet Fleda Brown at Friends of Theodore Roethke in Saginaw, MI (virtual). info at:



November 1st (Sunday), @3p.m. EST, I will be reading with others from the Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. My poem in the anthology is called "Tomboys." Find reading on Facebook, search Nasty Women Poets.



**Remember that if you order a book, I'm more than happy to send you a signed bookplate to place in your book. Write to me @ patriciapoet@gmail.com and I will send it to your mailing address at no charge to you.


2019 Readings:

Reading with Terry Blackhawk and Rick Robbins at Books & Mortar Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2019.


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.

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