AWP 2019 – Rigorous Reading

There’s no better way to kick off AWP than reading the first night you land on the West Coast. Such a great way to reunite with old friends and partake in the love we have for writing.

I feel very fortunate to have had a chance to read with wonderful writers such as Hari Alluri, Laurin DeChae, Steven Dunn, Wendy Chin, Rone Shavers, Kenning JP García, and others.

If you missed this reading you can click here and listen to all the wonderful Rigorous Readers [here].

See you next year in San Antonio 2019!

Photos of: Hari Alluri, Rone Shavers, Laurin DeChae, and Kenning JP García.

Zinc Bar Reading Series in NYC

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to read at the Zinc Bar located in Greenwich Village with Chris Patrick Lopera and Salman Rayhan Patwary. Chris is a Colombian-American poet from New York. Salman is a writer from New York pursuing a BFA in writing at Brooklyn College.

The Zinc Bar has a relaxed and chill environment. In addition to jazz the Zinc Bar has had a regular poetry reading series every Sunday with doors opening at 4:30 pm and the readers starting at 5:00 pm. Joe, Alex, and Douglas have been hosting the reading series for about 25 years, give or take two years, and are wonderful people to work with.

During the event they “Pass the Hat” for donations. While all donations are optional they do suggest a $5 per guest donation but are open to any contribution you can give. All the proceeds are split between the readers for that night.

If you find yourself in the area on a Sunday then stop on by to listen and support visiting poets. I’m definitely looking forward to reading again and visiting in the future.