With my soul friend and mentor, Parker Palmer, who read from his new collection of essays and poetry, "On the Brink of Everything," Madison Wisconsin, July 11 2018

With my soul friend and mentor, Parker Palmer, who read from his new collection of essays and poetry, "On the Brink of Everything," Madison Wisconsin, July 11 2018

 Reading from The Art of Topiary and Another City: such a beautiful event at "Room of One's Own" in Madison

Reading from The Art of Topiary and Another City: such a beautiful event at "Room of One's Own" in Madison

 June 29, 2018 in Chapel Hill at Flyleaf Books. Reading from  Topiary  and  Another City;  Joe Fletcher read from his debut book  The Hatch

June 29, 2018 in Chapel Hill at Flyleaf Books. Reading from Topiary and Another City; Joe Fletcher read from his debut book The Hatch

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 June 26, 2018. Performing from  By & By  and reading the Isaac P. Anderson series in  Another City  at Potter's House in Columbia Heights, D.C., near the location of Stone General Hospital, where Anderson was incarcerated from November to June, 1863-1864.

June 26, 2018. Performing from By & By and reading the Isaac P. Anderson series in Another City at Potter's House in Columbia Heights, D.C., near the location of Stone General Hospital, where Anderson was incarcerated from November to June, 1863-1864.

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 Hald Hovedgaard, where I spent summer residency during June 2018: view from the Oak Forest

Hald Hovedgaard, where I spent summer residency during June 2018: view from the Oak Forest

 Carsten René Nielsen reading translations from Another City at Hald Hovedgaard; I followed with my translations of his Forty-One Objects

Carsten René Nielsen reading translations from Another City at Hald Hovedgaard; I followed with my translations of his Forty-One Objects

 We're not bog gods; though Carsten seems to be in danger of being swallowed by a fern. At the Aarhus Book Festival on June 17, 2018

We're not bog gods; though Carsten seems to be in danger of being swallowed by a fern. At the Aarhus Book Festival on June 17, 2018

 With the great Paul Guest in Charlottesville, reading together at New Dominion Bookshop May 2018

With the great Paul Guest in Charlottesville, reading together at New Dominion Bookshop May 2018

 My final event as Department Chair for Literature, American University May 2018

My final event as Department Chair for Literature, American University May 2018

 Politics and Prose, April 7 2018

Politics and Prose, April 7 2018

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 Wonderful late November 2017 event at the Japanese embassy with my Translation course: a talk on the haiku by Matthew Levitas (center). Students wrote haiku on "American emptiness" to be displayed in the empty installment boxes between exhibits.

Wonderful late November 2017 event at the Japanese embassy with my Translation course: a talk on the haiku by Matthew Levitas (center). Students wrote haiku on "American emptiness" to be displayed in the empty installment boxes between exhibits.

 With Jan Wagner and Yusef Komunyakaa, New York City, November 18, 2017

With Jan Wagner and Yusef Komunyakaa, New York City, November 18, 2017

 With Jan Wagner, reading from  The Art of Topiary,  Washington DC, November 13, 2017

With Jan Wagner, reading from The Art of Topiary, Washington DC, November 13, 2017