GALLERY: READINGS AND EVENTS

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 End of the tour: concluding the 2017-2018  Another City/Art of Topiary  Tour, @ The Bookstore, Lenox MA August 10, 2018

End of the tour: concluding the 2017-2018 Another City/Art of Topiary Tour, @ The Bookstore, Lenox MA August 10, 2018

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 Matt Tannenbaum, founder and owner of The Bookstore, a great friend to literature: at the Get Lit Bar, August 2018, photo by Amy Gussack in the mirror

Matt Tannenbaum, founder and owner of The Bookstore, a great friend to literature: at the Get Lit Bar, August 2018, photo by Amy Gussack in the mirror

 Amidst a few of Jim Youngerman's  Transparancies

Amidst a few of Jim Youngerman's Transparancies

 Outside The Bookstore in Lenox with Kermit Moyer, to whom  Another City  is dedicated for his "willingness of the heart"

Outside The Bookstore in Lenox with Kermit Moyer, to whom Another City is dedicated for his "willingness of the heart"

 An August night with remarkable people in Lenox, MA,  after seeing  As You Like It  at Shakespeare & Co., set designed by Jim Youngerman, center

An August night with remarkable people in Lenox, MA,  after seeing As You Like It at Shakespeare & Co., set designed by Jim Youngerman, center

 A stunning Berkshires evening with my friend the dancer Jane Goodrich, right, and Dawn Lane at Jacob's Pillow in  30 Love

A stunning Berkshires evening with my friend the dancer Jane Goodrich, right, and Dawn Lane at Jacob's Pillow in 30 Love

 From the  Transparancies  Series: Jim Youngerman's "I Couldn't Afford Such Beauty" @ Lauren Clark Gallery

From the Transparancies Series: Jim Youngerman's "I Couldn't Afford Such Beauty" @ Lauren Clark Gallery

 From left: Moderator Matthew Tannenbaum, musician Johnny Irion, artist Jim Youngerman, and me. A panel on collaboration @ Lauren Clark Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

From left: Moderator Matthew Tannenbaum, musician Johnny Irion, artist Jim Youngerman, and me. A panel on collaboration @ Lauren Clark Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

 Great fun: While Jim set lines from my poetry into the blank spaces of his giclees, Johnny set some of that work to music. 

Great fun: While Jim set lines from my poetry into the blank spaces of his giclees, Johnny set some of that work to music. 

 Poem of the day on July 27, 2018, from  Another City

Poem of the day on July 27, 2018, from Another City

 July 26 2018 at Unabridged Books. With my former AU student and a formidable poet, Zoé

July 26 2018 at Unabridged Books. With my former AU student and a formidable poet, Zoé

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 At the Poetry Foundation in their front room and library on W. Superior St in Chicago, late July.

At the Poetry Foundation in their front room and library on W. Superior St in Chicago, late July.

 In Denver, LoDo, at the Tattered Cover: July 20, 2018

In Denver, LoDo, at the Tattered Cover: July 20, 2018

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 From my reading with the poet Juan Morales at Blo-Back Gallery in Pueblo, Colorado, July 18, 2018

From my reading with the poet Juan Morales at Blo-Back Gallery in Pueblo, Colorado, July 18, 2018

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 Juan Morales reads from his soon to be published,  The Handyman's Guide to End Times

Juan Morales reads from his soon to be published, The Handyman's Guide to End Times

 Melinda and Roger, two spiritual geniuses and my longtime teachers, in the Bessemer neighborhood

Melinda and Roger, two spiritual geniuses and my longtime teachers, in the Bessemer neighborhood

 Old friends and one new in beautiful Pueblo

Old friends and one new in beautiful Pueblo

 Driving from Santa Fe to Pueblo, Colorado

Driving from Santa Fe to Pueblo, Colorado

 Artist, photographer, singer, and friend, Chloe Accardi, at Garcia Street Books. Chloe sang on my album  By & By;  her performance is the gem of the whole project.

Artist, photographer, singer, and friend, Chloe Accardi, at Garcia Street Books. Chloe sang on my album By & By; her performance is the gem of the whole project.

 With Rick and Joanne Hartzel after my reading at Garcia Street Books, 07-15-18. Rick was my father's apprentice back in Philadelphia in the '70s. 

With Rick and Joanne Hartzel after my reading at Garcia Street Books, 07-15-18. Rick was my father's apprentice back in Philadelphia in the '70s. 

 With poet Margi Grady, my host in Santa Fe July 2018

With poet Margi Grady, my host in Santa Fe July 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

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

 Book launch, April 2018

Book launch, April 2018

 Shout out from the P&P reading by my friend and colleague Melissa Scholes-Young

Shout out from the P&P reading by my friend and colleague Melissa Scholes-Young

 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

 With the wonderful poet Rebecca Gayle Howell on my left, after our reading hosted by another very wonderful poet, Jenny Molberg, at University of Central Missouri, October 2017

With the wonderful poet Rebecca Gayle Howell on my left, after our reading hosted by another very wonderful poet, Jenny Molberg, at University of Central Missouri, October 2017