upcoming reading at Spotty Dog Books in Hudson, NY!

Volume Reading Series, a monthly reading series, co-curated by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf French, is happening again Saturday, October 12 at 7PM, and I’m looking forward to reading from my new book, THE SUN A BLAZING ZERO, along with writers Leland Cheuk and Elissa Altman. Yay to Spotty Dog Books in Hudson, NY who host this reading series! More info here

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Newfound Journal, Issue 2

New poems by Steven Alvarez, James Shea, and yours truly, in the new issue of Newfound!

A serene fog of moons sprinkled with plums

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Mind’s Eye—MCLA & MassMOCA Symposium

The schedule is up for this symposium!

“Slow: A Symposium in Praxis & Theory”—a one-day interdisciplinary event hosted by MCLA and MASS MoCA—will be held at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA on Friday, November 1, 2019. The symposium will feature over 40 speakers from a range of scholarly and creative disciplines including keynote lecturer, Tina Campt, Owen F. Walker Professor of Humanities and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and author of Listening to Images (Duke UP, 2017) and Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe (Duke UP, 2012).

I’ll be moderating and presenting on a panel, Traces & Tracing: Slowness as an Approach to the  Phenomenological in Creative Writing, with Shena McAullife, Union College – “Trace as in Map, ”Adam Tedesco, Independent Artist – “Trace as in Follow,” and Shira Dentz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – “Trace as in Remainder”

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Kelly Lydick interviews me in the Fall 2019 print issue of Rain Taxi Review of Books

Kelly Lydick interviews me about my most recent books, how do i net thee and the sun a blazing zero, and my forthcoming book, Sisyphusina from Pank Books in “Shira Dentz: The Arc, the Form, the Formless | interviewed by Kelly Lydick”


Volume 24, Number 3, Fall 2019 (#95)
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new poem in Dream Pop

Dream Pop #8 is out with new work! “No one spoke”


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Four poems in Black Sun Lit

Your heart’s a vase,
green light for the many,
loose change.

You lean again to sit quietly.

Breaths are halations through which we trail space.

Shira Dentz, “Perishables are upon us”

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July 2019 readings

Writers and Words, Tuesday, July 9th, 7 p.m. | Charmington’s | 2601 Howard St, Baltimore, MDfeaturing Shira Dentz, Kelsey Austin, Adam Tedesco, & Mika Quinn

The Bohemian Book Bin, hosted by Teresa Costa, Thursday, July 11, 7PM | Kingston, NY featuring Adam Tedesco, Shira Dentz

So & So Books, Saturday, July 13, 7PM | 704 N Person St., Raleigh, NC

Chop Suey Books, Sunday, July 14, 6PM | 2913 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA

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Chautauqua Writers’ Festival 2019

Chautauqua Writers' Festival panel

Reclaiming Voice: The Recuperative Promise of Poetry

Posted by Chautauqua Institution on Friday, June 21, 2019

Lisa Fay Coutley, Jericho Brown, Adam Tedesco, Richard Hamilton, my fellow panelists on “Reclaiming Voice: The Recuperative Promise of Poetry” live on Friday, June 22nd at Chautauqua Writers’ Festival! And thanks to Lillian-Yvonne Bertram and Atom Atkinson!

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Up ahead this June!

Chauttaqua Literary Festival 2019, “Reclaiming Voice: The Recuperative Promise of Poetry,”  Panel: Jericho Brown, Lisa Fay Coutley, Shira Dentz, Richard Hamilton, Adam Tedesco; Ballroom, Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall, June 21, 1PM

Also, I’ll be reading for Poets in Pajamas, a Bi-Monthly Reading Series hosted by Sundress Publications on June 23 at 7PM EST.
Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on June 23, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact. Anna Black will host.

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One-Day Intensive: Prose Poem Workshop 2

This Sunday, June 9, I’m teaching a prose poem workshop at Hudson Valley Writers Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY, 12:30–4:30. More info and registration here

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