Coming February 1 and February 4: Sestina book launch, Poetry Forum at New School



February is a big month for me, shameless self-promotion-wise at least, and it all begins with two dates coming up in New York City. Here are the details.

Saturday, February 1 at 3pm will be The Incredible Sestina Anthology Launch Reading at Poets House, down in the Battery Park area at 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282. There are so many awesome poets coming to read sestinas you don’t even know. OK, I guess I’ll let you know: It really is an all-star cavalcade of sestina masters: David Lehman, Sharon Mesmer, Sparrow, Jade Sylvan, Victor Infante, Marilyn Nelson, Patricia Carlin, Sharon Dolin, Scott Edward Anderson, Michael Costello, Jason Schneiderman, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Jenna Cardinale, Brendan Lorber, Ned Rust, and others. The event is free and you should come.

Then, on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30pm, I’ll be reading from The Incredible Sestina Anthology and talking with David Lehman at The New School’s Poets Forum. Klein Conference Room (Room A510), Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY. Please come for what promises to be a great discussion about sestinas, anthology-making, and a few surprises. The event is free and you really should come.

More details about both of these events are at

Coming up: Cambridge on February 10, NYU Bookstore on February 19, Chicago on February 21, and then Seattle on Februrary 27.


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