IT IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH (celebrate responsibly)!

I look to be all over the state this month, so come out! Whatever you do, put a little poetry into your life this month:

April 7th, 2pm: I’m reading for The Schoolhouse Art Gallery (427 Main Street in Brownville).  After the program we have refreshments. The reading is themed as: “In the Woods: Poems about trees and nature.”

April 9th, 6pm: I’m the opening act for Charlie Peck, releasing his new book “The World’s Largest Ball of Paint” at The Bookworm Bookstore (2501 S 90th St). See all the details at:

April 13th, 1-2 and 2:30-3:30pm: I’m leading a poetry writing workshop and doing a reading at Espressions: Coffee and Community (1117 M St, Aurora). 1-2 is a writing workshop in the back room. It costs $10, please register in advance. 2:30-3:30 is a free reading and Q&A. See details, including registration info at:

April 18th, 12-1:30 and 7-8pm: I’ll lead a workshop and do a reading at the Kearney Public Library (2020 1st Ave, Kearney). The workshop (with lunch!) costs $15 and you can register here: The reading is free and has more info right here:

April 25, 3-3:45pm: I’ll be reading and answering questions at an Elwood Public Schools assembly which is open to the public (502 1st Ave, Elwood).

April 25th, TBA: A reading in McCook!

April 27th, 7pm: I’m part of Delights and Shadows: A Tribute to Nebraska Poet Ted Kooser at The Church Reformed Art Space (3101 S 20th St, Omaha). A director from the Omaha Playhouse will direct actors in dramatic readings from Kooser’s collection at this free event.

I’ll also be doing other events like running a few writing groups, reading for a conference in Grand Island, a Lincoln Rotary meeting, and appearing at Marian High School, St. Augustine Indian Mission, Macy Public Schools, Waverly Middle School, and Hayes Center Public Schools.