Poetry Readings

I have given readings of my poetry for a variety of events, ranging from living-room salons to large conferences. Other events have included festivals, retreats, and poetry reading series. My readings are typically a mix of the following original work, including both serious and humourous content: 

  • haiku and senryu
  • tanka
  • translations from the Japanese
  • American Sentences (Allen Ginsberg’s form)
  • longer poetry
  • prose poetry
  • collaborative poetry (renku, rengay, tan-renga, and other forms)
  • haiga and photo-haiga (requires PowerPoint and a projector/screen for display)
  • occasionally short fiction

I also have slide shows with my poetry, photography, and music, and have performed with musicians on various instruments, and often include a poem or two by other poets for added variety. I can tailor a reading for your particular preferences, including both adult and child/youth audiences, and can also integrate readings into generative and instructional workshops.