Events and Readings

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7 PM PT (10 PM EST): Poetry Square with Diane Funstun’ Yubba Sutter Arts and Culture’s poet-in-residence. Also reading are Cheryl Latif and Julian Mathews .

Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7:30 AM at the Bloomsburg Public Library. David and Micah will be reading from their new collaborative poetry chapbook Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems. An open mic will follow the reading.

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 9:30 AM at the historic Priestley Chapel in Northumberland, PA. First live and in-person reading in over a year! This is part of the Priestley Chapel’s secular music and spoken word series.

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Ross Library‘s Zoom Room

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM with Poems at the Pub from Dugan’s Pub‘s Zoom room and streamed live to Facebook.


March 6, 6:30 pm at the Slanted Art Co-Op Gallery is located at 180 Church Street, Montrose. Reading with my son, Micah Bauman. The First Friday reading will be held from 6:30-7:30 and will be followed by questions for the poets and an open mic opportunity. Please bring along a poem to share, if you’d like. The poetry read must be your own work. Light refreshments/beverages provided.


October 17, 11:00 amNorthampton Community College, Monroe Campus, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville, PA. This will be part of their Arts and Lecture Series. It’ll be a 45 minute reading, followed by a question and answer period and book signing.

October 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Lower Macungie Library Poetry Coffee House. Reading and craft talk with professors Eric Chiles, Brian Fanelli, and Robert Fillman. For adults and teens. To attend or sign up for the open mic, follow this link. Lower Macungie Library at 3450 Brookside Rd., Macungie, PA 18062 United States

May 5, 9:30 am. Featured poet at First Sunday service of music and the spoken word at Priestly Chapel, Northumberland, PA.

April 20, Poetry Reading with guest star, Micah James Bauman at my old stomping grounds, Annie Halenbake Ross Library in Lock Haven, PA.

April 10: Poetry Reading at the West Pittston Library, West Pittston, PA with Dawn Leas and Erin L. Delaney. Refreshments, open mic involved, so please join us! 6:00 pm.


Jefferson Market Library, NY, NY

Voices of Poetry Reading at the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Ave of the Americas at 10th St, New York, New York. The time is 6:00 to 8:00 PM and I’ll be reading with Justin Boening, author of Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last Day; Devon Walker Figueroa, co-founding editor of HorsetheifBooks; Jennifer Colella Martelli, author of The Uncanny Valley; and Francine Witte, author of Not All Things Burn the Same.

I am looking forward, not only to the reading but to checking out this gorgeous building, which was formerly the 1877 Jefferson Market Courthouse. It’ll be a pleasure to be reading in the village again, and this time seeing it from the tower.

Tuesday, June 26:

Poetry at the Pub! 7 to 9 pm at Dugan’s Irish Pub in Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Reading and drinks to celebrate the release of Angels & Adultery and Moons, Roads, and Rivers. Special guest readers are Erin L. Delaney, Joel Showalter, and Micah James Bauman. Here’s a link to the event details on Facebook. I’ll add a link to the post here shortly.

Sunday, June 3:

Featured Poet at the Priestley Memorial Chapel’s monthly secular service of music and the spoken word. Copies of both chapbooks will be available for signing!

Thursday, May 31:

Word Fountain’s Spring/Summer release party and reading at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Not reading my own stuff, but will be reading a few pieces from contributors.

Friday, March 23:

Poetry Panel at the PCEA (Pennsylvania College English Association) 2018 conference at the Hotel Bethlehem. “what is / a poet—if any  / exists?”: Poets and Building Community. With Robert Fillman, Dawn Leas, and Eric Chiles.

Wednesday, April 4:

Joint reading at Bloomsburg University with Grant Clauser, author of The Magician’s Handbook (PS Books, October 2017) and Reckless Constellations (2016 Winner of the Cider Press Review Book Award, January 2018). 7:00 pm in Monty’s on the upper campus, Bloomsburg, PA.  Grant and I did a joint panel discussion for undergraduate writing majors at BU in November, and it was fantastic to share the podium with him again.

Saturday, January 27: 

Moons, Roads, and Rivers Reading at the Annie Hallenbake Ross Library, 232 West Main Street in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania at 2:00 pm.

Saturday, February 3:

Word Fountain Workshop at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre with cover artist and co-editor Ainslee Golomb. 10:00am to 1:00pm. Sign up by calling the information desk at 570-823-0156.


Wednesday, November 15:
Launch of Philip F. Clark’s The Carnival of Affection. 7:00 pm at the Bureau of General Services-Queer Division, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, NYC.

Thursday, November 2, 2017:
Word Fountain Reading and Launch of the Fall/Winter 2017 issue. 6:00 pm, Reading Room of the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Friday, October 5, 2017: 12 noon:
Panel with Grant Clauser: How can undergraduates build a career from their college experience. 5:00 pm Panel with various artists, including BTE’s Samantha Norton, about Arts in the Community.

September 21, 2017:
Voices of Poetry Reading in NYC. 7:00 pm at the Cornelia Cafe with Philip F. Clark, Jennifer Franklin, Kim Berner, and Neil Silberblatt.

Thursday, May 19, 2017:
Word Fountain Reading and Launch of the Spring/Summer 2017 issue.  6:00 pm, Reading Room of the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Tuesday, March 7, 2017: 7:00 pm
Reading with 2 Bridges Review at the KGB Bar, NYC