Upcoming Events

During this pandemic, I’m offering remote workshops, poetry readings, classes, and one-on-one teaching.

Want to book something? Contact me!


Past Events

Anja Notanja Sieger and I ran a radio show as The Subtle Forces every Tuesday on Riverwest Radio for over a year. The Subtle Forces was an improvisational literary radio show in which we examined the numerous subtle forces that permeate our lives. Click here for the show archives.

On February 20th, 2014, I appeared on Burdock Radio to discuss poetry with Keith Gaustad. The archived show can be found here.

March 9th, 2014. “Burdock Presents: Amanda Huckins, Nikki Wallschlager, Freesia McKee, David Press.

March 30th, 2014. “Newfangled Tradition” reading with Anja Notanja, Kavon Jones, Keith Gaustad, and Molly Snyder. 4:00 pm, Beulah Brinton House.

April 19th, 2014. 2:00 pm–How to Get Your Writing Published Workshop with the Milwaukee Writers Resource Network.

June, 2014. details TBA–Milwaukee Writers Resource Network spring recital.

June 16th, 2014. 9:00 pm–Poet’s Monday Feature Reading. Linneman’s Riverwest Inn.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. Group reading at the Racine Correctional Institution with Nick Demske and other Wisconsin poets.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015. I’ll be introducing KJ Prodigy at cream city LIVE! also ft. Jeffrey Allen, Duriel E. Harris, and Roberto Harrison. University Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery, 7:00-9:00 pm.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Guns & Money, a CultureJam MKE Exhibition. Visual literary installation with Anja Notanja Sieger. 228 S. 1st Street. 7:00-11:00 pm.

Monday, May 11th, 2015. I’ll be doing a short collaboration during JoAnn Chang’s feature at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn. Open mic at 7:30, feature at 9:00.

Friday, May 15th, 2015. “Visual Music” with the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network at Art*Bar Riverwest. Poetry, music, and visual art. 6:00-11:00 pm.

Late May (TBA), 2015. “Our Ineluctable” Microlights reading with KJ Prodigy, hosted by Mike Hauser.

Friday, May 30th, 2015. Rust Magazine Release Party. Aura, 1011 N. Astor Street.

Friday, June 12th, 2015. Featured poet at “The Eclectic Experience” hosted by KJ Prodigy. 926 E. Center Street, 6:00-10:00 pm.

Monday, June 15th, 2015. My annual feature at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn. Open mic at 7:30, feature at 9:00.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015. BONK! reading in Racine.

Sunday, January 10th, 2016. Living Activism Music & Poetry benefit for People’s Books Cooperative. The Coffee House, 1905 W. Wisconsin Avenue. 7:00-9:00 pm, free will donation.

Friday, January 15th, 2016. Going Solar! benefit to install solar panels on Riverwest Public House. 815 E. Locust Ave. 9:00-11:00 pm.

Thursday, January 21st, 2016. No Mic Open Mic hosted by Ed Wingard. People’s Books Cooperative, 805 E. Center Street. Starts at 7:00 pm, $2 cover.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Books to Prisoners – fundraiser and poetry reading. Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center Street. 6:00 pm, $5/free will donation.

Saturday, January 30th, 2016. 22nd annual Woodland Pattern Poetry Marathon. 11:00 am hour hosted by KJ Prodigy.

Thursday, February 24th, 2016. “Music Under Glass” series with the Universal Love Band at the Milwaukee County Domes, 6:30 pm.

Friday, February 26th, 2016. “Old School Love” Eclectic Experience at the Jazz Gallery ft. Chakara Blue and Fivy. 926 E. Center Street, 6:00 pm.

Saturday, March 19th, 2016. “Riverwest Follies,” Polish Falcon, 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016. “Cries for Justice” poetry reading and chapbook release. Woodland Pattern, 7:00 pm.

April 14-17, 2016. “Poetry on the Move: Engaging New Readers and Writers” panel with Margaret Rozga, Angie Trudell Vasquez, and Portia Cobb at the Split This Rock poetry festival, Washington, D.C.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016. Earth Poets reading at the Urban Ecology Center, 8:00 pm.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. Panel about writing and incarceration in Wisconsin at the Fox Cities Book Festival with Bruce Dethlefsen, Laurel Bastian, and Steel Wagstaff. 10:00 am, Copper Rock Coffee, 210 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016. Featured poet at Word Stock, Var Gallery.

March 3rd, 2017–#QueerHeretoStay benefit for CourageMKE in Milwaukee

March 10th, 2017, 7:00 pm–“Milwaukee Resists” at Woodland Pattern. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

March 12-18th, 2017–“Map of Things No Longer Here” residency in Grinnell, Iowa.

March 18th, 2017–Nasty Women Reading at the Arts + Literature Laboratory. Madison, Wisconsin.

March 19th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm–Spring Equinox Celebration at the Milwaukee County Domes.

March 25th, 2017, 7:00 pm–Riverwest Follies at the Polish Falcon in Milwaukee.

April 11th, 2017, 6:00 pm–Eat Local :: Read Local National Poetry Month Event.

April 19th, 2017, 7:00 pm–Great/After Magazine Release Reading & Release

April 21st, 2017–Performing the work of Dominic Inouye at the Pfister Hotel

April 29th, 2017–Reading at the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Conference in Milwaukee.

April 29th 2017, 8:00 pm–Earth Poets 30th Anniversary Reading at The Coffee House, Milwaukee.

April 30th, 2017, 2:00 pm–“Milwaukee Poets of Resistance” at UntitledTown Book & Author Festival. Green Bay, Wisconsin.

May 8th, 2017, 6:30 pm–Featured poet at Buzz Cafe in Oak Park, Illinois.

May 25th, 2017–Release reading for Gathering Place of the Waters Milwaukee poets anthology, Riverwest Public House, 7:00-midnight.

June 4th-17th, 2017–Map of Things No Longer Here: Phonebook of Special Skills residency in Grinnell, Iowa with Grin City Collective.

October 12th, 2017–Release reading of Caitlin Scarano’s debut collection Do Not Bring Him Water from Write Bloody Press. Woodland Pattern.

My release reading for How Distant the City will take place on January 21st, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. I’ll be reading with Cathleen Chambless and Corey Ginsberg.

March 24th, 2018–South Florida Poetry Journal reading series in Fort Lauderdale with Caitlin Scarano.

July 27th, 2018. A Queer Goodbye: Spoken Word & Song at 5:00 pm at L.Mercado Studios in Hollywood, Florida.

July 30th, 2018. Poetry Night with Bryon Cherry at the Jazz Estate in Milwaukee.

September 22nd, 2018. Viewfinding Queer Poetry Collaboration unveiling at 2:00 pm in Riverside Park, NYC.

March 2nd, 2019. I’ll be facilitating the “The Writing on the Wall” poetry workshop with Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, Florida. $10.

March 10th, 2019. I’ll be co-facilitating “Beautiful Translation” poetry workshop at TransCon in Miami. Free and open to the public.

March 23rd, 2019. I’ll be sharing “Queer Orienteering: LBGTQ History in Miami Poetry” at the Crossroads of the Transatlantic Humanities Student Conference at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My co-presenters on the panel “In Search of a Friendlier Climate: Miami as a Crossroads in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction” are Jemercis Lazo and Terin Weinberg.

March 24th, 2019. You are invited to “Writing in Queer Spaces” a workshop with Reading Queer in collaboration with HistoryMiami’s special photo exhibit in downtown Miami.

March 29, 2019. AWP Offsite Reading with Headmistress Press in Portland, Oregon. 7:00 pm at Like Nobody’s Business, 904 NW 23rd Ave.

April 13th, 2019. The Subtle Forces present The Advice Tent in collaboration with O, Miami and the Perez Art Museum in sunny Miami! More details TBA.

August 2019. “Cross-Training for Poets: Writing Book Reviews” workshop at the Arts & Literature Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. More details TBA.

May 22nd, 2020. SWWIM Poetry Reading Series at The Betsy Hotel with Naoko Fujimoto.


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