January 15 – deadline for submissions to Stoneboat Literary Journal. For more information and submission guidelines, go here.

January 15, 2019 – deadline for submissions to From Everywhere a Little: A Migration Anthology: We are looking to create an anthology of poems that speaks to the broadly defined theme of “migration.” This includes migration (of people, animals, and ideas), immigration (in current events and throughout history), cultural movement through time and space, taking root in a place, finding home wherever we find ourselves, and being a collaborative citizen of the world. The title is inspired by the words of Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler who wrote in his song Movimiento (Movement):

“I’m not from here
But you’re not either
From nowhere entirely
From everywhere a little”

 We invite all poets living in the United States to submit their best work. We prefer poems that do not exceed one page (38 lines, 70 characters per line), but we will make exceptions if warranted. We prefer new poems, but will consider previously published poetry with acknowledgements. Please send 1-3 poems in the body of an email to by January 15, 2019. Use the subject line: Submission: Migration. Also include your full name and email address. Contributors receive one copy. There is no submission fee. Dawn Hogue and I look forward to your submissions.

January 16, 23, 30, Playing with Poetry Workshop
12:00 noon to 12:50 at the Sheboygan Senior Activity Center, led by Lisa
Poems are not just mysterious, rhyming texts that you had to memorize in high school. In this three-part series, we’ll explore different ways that you can make poetry from your everyday life. Using prompts, questions, observations, memories, found phrases, and more, you will have fun playing with poetry. Each session has a different focus. Session 1: memory. Session 2: nature. Session 3: ideas about the world. Come to all three or just one. Rest assured, there are poems in you, waiting to be written!

Tuesday, March 12, Wilde Readings
7 p.m.  
– I will be one of the featured readers at the Wilde Readings in Howard County, Maryland, at the Columbia Art Center in Columbia (Long Reach Village Center). Thank you, Laura Shovan for this invitation.

Sunday, April 6, Poetic Pairings
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. I will be one of the poet responders at this event at the Manitowoc Public Library

Sunday, April 7, Poetic Pairings: How Poetry Speaks
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Come to the Rocca Room of Mead Library and enjoy our fourth annual Poetic Pairings event, in which 10 members of the greater Sheboygan community will be paired with 10 poets. In those pairings, you will hear and see the magic happen.

Saturday, August 10, The Water Poems 
10:00 a.m. – noon. Come and enjoy poems on the topic of “Healing Our Waters,” on the terrace of Mead Library.

Saturday, September 28, 9th Annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change open mic
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Mead Public Library