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I hope you’re all well in this strange, transitional time. A few updates on the Borderline Fortune book tour…

Tomorrow—Wednesday, Oct. 27—I’ll be reading with former California poet laureate Carol Muske-Dukes, the National Poetry Series judge who selected my book, at Chevalier’s in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. Pre-order a signed copy and register here.

On Friday, Oct. 29, I’ll be doing a virtual reading and conversation with Milkweed NPS poet Devon Walker-Figueroa, hosted by Left Bank Books of St. Louis and streaming live on Facebook and YouTube.

Check out my events page for more appearances through November 17.

If you missed the Elliott Bay Book Launch with Entropy editor Janice Lee or the Annie Bloom’s conversation with Ecco NPS poet Amanda Moore, you can watch the recordings:

I invite you to listen to my conversation with KPFA’s Sabrina Jacobs, host of the climate show A Rude Awakening, on the ecological themes in the book as well as the larger climate issues we’re collectively facing. (My segment starts after the news headlines, around the 8-minute mark.)

I always want to invite more people into the poetry space and dispel the myth that there’s an inborn ability to “get” poetry, so I really enjoyed this conversation with Amichai Levy on Borderline Fortune and the potential of poetry in general:

rob mclennan’s innovative writing and editing have been on my radar since grad school, so it was an honor to participate in his 12 or 20 Questions series. There are also two excerpts from Borderline Fortune up today in SWWIM in anticipation of my talk for the Miami Book Fair next month.

My reading at San Francisco’s Green Apple Books on the Park represented the first in-person stop of the tour (video), and it was a great homecoming alongside Steel Toe Books poet Jenny Qi, whose debut collection, Focal Point, is out now.

If you haven’t gotten your hands on Borderline Fortune yet, Green Apple, Chevalier’s, and Elliott Bay Book Co. all have signed copies available. Hope to see you on the road!

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