ON TOUR: Greenstreet, Ackerson-Kiely, Dolack


Watercolor mountains, school in session, and chimneys ablaze, autumn is the perfect time to hit the road for a reading tour — and this is one you cannot miss.

The fabulous Kate Greenstreet has nabbed fellow poets Paige Ackerson-Kiely and DJ Dolack for a string of mid-October dates across Eastern Canada and New England. All three are supporting recent work from two of the most respected small presses around.

Ackerson-Kiely’s most recent book, My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer (Ahsahta), was easily one of the best books of 2012. It was also recently lauded by Michael Robbins in the Chicago Tribune as “funny and wild with expertly conceived images,” Ackerson-Kiely’s ability to “[set] the woods on fire” also won her the 2006 Sawtooth Poetry prize for her first book, “In No Ones’ Land.”

Dolack’s first collection of poems, Whittling a New Face in the Dark, was recently released by Black Ocean. Timothy Donnelly calls it a “complex, hard-won, and ultimately affirming achievement,” and Dolack has been warming up with recent readings in Boston and his home city of New York. Check out this interview for Rob Mclennan’s blog and pick up his book direct with free shipping (as always) from Black Ocean.

Kate Greenstreet continues her massive cross-country tour supporting her new collection, Young Tambling (Ahsahta). Greenstreet’s trek began this past January in New York City, and it will bring her full circle this fall and winter. Here’s a great review of that book at the Kenyon Review, and please head over to Greenstreet’s website to see what a real 2013 poetry tour looks like.


Catch these three coming across the boarder with pumpkin spice and dead yellow leaves on their breath.


Get out there and breathe the air! Go!

T O U R     DU     N O R D,     O C T O B R E :


Monday 21 OCT 2013
7:30 pm (doors open at 7)
The Factory Reading Series
The Carleton Tavern
223 Armstrong Street
(at Parkdale; upstairs)
Ottawa, ON Canada

Tuesday 22 OCT 2013
8 pm
Argo Bookshop
1915 Ste. Catherine West
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M3

Thursday 24 OCT 2013
7 pm
Falling Water School
7 Frog Hollow Alley
Middlebury, VT

Friday 25 OCT 2013
8 pm
Yes! reading series
Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12210

Saturday 26 OCT 2013
Flying Object
42 West Street
Hadley, MA 01035



More Greenstreet readings below (get your scrolling finger ready!):


Sunday 27 OCT 2013
5 pm
with Arielle Greenberg and Gail Hanlon
RiverRun Bookstore
142 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Wednesday 30 OCT 2013
“Haunted: Growing Up Female”
with Arielle Greenberg
hello hello books
316 Main St.
Rockland, ME 04841

Friday 8 NOV 2013
6 pm
with Tamiko Beyer and Deborah Poe
Publicly Compex Series
Ada Books
717 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Sunday 10 NOV 2013
3-6 pm
reading & conversation with Rachel Levitsky and Stephanie Strickland
What’s Hot salon series
Becca Klaver’s apartment, NYC
email me for details

Monday 11 NOV 2013
7 pm
with Jennifer Firestone, Lucy Ives, Stephanie Strickland, and Idra Novey
163 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tuesday 12 NOV 2013
7:30 pm
with Tyler Flynn Dorholt and
Abraham Smith
Triptych Readings
Envoy Enterprises
87 Rivington St.
(between Orchard & Ludlow)
New York, NY 10002

Wednesday 13 NOV 2013
7:30 pm
with Karen Garthe, Stephanie Strickland, and Jean Valentine
house reading, NYC
email me for details

Thursday 14 NOV 2013
12 pm
visit to Jennifer Firestone’s class
Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College
The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

7:30 pm
with Jennifer Firestone, Jenn McCreary, and Pattie McCarthy
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Friday 15 NOV 2013
7 pm
with DJ Dolack
Stain of Poetry
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY

Sunday 17 NOV 2013
3 pm
with DJ Dolack, Julie Carr, and Chris Nealon
In Your Ear
DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW
Washington DC

Tuesday 19 NOV 2013
8 pm
with DJ Dolack
Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles
Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday 22 NOV 2013
with D. Nurske and Vijay Seshadri
Indy Hall
22 North 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Monday 25 NOV 2013
6:30-8 pm
with Jean Valentine
New York Zendo
223 E 67th St
New York, NY 10065

Monday 16 DEC 2013
8 pm
with Jenny Browne, Carmen Gimenez Smith, and Tamiko Beyer
Outpost 186
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday 18 DEC 2013
6-7:45 pm
with Jenny Browne, Carmen Gimenez Smith, and Stephanie Strickland
Perfect Sense Series
Cornelia St. Cafe
29 Cornelia St
Greenwich Village, NY 10014