Terrapin Books has accepted my full-length poetry manuscript, Wait, for publication! Wait will be published by March of 2019, and I couldn’t be happier for it to have found a home with Terrapin Books, a publisher dedicated to high-quality, beautiful books of poetry!


Sunday, April 28, 2-3:30 p.m. (2018) — Join me for the fourth Literary Lights reading featuring Rosa Peters, Michael Kiesow-Moore, Stanley Kusunoki, Shannon Schenck, Su Smallen, and Paige Riehl at Blue Harbor Center for the Arts (559 Humboldt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55107)

Sunday, February 25, 2 p.m.  (2018) —  Dore Kiesselbach celebrates his new book Albatross with fellow poets/readers Betsy Brown, Anna George Meek, and Paige Riehl at Common Good Books (38 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105).


I am thrilled to be one of the six finalists for the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry! Thanks so much to Milkweed Editions and Lindquist  & Vennum for this amazing opportunity. You can read more in the Star Tribune.

Join me on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Target Performance Hall in Open Book for the National Poetry Month reading, featuring all six finalists.

The six finalists for the Lindquist & Vennum Prize.From top left to right: Patrick Johnson, Soham Patel, Paige Riehl From bottom left to right: Caitlin Bailey, Michael Torres, Angela Voras-Hills

I’m pleased to announce that Crab Orchard Review has accepted my poem “Restraint” for publication in their double print issue in July 2017!

Saturday, October 15 (2016): I will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival! Join me from 10-11 a.m. at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College table and from 11 – 3 p.m. at the Midway Journal table. I will be signing copies of Blood Ties at the Midway Journal table from 11:30 – 1:30.


Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. (2017) —  Annual Water-Stone Review Publication Reading & Reception at Sundin Hall, Hamline University Campus (1531 Hewitt Ave, St Paul, MN 55104).

Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. (2017— Reading with ARCC colleagues William Breen and Melody Heide at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432.

Tuesday, May 23, 7 p.m. (2017)Join me at Poetry in the Piazza at Barnes & Noble Edina (3230 Galleria, Edina, MN, 55435). I’ll be reading with fellow poets Jeannie Roberts, MaryAnn Franta Moenck, Emilie Buchwald, Connie Wanek, and Molly Sutton Kiefer.

Saturday, May 12, 7 p.m. (2017)—It’s time for the Great Twin Cities Poetry Read! I’ll be representing Milkweed Editions and reading with 29 other poets representing various publishers, reading series, and colleges at Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College (2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454).

Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m. (2017)—Join me at the Bridges Reading Series, hosted by Stanley Kusunoki, at Barnes and Noble (HarMar Mall, 2100 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55113). Featuring Andy Johnson, Micheal Dean, Heid Erdrich, Paige Riehl, Steve Linstrom, and Dore Kisselbach.

Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m. (2017)—Join me at Milkweed Edition’s National Poetry Month Reading at the Target Performance Hall in Open Book. The reading features the six finalists for the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for poetry. (1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book, Milkweed Offices + Target Performance Hall, Minneapolis, MN 55415) The event is preceded by a cocktail party at Milkweed Editions. For tickets to the cocktail party, see The reading is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 22, 7 p.m. (2016)—Join me at “Beyond Bars: A Public Reading” of the Minnesota Prison Writers Workshop. As a mentor for MPWW, I am proud to read some of our mentees’ poetry at Hamline University, Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room, 1537 Taylor Avenue, 
Saint Paul, MN.

Friday, October 7, 7 p.m. (2016)—Reading with poets and colleagues Samantha Ten Eyck and Tracy Youngblom at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432

Thursday, June 23,  7 p.m. (2016) Reading with poets MaryAnn Franta Moenck, Alice Duggan, and Joanne Esser to celebrate the publication of Bees in the Attic by MaryAnn Franta Moenck at White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN

Thursday, June 16, 7:30  p.m. (2016Midstream Reading at Blue Moon building (upstairs), 3820 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, May 29, 7 p.m. (2016) — Mead Reading with poets Amy (McCann) Munson, Brianna Johnson, and Jordan Wiklund at Honey, 205 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Tuesday, January  5, 7:00 pm (2016) —  Reading with poets Ralph Pennel, Joyce Sutphen, and Molly Sutton Kiefer at Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, December 11, 7 p.m. (2014) —  Maeve’s Session Reading with poets Lisa Brimmer, Mark Conway, and Lynette Reini-Grandell at Maeve’s Cafe, 300 13th Avenue Northeast Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, December 4 , 7 p.m. (2014) —  Blood Ties release reading with poets Hallie Wiederholt and Molly Sutton-Kiefer at Micawber’s Books, 2238 Carter Ave, Saint Paul, MN

Friday, November 7, 7 p.m. (2014) —   Blood Ties release party/reading with poets Gretchen Marquette and Kathryn Kysar at Subtext: A Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN

Sunday, September 14, 2 p.m. (2014) —  Launch of So She Had the World, a collaborative project between Deborah Keenan and Susan Solomon connecting the word and the visual with special guests Mary Kane, Dore Kiesselbach, Todd Pederson, and Paige Riehl at The Loft Literary Center,  1011 Washington Ave S, Ste 200, Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m. (2014) — Cracked Walnut Reading Series with Alison Morse, Paula Cisewski, Chris Title, Lynne Kuechle, and Peter Stein at The Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN

Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. (2014) —  Reading with Kirsten Dierking, Melody Heide, Scott Wrobel, and Jasmin Ziegler at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN

Saturday, October 5, 12 p.m.  (2013) —   Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival at Jerebecks New Bohemian Coffee Shop, 63 West Winifred Street, Saint Paul, MN

Tuesday, October 8, 7 p.m. (2013) —  Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival Reading with Marcy Steingberg, Tim Spitzack, Sheronda Orridge and Danny Kleckoat Amore Cafe 879 Smith Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. (2013) — Loft Mentor Series Reading with authors Jewell Parker Rhodes and Jennifer Bowen Hicks at The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South — Suite 200 (Open Book) | Minneapolis, MN

Monday, February 25, 6:30 p.m. (2013) — Red Bird Chapbook Broadside Series–An evening of literature and music featuring contributors to the Red Bird Chapbook Broadside Series and published writers from Braodcraft Press at The Coffee Grounds, 1579 Hamline Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

Monday, Oct 15,7 p.m. (2012) — 2013 Saint Paul Almanac Reading at Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul, MN

Monday, Oct 8, 7 p.m. (2012)  2013 Saint Paul Almanac Reading at Cahoots Coffee Bar, 1562 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

Sunday, May 6, 6 p.m. (2012) — Literary Slam: Battle of the English Professors with Kate Kysar, Scott Wrobel, John Reimringer, Matt Mauch, and Kris Bigalk (moderated by Geoff Herbach and Stephanie Wilbur Ash) at Honey, 205 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

2012 Literary Slam

Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m. (2012) — The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read (GTCPR) with 24 other poets from the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota at Hamline University.

Wednesday, November 30,5:30 p.m. (2011) — Reading with Scott Wrobel, Bill Breen, and Tracy Youngblom-Turner at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Legacy Room, Coon Rapids Campus