Friday, February, 28, 2014
“Poets in Nonprofits: How Changing the World Can Change Your Life.”
Panel Discussion. See participant details below.
AWP Conference
Panel takes place on Friday, 2/28 at 1:30 in Room 301, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3.
Seattle, WA

Michele Battiste (panel moderator) is the author of two poetry collections, Ink for an Odd Cartography and Uprising. She has received grants and awards from the Center for the American West, the Jerome Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Deborah Ager works for an international humanitarian organization. She is author of Midnight Voices and co-editor of both The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry and Old Flame: Ten Years of 32 Poems Magazine.

Samiya Bashir’s Gospel was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and along with her first collection, Where the Apple Falls, the Lambda Literary Award. Her poetry has recently appeared in Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, Cura, and The Rumpus. She teaches creative writing at Reed College.

Kristen Hanlon is a freelance writer and editor. Her poems have been published in Colorado Review, Puerto del Sol, Interim, New Orleans Review, and Volt. She is the author of a chapbook, Proximity Talks, and for several years she edited Xantippe, an annual journal of poetry and reviews.

Shin Yu Pai is the author of several poetry books inlcuding AUX ARCS, Adamantine, Sightings, and Equivalence. A former curator for the Wittliff Collections, she has served as the acting managing director for the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation.


Sunday, March 23, 2014, 5-7 pm
Reading + Panel Discussion
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St)
New York City

Moderator: Miriam R. Haier.

Prominent American poets read their contributions to this anthology and engage in a discussion about what’s Jewish in Jewish poetry. Featuring Edward Hirsch, Jacqueline Osherow, Victoria Redel, Amy Gottlieb, Nomi Stone, Judith Baumel, Deborah Ager, Jason Schneiderman, Sharon Dolin and Cheryl Fish. A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion.


Thursday, April 10, 7 PM:
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
—part of the Why There are Words series
Readers: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Susan Cohen, Lucille Lang Day, Melissa Stein, Colleen McKee, Lee Slonimsky, Julia Levine
Sausalito, CA


Sunday, April 27, 2014, afternoon/time TBD
Poetry Reading
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
Skirball Jewish Center
Readers: TBD
Los Angeles, CA


Sunday May 4, 2014 afternoon/time TBD:
Poetry Reading
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
Poetry Flash reading at Diesel Bookstore
Readers: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Susan Cohen, Lucille Lang Day, Matthew Zapruder, Melissa Stein, Colleen McKee, Julia Levine
Oakland, CA


Sunday, May 2-4, 2014
Poetry Reading
“Readers from The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry”
6th Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Readers: Lori Desrosiers, Ellen Goldstein, Joy Laden, Rachel Trousdale.
Salem, MA


Sunday, July 20, 2014, 3 PM:
Book Launch/Reading
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
Sunday Kind of Love Reading Series
Readers: Kim Roberts, Pia Borsheim, Rachel Malis, and others TBD
Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Streets, NW
Washington, DC


Sunday, January 19, 2 PM
Poetry Reading
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
Bird & Beckett Books, 653 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Readers: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Susan Cohen, Lucille Lang Day,
Melissa Stein, Colleen McKee, Julia Levine
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014, 6-8 PM:
Poetry Reading
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
Poet’s House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
Readers: Elizabeth J. Coleman, Jeff Friedman, Amy Gottlieb, Burt Kimmelman, Judith Kerman, Hila Ratzabi, Victoria Redel, M. E. Silverman, Nomi Stone
New York City

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8 pm:
Book Launch + Reading
The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
Oseh Shalom
Readers: Yvette Neisser Moreno, Pia Borsheim, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Rachel Malis
Laurel, MD

Host of Poetry Reading
32 Poems Magazine anthology reading
McGreevey’s Pub
March 7, 2013, 7 pm
Boston, MA

Poetry Reading
Wor-Wic Community College
Friday, October 21, 2011, 7 pm
Salisbury, MD

Poetry Reading
Kal Book Arts
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7 pm ET
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Deborah Ager reads with Marie-Elizabeth Mali.

Poetry Reading
Knowledge Commons
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 4 PM ET
Metro platform at Metro Center
Join Deborah Ager for a unique poetry reading. We’ll start with a poetry reading on the Metro’s red line, cross into Virginia, exit at Arlington National Cemetery, work on a generative writing exercise, board the train, share our work (if we wish) and do a Q&A, and then go on our merry ways.

Social Marketing for Writers
Conversations and Connections Conference 2011
Johns Hopkins University in DC
Panel discussion: Dan Brady, Will Grofic, Deborah Ager
TOPIC: What does Web 2.0 have to do with writing? As communications technology advances at lightning speed, it’s hard to keep up with the hot new thing, let alone figure out how it might help you in your writing and publishing efforts. On this panel, writers and editors deeply involved in social media share strategies for successfully using digital tools to achieve your real world goals.

Twitter Poet Party
Sunday, October 24, 2010, 9 PM ET
Readers/Tweeters: D. A. Powell, Susan Rich, January O’Neill, Kelli Agodon, Collin Kelley, Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Free and open to the public.
Follow hashtag #poetparty on Twitter
Follow Deborah/32Poems on Twitter

Poetry Reading
Sotto Voce Poetry Festival
Friday, October 1, 2010, 2 PM
Deborah Ager, Amy Holman, and Terri Witek
Byrd Center for Legislative Studies Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Publishing panel (Deborah Ager, Peter Stitt)
Sotto Voce Poetry Festival
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 4:30 PM
Scarborough Library, Shepherd University
301 N. King Street | Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5001

Poetry Reading

Friday, September 24th, 7:00 PM
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, (corner of Dodworth St),
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013 (718) 453-6343

Poetry Reading
Saturday, September, 4 at 11;15 AM
Decatur Book Festival
Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA

Craft Talk
Thursday, April 15, 4:00 PM
SUNY Fredonia
202 McEwan Hall, Fredonia NY

Poetry Reading
Deborah Ager & Aliston Stine
Thursday, April 15, 7:00 PM
SUNY Fredonia
202 McEwan Hall, Fredonia campus, Fredonia NY

April 2-3, 2009:
Editors’ Weekend
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Friday, March 26, 3:10 PM
Poetry Reading and Craft Panel
Deborah Ager, Sandra Beasley, and Valzhyna Mort
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064

March 10, 2009: Poetry Reading
Drake University
Time: 7:30 PM
Des Moines, IA

March 9, 2009:
Poetry Reading
Time: 8:00 PM
Grinnell, IA

February 1 – March 22, 2009:
Risky Writing: Poetry Workshop
6 Mondays
Writer’s Center
Time: 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Bethesda, MD

December 6, 2009:
Deborah Ager & Reb Livingston
Writer’s Center
Time: 2 p.m.
Bethesda, MD

November 14, 2009:
Book Marketing Workshop:

Marketing is Not a Dirty Word; Discover How to Sell Your Book

Writer’s Center
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Bethesda, MD

November 10, 2009:
Poetry Reading
Periodically Speaking Series
New York Public Library
New York, NY

October 15, 2009:
Poetry Workshop, Writer’s Center

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. for six weeks

Writer’s Center

Bethesda, MD
September 22, 2009:
George Mason University
Deborah Ager & Charles Jensen
Fall for the Book Festival
Time: 12 noon

Friendship Heights Center

Fairfax, VA
September 21, 2009:
Cafe Muse
Deborah Ager & Deborah Bogen
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Friendship Heights Center

Chevy Chase, MD

September 13, 2009:
DeBaun Arts Center Reading

TIME: 2 p.m.
Hoboken, NJ
May 21, 2009: Poetry Reading, Cheryl’s Gone Series

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Big Bear Cafe
1st and R NW, Washington, DC
May 16, 2009:
Poetry Reading, Studio 4214
Deborah Ager & Charles Jensen
7 p.m., Hyattsville, MD
Email me if you want to attend:
deborah at 32poems dot com

April 23, 2009:
Poetry Reading
Deborah Ager & Marilyn Nelson
College of St. Rose

7:30 p.m., Albany, NY

April 16, 2009:
Poetry Reading, Coastal Carolina University

Wall Aud., 4:30 p.m., Conway, SC

April 13, 2009:
Poetry Reading, Busboys and Poets at Shirlington Village

4251 South Campbell Ave

Arlington, VA 22206

(703) 379-9757

Arlington, VA

April 11, 2009: Johns Hopkins University

10:30 a.m., Washington, DC

Writers Connect Conference

“Rethinking Methods in Poetry Publishing”

(Reb Livingston, No Tell Motel and No Tell Books; Adam Robinson, Publishing Genius; Kyle Dargan, American University; Deborah Ager, 32 Poems)

April 5, 2009: National Museum of Women in the Arts
2 p.m., Washington, DC
Reading from the Wom-PO (women’s poetry) anthology

April 4, 2009: Poetry Reading, Private Residence

Time TBD, Washington, DC
With Dan Albergotti