I will be delivering a series of lectures across the country on poetry and poetics as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. Please visit the Bagley Wright Lecture Series website for more information or see my schedule below. If you have questions about the series or would like to be added to the invitation email list please email ellen [dot] welcker [at] gmail.com. All lectures are free and open to the public.


Monday, November 27, 2017
KGB: Monday Night Poetry (with Shane McCrae and Christine Gosnay)
New York, NY

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Launch of The Racial Imaginary Institute’s Whiteness Issue
With readings by: Steven Glavey, Cathy Park Hong, Joy Katz, Nicole Sealey, Simone White, Rachel Zucker
New York, NY

February 22-25, 2018
“You are Who I’m Talking To: Poetry, Attention, and Audience”
Bagley Wright Lecture Series at University of Arizona Poetry Center

Four days of readings, lectures, and conversations featuring Dorothea Lasky, Joshua Beckman, Timothy Donnelly, Srikanth Reddy, Terrance Hayes, Rachel Zucker, and Matthew Zapruder.

Friday, February 23, 1-2:30pm

Panel: Poetry + Social Engagement with Terrance Hayes, Timothy Donnelly, Rachel Zucker, Matthew Zapruder (Mary Dearing Lewis Garden-Poetry Center)


Saturday, February 24, 1-2:30pm:

Panel: Poetry + Autobiography with Rachel Zucker, Joshua Beckman, Srikanth Reddy, Dorothea Lasky (Poetry Center Rubel Room)





Portland Literary Arts, Seattle Arts & Lectures, University of California Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Poetry Foundation, Yale University, The University of Texas at Austin, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Jewish History Museum, University of Arizona Poetry Center, The Library of Congress, Washington University, Empire for Phantom Books, Bryant Park, Tavern Books at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, Couplet Reading Series, The Poetry Brothel, McNally Jackson Books, Virginia Tech, Pen Parentis, Poet’s Forum (The New School), Brooklyn Book Festival, City Lights (San Francisco), St. Mary’s College, Type Books, Skanky Possum, BLT Salon, Teachers and Writers, KGB, NYU Creative Writing Series, Cornelia Street Cafe, Shakespeare and Co. (Paris), Strand Book Store, Hudson Valley Writers Center, Tel Aviv University, Emotive Fruition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fireside Follies, NYU Bookstore, Smith College, Athens Cultural Center, Green Store (Belfast, ME), Microscope Gallery (‘Lectric Collective), Literary Death Match (Paris), Yeshiva University Museum, Book Culture, Harvard, Stella Adler Gallery, Sarah Lawrence, Lillian Vernon Writer’s House (NYU), Woodstock Memoir Festival, American Library Association, Barnard College, Housing Works, National Arts Club, Poets Outloud, ACA Galleries, Wesleyan University, Knitting Factory, Jewish Community Center, Labyrinth Books, KGB, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, Underwood Poetry Series, Makor, Harvard Advocate, The New School, Tattered Cover, Jade Creek Books, Prairie Lights Bookstore, Columbia College (Chicago)