Mayn't We Struggle

Here's a list of poetry things:  

1. Read at LitHop April 29. 

2. Helped organize and present the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center's benefit on April 30.  

3. Attended Queen Bean Poetry Night; read "How to Find Someone or Something by Praying."

4. Wrote poem for Amgen VIP event, May 4.  

5. Judged Merced College's first poetry slam on May 4. Outdoors, 97° heat in early May. Thanks, Obama. 

6. Ordered poetry books for my library: Solmaz Sharif, Danez Smith, Layli Long Soldier, Gillian Wegener, Dana Koster, Linda Scheller. 

6.5. Helping Linda Scheller celebrate her new book, Fierce Light, at party this afternoon.

7. Emceeing/reading poem from Item 3 at City of Modesto's Poets' Corner Reading on Sunday May 7. 

8. Second Tuesday Reading at the Barkin' Dog on May 9. 

9. Mai Der Vang will read at Dana's series at Tri-Chromatic Gallery on Fri. May 12.  

10. Writing poems with Dana Koster at Cosmic Gathering on May 13: "Seedy Poetry: Poems. Wishes. Curses."  

11. Die.