Events, Readings and Signings

Jen Karetnick head shot Books & Books 9
at Books & Books Coral Gables, 2018

 

Watch: SoFloPoJo Reading, 2017

Watch: Miami Book Fair Interview with SoFloPoJo, 2016

Watch: Books & Books Coral Gables Reading, 2014

 

UPCOMING

CANCELED due to COVID-19

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

  • Friday, April 17, 2020
  • 9:45am to 11:15am

Poetry XIII. From West Side Story to Judge Judy: Poems of Film, TV, & Song

PHILADELPHIA MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Conf Room 307

CANCELED due to COVID-19

 

SPLIT THIS ROCK POETRY FESTIVAL

Raising Their Voices: Collaging as Confrontation (Homestead Detention Center)
Presenters: Catherine Esposito Prescott; Jen Karetnick; Mia Leonin; Caridad Moro

George Washington University’s Cloyd Heck Marvin Center 
800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

CANCELED due to COVID-19

AWP CONFERENCE

  •   to
  • AWP ConferenceHenry B. González Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas

New Nature: Rewriting Place in the Anthropocene

Split Rock Review celebrates eight years of publishing literature and art that centers on place, environment, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. Four featured authors published by Split Rock Review will read and discuss how their work explores place and complicates the traditions of nature poetry in the Anthropocene. A Q&A session will follow the reading.

Presenters: Jen Karetnick, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Rachel Morgan, Wendy Oleson

Organizer/Moderator: Crystal S. Gibbins

Location: Room 006D, Henry B. González Convention Center

 

Black Crow Cafe

  • February 22nd, 2020
  • 7 pm

in the Old Northeast Neighborhood, St. Petersburg, FL

Florida’s poet laureate Peter Meineke, Jen Karetnick, and Carlos B. Andre

JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA-FIU

Elizabeth Jacobson, Jen Karetnick, Elisa Albo

Monday, April 15, 2019

7 pm

301 Washington Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

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BOOKS & BOOKS SUNILAND

Jen Karetnick & Roy Luna, Featured Readers

& Open Mic for Five-Minute Pieces

Wednesday, March 13, 6pm – 8pm

11297 South Dixie Highway

Pinecrest, FL 33156

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NEW ORLEANS POETRY FESTIVAL 2018

POETRY READING

Jen Karetnick, Jade Quinn, Valerie Wallace, Su Zi

New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave.

Mezzanine: 2nd floor, top of lobby stairs

 

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NEW ORLEANS POETRY FESTIVAL 2018

PANEL

Coastal Poetics: Crafting Erosion and Absence

When poets live on a coast, they’re constantly observing change. Like life itself, what is landscape one day may be gone the next, swept away by storms or rhipped away, quietly and unseen. In these times of climate sickness, how do poets craft work about what will always, in a way, become either the absence or a source of the absence? Should they eulogize the coast? Should their work risk joy? Or are they required to medicate poems and aim them, arrows of foreshadowing, toward the chronically ill future? In other words, is the role of poets who live on dying coasts to give witness? If so, how do their poems reconcile and reflect these dichotomies—observation of loss, memorializing what’s left—in both content and form? Panelists, all widely published who live on coasts, read their work and discuss how writing in unstable environments is like moving through the stages of grief, considering whether they even have the choice but to gird their poems’ architecture with the stilts of dread, anger, urgency and mourning.

New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave.
Rooftop: 4th Floor, Stairs or Elevator to 4th Floor

 

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SWWIM Every Day/Rise Up Review off-site AWP SISTER reading

Hosted by editors Jen Karetnick, Catherine Esposito Prescott and Sonia Greenfield

SWWIM Rise Up

Featured readers:
MB McLatchey (SWWIM)
Caridad Moro-Gronlier (SWWIM)
Jenny Molberg (SWIMM)
Sarah Carey (both)
Nicole Callihan (both)
Michele Leavitt (both)
Jessica Johnson (RUR)
Nickole Brown (RUR)
Arminé Iknadossian (RUR)

March 8, 9:00 PM

The Attic Cafe, 500 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

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POETRY READING WITH:

About Place Journal, sponsored by the Black Earth Institute

along with their fellows and other contributors at this off-site AWP event

Black Earth AWP Reading

March 8, 4:00 PM

The Attic Cafe, 500 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

 
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POETRY READING WITH:
 
CATHERINE ESPOSITO PRESCOTT, ALEXANDRA LYTTON REGALADO,
JEN KARETNICK 
 
 

FEBRUARY 25, 2018

 

 

BOOK SIGNING WITH:

The Sagamore Miami Beach

Best “Room with a View”

500HS MIAMI cover front High res

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6-9 pm

1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Jen reading at The Betsy 4
at The Betsy Hotel – South Beach, 2019