To schedule readings or other events, email me at: jperrine [at]

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Upcoming Readings & Events:

Feb 24, 10pm-11pm: The first episode of my new poetry radio show, “The Occasion,” will air on KBOO 90.7 FM. The themed show airs monthly on fourth Mondays and features interviews with poets, who read new poems written for the show, offer a selection of their “greatest hits,” and recommend some of their favorite poems. February’s theme is “Leap,” and my guest will be Brittney Corrigan.  (Upcoming featured poets and monthly themes are TBD–contact me if you’ll be in the Portland area and are interested in a guest spot!)

March 7, 11am-2pm: I’ll be a mentor at Community Profile‘s workshop at the Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi, Portland. The workshop is free and open to all LGBTQ+ folks, regardless of writing experience.

March 19: I’ll be in Yuma for a craft talk, Q&A, & poetry reading at Arizona Western College.

April 17: I’ll be in Washington for Literary Bingo to kick off the Orcas Island Lit Fest Lit Walk in the village of Eastsound. The all-star lineup: Brian Benson, Kate de Gutes, Kate Gray, Keetje Kuipers, Missy Ladygo, Margaret Malone, Nastashia Minto, Jennifer Perrine, Sara Rivara, Natalie Serber, and Armin Tolentino. Candy will be flung. Prizes will be won. Bring your best game!

May 13, 7pm: I’ll be reading at Incite: Queer Writers Read, Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Street, Portland. Free and open to all.

May 16: I’ll be teaching a poetry workshop at the Compose Creative Writing Conference at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

Recent Readings & Events:

Writers in the Schools (WITS) Reading, Portland, OR, December 5, 2019

Last Friday Poetry Group, The Book Bin, Salem, OR, September 27, 2019

Pickathon, Pendarvis Farm, Happy Valley, OR, August 3, 2019

Writers of Color Spring Showcase, Literary Arts, Portland OR, May 22, 2019

Rose City Book Pub, Portland, OR, April 19, 2019

Rattle Minifest, Wrightwood, CA, April 14, 2019

Airlie Press Poetry & Pinot, Devil’s Den, Portland, OR, March 29, 2019

Literary Bingo, Lilla Lit, Portland, OR, March 29, 2019

Literary Arts, Portland, OR, March 20, 2019

Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, March 14, 2019

Dorsa Brevia, Portland, OR, February 23, 2019

Literary Arts, Portland, OR, February 7, 2019

Portland Book Festival, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, November 10, 2018

Literary Bingo, Lit Crawl, Portland, OR, November 9, 2018

Why There Are Words PDX, Portland, OR, May 20, 2018

Unchaste Readers Series, Portland, OR, March 21, 2018

Nasty Women Poets Anthology Reading, Portland, OR, March 17, 2018

Nasty Women Poets Anthology Reading, Eugene, OR, February 1, 2018

Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA, April 6, 2017

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, November 5, 2016

1000 Words or More Reading & Music Series, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA, June 23, 2016

Major Authors Reading Series (MARS), Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, April 28, 2016

Prairie Schooner Book Prize Reading & Celebration, Lincoln, NE, March 1, 2016

Decorous: Art and Poetry, Des Moines, IA, February 24, 2015

Observable Reading Series, St. Louis, MO, December 8, 2014

Women Write Resistance Reading, Omaha Lit Fest, September 13, 2014

The Laugh Child Reading Series, Des Moines Social Club,  July 12, 2014

Saints at Yoga: A Poetry Reading, Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 11, 2014

Women Write Resistance Reading, Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, DC, March 28, 2014

Women Write Resistance Reading, AWP Conference, Seattle, February 28, 2014

Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, October 23, 2013

Visiting Writers Series, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, October 9, 2013

SPECTRA Poetry Reading Series, Rock Island, IL, September 12, 2013

Women Write Resistance Reading, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 5, 2013

WOW! Wonder of Words Festival, Des Moines, October 28, 2012

Beaverdale Books, Des Moines, June 20, 2012

Visiting Writers Series, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, April 16, 2012

Celebration of Literary Arts, Des Moines Area Community College, April 2, 2012

Guest Writers Series, University of Utah, March 22, 2012

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Carmel, California, February 18, 2012

Poets in Print Series, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Michigan, January 28, 2012

Younger American Poets Reading Series, Des Moines, April 7, 2011

The Writers Forum, SUNY Brockport, March 23, 2011