The British poet Tom Pickard is presently traveling across the United States (from West to East) on a reading tour to support his recent publication, Ballad of Jamie Allan. Tom’s reading at Berkeley can be seen on YouTube. A report (by Don Share) on his Chicago reading with Elizabeth Arnold can be found here.
The remainder of his tour schedule is as follows:
September 25 (Thursday), 4 pm: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
September 29 (Monday), 6:30 pm: Roger Williams University. Bristol, Rhode Island.
October 2 (Thursday), 6:30 pm: CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street, New York.
October 5 (Sunday), 5:30 pm: Old Goat Pub, 33 Main Street, Richmond, Maine.
October 7 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm: Bates College, Maine.
October 8 (Wednesday), 8 pm: Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine at Orono.
His readings have included heartbreaking ballads, documentary poetry, and erotic lyrics of “terrific economy, swiftness and obscene (and alas unquotable) directness” (Maureen McLane, Chicago Tribune); as well as a good joke about Dick Cheney and a duck.