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(Jake’s Book & Claire Donato’s Work)

This leg of my readings for Someone’s Utopia  is LOBSTER UTOPIA. I’ll be cavorting w/Jake Reber through the Northeast, hoping to hear Jake read as extensively as possible from the gospel of Lobster Genesis


Washington, DC

May 20 | in your ear | 3 PM | DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St NW, Washington, DC | Reading with Jake Reber, Claire Donato, and Ian Hatcher.

Baltimore, MD

May 22 | Unicorn Pizza: Featuring Baltimore and Buffalo Literary Artists|6:30 – 8:30 PM | Roosevelt Park Skate Park | w/Amanda McCormick, Tyler Mendelsohn, Jake Reber, and Baltimore sunset.

Pittsburgh, PA

May 24 | PITTSBURGH HOUSE PARTY THING, w/Llore & Soft Gondola.

May 25 | White Whale Bookstore | 7-9 PM | 4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | w/Jake Reber, Lauren Russell, and Malcolm Friend.

Philadelphia, PA

May 26 @ Big Blue Marble Bookstore | 551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119 | Tarpaulin Ocean: Reading with Kim Gek Lin Short and Declan Gould.



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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag,, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.


  1. Joe!!

    Real bummer news… I’m going to be at a conference when you’re reading here in Pittsburgh. I’ll talk you up and make sure my friends go to see you read and say hello, but I’m super bummed we can’t have you over for dinner or hang out. I hope everything goes well for the mini-tour!

    • joescirehall

      Hey Moriah, Hope the conference goes well. We’ll miss you but I’ll look for yr friends!

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