Jun 3

Minneapolis—Rustbelt Poetry Festival 2017 Indie Competitor

This is my first time competing at the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Festival. It's open to the public, so grab your tickets now if you will be in the area!

June 2nd through June 3rd

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

FB Event Page (and tickets): here


7:30 pm19:30

Chicago Slam Works Team Slam Finals

Watch me compete as one of the finalists for one of only two spots available on the Chicago Slam Works' team, competing at the National Poetry Slam in Denver this summer!

Underground Wonder Bar
710 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60654

$5 donation (goes to the team)

7:00 pm19:00

Chicago, IL — Feature at A10 in Hyde Park

Come out to Acoustic Vibes, hosted by DXTR Spits, featuring Andy Karol, Lester Ray, Two Wrongs, and Tiff Beatty.

7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. open mic, 9 p.m. features
$5 suggested donation
A10, located at 1462 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615


7:00 pm19:00

Green Mill Solo Feature- Chicago, IL

Check out the legendary Green Mill Jazz Lounge in Uptown (Chicago)! Hosted by the founder of slam poetry, Marc Smith, every show promises a unique thrill of talent backed by a live jazz band. 

I'll be on at 8 p.m., but come early for the open mic and to grab a seat since the venue is regularly packed.

$7, 7 p.m., ages 21+

7:00 pm19:00

Green Mill Feature with French Poets 129H

Catch the show we've been workshopping and performing together for the past two weeks! A unique mix of theatre and poetry in French and English will leave you feeling as much Paris as Chicago!

7 p.m., $7
Green Mill, Chicago

12:00 pm12:00

Slam at the Poetry Foundation

Collective 129H from France joins Chicago Slam Works poets for a dynamic performance in English and French. 

Free, 12 p.m.
Poetry Foundation, Chicago

10:00 pm22:00

In-One-Ear Open Mic— Feature— Chicago, IL

Back in Chicago for this feature at In-One-Ear at the Heartland Cafe! Come out to hear new work and share some of your own before and after the feature set.

Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/238669983194713/

7:00 pm19:00

Loyola University Chicago

Poetry with Vision combines the work of Andy Karol and Emily Calvo, as well as the visuals of Emily’s vibrant fine art paintings, in a performance that connects audiences to gender, sexuality, parenting, mental health, love and loss, and illness.

7 p.m.- 8 p.m., all ages, free

Held in The Den at Damen Student Center (6511 N. Sheridan, Chicago)

Hosted by the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Department of Loyola University Chicago

FB Event Page: 

7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Poetry Slam at the Green Mill—Feature

Come join me as I feature once more at the Green Mill Jazz Club and Lounge during their world-renowned Uptown Poetry Slam! My set will feature the vocals and music of the amazingly talented Ami Saraiya (http://www.amisaraiya.com). My newest chapbook, Paperboy, will be available for the first time this evening.

Green Mill Jazz Club and Lounge
4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640

7 p.m.
Ages 21 and up, $7