Upcoming Performance: Saturday, March 24th


NIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY 6: Celebrating New York Poets @ Cornelia Street Cafe / 29 Cornelia St/ NYC  6pm-8pm $10 (which includes a drink)

I’m looking forward to reading a new poem and performing a new song about that time I met Lou Reed (what a dream) and he fondled my thumb. What a great line-up of poets: Eric Alter, Jane LeCroy, Steve Dalachinsky, Thomas Fucaloro, Obsidian, Puma Perl, George Wallace and Matthew Hupert (host, curator, and poet extraordinaire)


Saturday,  Mar 24 – 6:00PM  
Matthew Hupert, host

Eric Alter  Steve Dalachinsky  Thomas Fucaloro Aimee Herman Jane LecroyObsidian Puma Perl George Wallace
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The World of Ideas Manifests on the Breath.Hear New York’s native voices in the 6th annual Gathering of Ideas Inhabiting Breath.

 $10.00 includes a drink 


Upcoming Performance: February 16th!


WHEN? Friday, February 16th   Doors open 7pm/ Show promptly starts at 7:30pm        

WHERE? Dixon Place  161 Chrystie St  NYC  

This show is FREE, but please support this excellent venue and purchase a drink or two.

Hydrogen Junkbox is a collective of poets and musicians looking to inspire, experiment and find new ways to rhythmically enhance poetry. They presents a night of NEW music and poetry exploring feminism, consent and the weaponry of words featuring very special guests: fantastic poet Liv Mammone and musician extraordinaire Davey Patterson.


Aimee Herman is a queer performance artist, teacher, poet, singer, ukulele player and cookie drum player.

David Lawton is a poet, actor, singer, ukulele player and cookie drum player. He is also co-editor of NYC small press great weather for MEDIA.

Starchilde plays synth, drums, and anything else you’ve got on hand. He makes magic with beats.

Zita Zenda is a director, poet and guitarist.

Upcoming Performances

I’m excited to read some new work…….hope you can make it!

Tuesday, November 21st, I will be reading poems at BIG WORDS, ETC reading series at 61 Local located at 61 Bergen St in Brooklyn. The event is from 6-8pm. Celebrate some wonderful writers exploring the theme of 5 more minutes! 

Friday, December 1st,  I get to celebrate Three Rooms Press’s Prose! Poetry! Party! at Cornelia Street Cafe located at 29 Cornelia St. in NYC from 6-8pm. This event is $10, but it includes a drink. What a great line-up of writers including Meagan Brothers, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, Karen Hildebrand, Jane Ormerod, Robert Gibbons, and more! Hosted by the marvelous Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges.

Upcoming Performances!

My poetryband Hydrogen Junkbox featuring David Lawton, Zita Zenda, Starchilde and I will be performing on Friday, November 3rd at Cornelia Street Cafe from 6-8pm. It will be an evening of poetry and music. Come hear some of our new songs!!! The night will also be featuring Obsidian and Matthew Hupert. Plus….a limited open mic, so bring something to read if you dare! It is $10, which includes a drink.

Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia St. in NYC. 

THEN…..join me the next day on Saturday, November 4th for a Brevitas reading at Parkside Lounge located at 318 E. Houston St. in NYC for a smorgasbord of poets reading short poems from 2-6pm. Two drink minimum (they have non-alcoholic beverages as well).

Sunday, September, 17th BOOG Fest Performance

I’m very excited to perform alongside David Lawton and Zita Zenda, my Hydrogen Junkbox poetry bandmates at this year’s BOOG City Poets’ Theatre Night at Sidewalk Cafe located at 94 Ave A in NYC. We will be performing a new, theatrical version of our song, Rice Paper Heart.

The event is from 5-7pm. Event is free, but please come and support this venue. They have great food! 

A great line-up also featuring the thought-provoking poetry of my spouse, Trae Herman-Durica!

5:00 pm: Welcome to Boog City 11 – 9th Boog Poets’ Theater Night, featuring:
5:00 p.m. “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” by Robert Moulthrop
5:15 p.m. “I wore suspenders …” by Trae Herman-Durica
5:30 p.m. “Dating van Gogh” by Francine Witte
5:45 p.m. “A Butterfly for Nabokov” by LuLu LoLo
6:00 p.m. “Rice Paper Heart” by Hydrogen Junkbox
6:15 p.m. “Charity” by Austin Alexis
6:30 p.m. “Conspiracy Theory: The Mysterious Death of Dorothy
Kilgallen” by Davidson Garrett
6:45 p.m. “The Guides of March” by John J. Trause

Upcoming Performance: Sunday, September 3rd

I’m very excited to perform three new songs with David Lawton as (part of) our band Hydrogen Junkbox this Sunday, September 3rd at the Brooklyn Wildlife Summertime Festival!!

Hosted by Brooklyn Wildlife, an exciting afternoon of poetry, acoustic music, performance art and more at the LIVING GALLERY BK located at 1094 Broadway in Brooklyn, NY

Get ready to BBQ; we will have options for the folks that only eat veggies.

Doors at 4 pm – $5

Angry Young Mess 16:30
Jack M. Freedman 16:45
Hydrogen Junkbox 17:00
Elanzo 17:15
Joi Sanchez 17:30
Jordan Singh Vanderbeek 17:45
Brian Sheffield 18:00
Shanna Lim 18:15
Thomas Fucaloro 18:30
Melissa Hunter Gurney 18:45
Nathaniel Kressen 19:00
Mercy Bell 19:15
Craig Kite 19:30
PAN 19:45

NYC Governor’s Island Poetry Festival!!

Celebrate Poetry, Sun, and Imaginations gone WILD at the annual NYC Governor’s Island Poetry Festival.

I will be there with great weather for MEDIA and hosting Queer Art Organics on Saturday July 29th, featuring Trae Durica, Sarah Sala, and Aldrin Valdez at 2pm on the Algonquin Stage.