Upcoming Programming in Time of Crisis

3 min readMay 6, 2020


We’re continuing our programming, events, and collaborations online and hope that you’ll virtually join us in the coming months! Read more about our seminars, free online reading and podcasts, and upcoming events below.


Our Seminar Program is continuing online from May through June, below are our upcoming seminars to be held online over Zoom.

Living in Long Poems: Online Seminar with Emily Hunt
Sundays, May 17 to June 14, 4:30pm — 7:00pm EST
[five-week seminar and workshop]

World-Building as Poetic Attempt: Online Seminar with Ed Steck
Late May, exact date and time TBD
[one-day seminar and workshop]

Online Sentence Workshop with Alexis Almeida
Mid June, exact date and time TBD
[one-day seminar and workshop]

Giving Each Other the Time: Online Seminar with Anna Vitale
Saturday, June 20, 12pm — 3pm EST
[one-day seminar and workshop]

All seminars are pay-what-you-wish and usually limited to 12 participants.
To hear about future seminars you can join our mailing list.

Make sure to browse our Online Chapbook Archive, Digital Proofs Program, and the Cellar Series Podcasts, all available for free online. We hope the scans, PDFs, and audio recordings collected here can offer you some connection, engagement, and inspiration in these lonely, troubling times.

Upcoming events:

Poetry and/in Translation: de la Torre, Dodson, Galvin, Polanco
Friday May 8, 8PM EST
Proxyco Gallery & Ugly Duckling Presse are hosting a Latin-American-themed poetry reading celebrating the UDP Señal Series release of Mexican poet Alejandro Albarrán Polanco’s first book in English translation and Mónica de la Torre’s new book of experimental self-translation, Repetition Nineteen. The event is free and online and Zoom Links will be sent out to those who RSVP on Eventbrite.
Check out Alejandro Albarrán Polanco’s new chapbook, Cowboy and Other Stories, and Mónica de la Torre’s UDP books here.

Studio One Reading Series with UDP author Ava Koohbor and Garrett Caples
Friday May 8, 9:30PM EST / 6:30PM PST
A virtual reading featuring Garrett Caples and Ava Koohbor (author of Death Under Construction) at 6:30pm PST / 9:30 PM EST. You can RSVP here to receive a Zoom link over email, more info here.

Virtual Launch for Second Factory: Issue One
Saturday, May 30, 7:30PM EST
A virtual launch of UDP’s new magazine Second Factory with contributors to the first issue: Tony Iantosca, Benjamin Krusling, Kelly Hoffer, Joel Dailey, S. L., Sevinç Çalhanoğlu, Parker Menzimer, Emma Wippermann, Genevieve Kaplan, and Wes Civilz.
You must register here to receive a Zoom link 24 hours prior to the event.
Second Factory showcases work from a variety of poets and artists in each issue. We are also accepting submissions for our second issue — see Submittable for more info.

Northeastern Seminars: Writing as Healing During COVID-19
The Writing Program and Writing Center at Northeastern University are thrilled to sponsor three weeks of online writing workshops for NU faculty, staff, students, and the community at large. Workshops are free, open to the public, and welcome writers of all levels and disciplines. Each workshop is a week long (Monday-Friday).
May 4 to May 8 — “We Are All Sitting In Rooms” with UDP author Ed Steck
May 18 to May 22 — “Writing as Healing: Of Being Numerous” with Emmalea Russo
More information on the event is here, you can register to participate here.

AND DON’T FORGET: For every purchase made on UDP’s site before May 15, UDP will donate 20% to Poets in Need, a nonprofit organization currently providing emergency assistance to poets affected by the pandemic. PIN will be giving 100 $250 grants to poets in need of funds to maintain themselves and family members.




UDP is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists.