• A woman is holding a microphone and reading.
  • Poetry Month Celebration at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Vermont on April 21 at 2pm.
  • Voices of Women Poets April 3, 2024, 7pm at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier Vermont (135 Main Street). Tricia Knoll joins Cindy Hill and Samantha Kolber to read poems to unite the celebration of Women’s History Month with Poetry Month.
  • October 14, 2023 at 7pm (ET) on Zoom. Reading one poem as part of the launch of the year’s Poeming Pigeon book of poetry and art.
  • September 30, 2023 Looking forward to giving a short reading at the Lamp Shop in Burlington on September 30th at around 4pm as part of the Burlington Writer’s Workshop presence at the Lit Night  of Green Mountain Book Festival.
  • Reading for Poetry Month 2023Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street in Montpelier, Vermont in the Hayes Room. Subject: Our Environment and the Natural World with Poetry by Tricia Knoll, One Bent Twig;  George Longenecker, Star Route; and Geza Tatrallyay, Extinction Rebellion.

August 12, 2023 at 10 am at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 152 Pearl Street, Knoll will read poems from her book to come out in early 2024, Wild Apples, as part of a music and worship service.

March 25, 2023 Tricia Knoll is joining other local poets for a poetry reading at the Dorothy Ailing Memorial Library of Williston, Vermont. 21 Library Lane from 12 – 1:30 pm. Knoll will be reading from One Bent Twig.

September 15, 2022 Tricia Knoll is pleased to be reading with poets Cindy Hill and Hayley Kolding at the Vermont Sierra Club Environmental Arts Series: Natural Poetry for the Environment at the South Burlington Public Library on September 15th at 7pm. There will be door prizes!  She will read from One Bent Twig, new book to be released from Future Cycle Press in early 2023. RSVP.

April 12,2022  In celebration of poetry month I’ll be reading work from the Venus Rising: Musings and Lore from Women Writers anthology (Our Galaxy Publishing) with Samantha Kolber and Meg Reynolds at the North Branch Cafe in Montpelier, VT at 7pm.

April 10, 2022 Middlebury, Vermont Zoom reading with James Crews, Ray Hudson, Julie Cadwallader Staub  — Vermont poets whose work appears in the new anthology James Crews edited, The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy. 7 pm via Zoom

April 6, 2022 Tricia Knoll and Lizzy Fox will read at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Lane, Williston, VT on April 6 at 6:30 pm in a Poetry Outloud Program to celebrate National Poetry Month.

February 6, 2022 Knoll reads two poems from Let’s Hear It for the Horses at First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, Vermont.

January 8, 2022 Reading from Let’s Hear It for the Horses on Zoom at 7pm ET for The Poetry Box and recorded on YouTube.


October 17, 2021 10 am at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington — two poems from upcoming poetry book on trees, One Bent Twig on YouTube at minute 26:22

April 30, 2021 Reading with alumni of Tupelo Press 30-30 Project via Zoom, 7pm

April 22, 2021: Reading with the Salem (Oregon) Poetry Project with Pattie-Palmer Baker on Zoom

January 27, 2021 Williston Library, Williston Vermont via Zoom – Tricia is a featured reader.  6 pm (Sign up through library outreach.)


December 8, 2019, Sunday, Join Tricia with other published writers of the Burlington Writer’s Workshop at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Books for sale!

March 29, 2019, 6:30-8 pm in a reception for the anthology Fire & Ice: Eco-Poetry of California in the Morrison Room Level 1 at the Portland Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Oregon with poets Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, Richard Michael Levine, Terri Glass, Joan Gelfand, J.C. Todd, Dolores Hayden, Andrena Zawinski, Barbara Crooker, Ken Haas, Lenore Weiss, Elizabeth Stoessl, Polly Hatfield, and Ellaraine Lockie. This anthology is one of Small Press Distribution’s bestselling poetry anthologies.

Past readings

May 24, 2018 West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Portland, Oregon the book launch of Knoll’s book How I Learned To Be White.  Emmett Wheatfall joined her to read poems about race and how we experience it.

April 28, 2018, 3 pm at Portland’s Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St for garden  poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.

November 16, 2017 at Daedalus Books as a new issue of  Phantom Drift release reading at 2074 NW Flanders, Portland, OR, 7-8:30 pm

October 8, Stonehenge Studio Poetry Series with Amanda Turner, 3508 SW Corbett Ave, Readings at 7 and open-mic at 8pm. 

September 21, 2017 Thursday, at Backstory Books as part of the “Fo Po” series, 6010 SE Foster, 7pm

July 27, Another Read Through Bookstore, 3932 N. Mississippi, Portland. 7-8 pm 

June 22, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm as part of the Phantom Drift Ensemble Reading at Milepost 5 Chapel at 8155 NE Oregon In Portland, Oregon.

May 6, 2017, 2-4 pm at the Pond House ( 10660 SE 21st Ave, Milwaukie, Oregon). A lovely venue for the reading launch of Poeming Pigeons spring garden issue.

March 19, 2017 at the White Dog Salon, 3pm. Poets whose work appears in the anthology The Absence of Something Specified share reading of their poems and other poems from the collection.

December 4, 2016, as part of a readingby  five women poets, The Feral Poets, at the Thurman Street Library in Portland  in the Free-Range Poetry program. Other readers Shawn Aveningo, Cathy Cain, Carolyn Martin and Pattie-Palmer Baker.

November 13, 2016,  5pm at Ford Food & Drink (2505 SE 11th Ave ), Portland, Oregon as part of the Poeming Pigeon’s launch of the fall poetry of music issue.

August 25, 2016, Another Read Through bookstore, 3932 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, Oregon Tricia Knoll and Nancy Slavin read from their poetry collections about life on the Oregon Coast, 7-8 pm

June 6, 2016  at the Thurman Street branch of Multnomah County Library reading from Ocean’s Laughter and joining poets Tom Hogan and Tiel Ansari as part of the Free-Range Poetry series.

April 20, 2016  Ford Food & Drink for the book launch of the Poeming Pigeon’s Doobie or Not Doobie. C

April 14, 2016   at Another Read Through Bookstore (3932 N. Mississippi in Portland)  with other poets from VoiceCatcher.

April 5, 2016  Reading at O’Connors Irish Pub (in the Vault)
Multnomah Village area of Portland as part of the Attic Institute’s reading for people who won part of their winter writing contest.

March 16, 2016 as part of the “Show and Tell” series at Sounds Grounds Cafe at 3701 SE Belmont reading from Ocean’s Laughter.

March 5, 2016: 7-9 pm  Tsunami Books at 2585 Willamette Street in Eugene, Oregon.  A great group of women reading poetry in Celebration of National Woman’s Month.

November 8, 2015  A reading from VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions  as part of the Stonehenge Poetry Series at Stonehenge Studios, Tricia read with poets Cathy Cain, Juleen Johnson, Darla Mottram and Jennifer Kemnitz.

November 2, 2015 The launch of The Poeming Pigeon: Poems about Food at Ford Food & Drink  Portland, Oregon. Featured poets included Carolyn Martin, Claudia F. Savage, Dan Raphael, Elizabeth Moscoso, Cathy Cain, Helen Kerner, Linda Ferguson, Nathan Tompkins, Paulann Petersen, Tammy Robacker, Shawn Aveningo, Terri Niccum, and Tricia Knoll.

November 4, 2015 from 7 to 8:30pm, the Milwaukie Poetry Series isponsored a sampling of the voices from Of Course, I’m a Feminist!  with a feminist theme. Scheduled readers — Judith Arcana, Tricia Knoll, Sharon Wood Wortman, Carter McKenzie, Ila Suzanne, Brittney Corrigan, Pam Crow, Gail Barker and Shawn Aveningo

July 13, 2015 at Sounds Grounds as part of the Show & Tell Gallery — gardening poems!

May 4, 2015 for the book launch of  The Poeming Pigeon  at Ford Food & Drink. Thanks to Shawn Aveningo, you can see Tricia’s reading on You Tube.

April 10, 2015 at TaborSpace (54th and SE Belmon). Tricia will be reading with a panel of poets who contribute to Cirque Journal – A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim.

April 20, 2015 at Glyph Cafe, 804 NW Couch Street, Portland as part of a VoiceCatcher program that will include poems by Tricia Knoll, Barbara Lamorticella, Hannah Sims, and Helen Kerner.

March 8, 2015 at TaborSpace (54th and SE Belmont).  Tricia will be one of a group of poets reading to celebrate International Women’s Day sponsored by Soapstone. 

January 20, 2015 at Milepost 5, (Sponsored by Elohi Gadugi Journal). Tricia read from Urban Wild and her work in progress, The Ocean’s Laughter.

November 10, 2014,  Ford Food + Drink, Portland, Oregon 97202  Tricia read  poems at the book launch of Keeping It Weird — Poems & Stories of Portland. 

Tricia has a voice disability known as spasmodic dysphonia (SD). What some describe as a “strangled” voice she prefers to think of as edgy. Her SD does not prevent her from giving poetry readings with great enthusiasm.  Several  poems about spasmodic dyphonia appear on the online journal section of this site. Two of her posted poems, “Crabby Apples” and “If We Crack, Let’s Do It Together” include recordings of her reading of these poems.

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