James Davis May has read his work widely at colleges, reading series, and festivals, including the Decatur Book Festival, the Poetry Society of America Annual Awards Reading, the Gulf Coast Reading Series, the Georgia Center for the Book, Auburn University, and Poetry at Tech. Email JamesDavisMay at gmail dot com to schedule a reading.

Upcoming Events

University of South Alabama
Mobile, Ala.
Rescheduled by COVID-19; date TBD

Recent Events

September 17, 2019
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fla.

September 10, 2019
Mercer University
Macon, Ga.

January 13, 2018
New York Encounter Festival:
How to Fall in Love with Poetry
(Interviewing Ed Hirsch)

November 30, 2017
Single Voice Reading Series
Allegheny College
Meadville, Pa.

November 16, 2017
Berry College
Moon Gallery, 5 p.m.

January 27, 2017
Lions in Winter Literary Festival
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Ill

January 19, 2017
Auburn University
Auburn, Ala.

Nov. 3, 2016
Poetry @ Tech
Georgia Tech University
Atlanta, Ga.

Sept. 15
Agnes Scott College
Decatur, Ga.

Sept. 3, 2016
The Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, Ga.

July 23, 2016
Sewanee Writers’ Conference
Sewanee, Tn.

May 12, 2016
The Nitty Gritty Magic City Reading Series
Birmingham, Ala.

Apr. 22, 2016
Charlotte Lit
Charlotte, N.C.
Reading with Chelsea Rathburn

Apr. 14, 2016
East End Book Exchange
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Reading with Judith Vollmer

Apr. 1, 2016
AWP Convention
Los Angeles, Calif.
Booksigning with Tara Bray

Mar. 24, 2016
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Ga.
Reading with Chelsea Rathburn

Mar. 16, 2016
Reinhardt College
Jasper, Ga.

Mar. 15, 2016
Young Harris College
Young Harris, Ga.

Nov. 13, 2015
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
“Silent Lightning: The Pressures of Silence in Claudia Emerson’s Poetry “
Durham, N.C.

Oct. 24, 2015
Georgia Poetry Society Meeting
“Poetic Distance and Poetic Intimacy”
co-presenting with Chelsea Rathburn
Dahlonega, Ga.