Events & Press

Readings & Shows

“Library of Grief”
Reimagine SF 2018
April 20-22, 2018

Quiet Lightning
March 5, 2018
Dog-Eared Books Castro

Litcrawl: “Poets on Parnassus”
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8pm
Coffee Mission, San Francisco, CA

David Watts and the Parnassus Poets
April 17, 2017, 7pm
Bird and Beckett, San Francisco, CA

Quiet Lightning
January 2, 2017
Montgomery BART Station, San Francisco, CA

ZYZZYVA Winter 2016 Issue Launch
December 9, 2016
San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

Litcrawl: “Thirsty
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:30pm – 9:30pm
San Francisco Buddhist Center 37 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Quiet Lightning Reading, Mercury Cafe, April 6, 2015. Photo by Alyssa Nip.

Quiet Lightning, Mercury Cafe, April 6, 2015. Photo credit: Alyssa Nip

Quiet Lightning reading.
November 2, 2015
Arc Studios & Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Quiet Lightning reading
April 6, 2015
Mercury Cafe, San Francisco, CA

Tell Me Again reading
May 18, 2014
Diesel Books, Larkspur, CA

The Healing Art of Writing Conference 2012
Dominican University, San Rafael, CA



“…an eclectic writer of great talent and broad subject matter who serves up poetry with a lyrical and narrative focus that, much like an obsidian knife, presents a dark edge about a thousand times sharper than a scalpel.”–Michael Meyerhofer, Poetry Editor of Atticus Review

“Jenny Qi skillfully differentiates what can and cannot be eulogized, as understood by the narrator.”–Ting Gou, MD on “Writing Elegies Like Robert Hass”

Additional coverage from the Intima contributors.

“…perfect little examples of well-crafted work.”–The Review Review

“Qi makes great use of descriptions in this poem. Every line radiates with heat.”–


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