Events & Press

Readings & Shows

Literary Speakeasy
Thursday, April 25, 2019

EvE: Empowerment vs Exploitation
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA

Lyrics & Dirges
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA

Litcrawl: “Parnassus Poets & Writers”
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8pm
Casa Bonampak

Reimagine SF 2018: “Library of Grief”
April 20-22, 2018
Swedish American Hall

Quiet Lightning [Watch]
March 5, 2018
Dog-Eared Books Castro

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

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

Quiet Lightning [Watch]
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

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 [Watch].
November 2, 2015
Arc Studios & Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Quiet Lightning [Watch]
April 6, 2015
Mercury Cafe, San Francisco, CA

Tell Me Again
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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