Bazzar Writers Salon
December 6, 2020

Red Hen Press Fall Book Tour
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 4pm PT

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 6 PM
Penn Book Center
(In conversation with Jacob Rivkin)

New York City
Thursday, October 18 @ 7 PM
McNally Jackson, SoHo
(In conversation with Stacy Parker Le Melle)

Washington, DC
Monday, October 22 @ 7 PM
Solid State Books
(In conversation with Peter Streckfus)

Baltimore, MD
Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:30 PM
Greedy Reads
(In conversation with Jeannie Vanasco)

Salt Lake City
October 25, 2018 @ 7 PM
Finch Lane Gallery
University of Utah Guest Writers Series
(Reading with Scott Abbott)

Salt Lake City
October 30, 2018 @ 7 PM
King’s English Bookstore

Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 5 PM
Brazos Bookstore

Thursday, November 15, 2018  @ 6 PM
Smart Art Museum, University of Chicago (New Voices in Nonfiction Reading with Michael Fischer)

Los Angeles 
Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Book Soup
(In conversation with Aja Gabel)

San Francisco
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Green Apple Books (9th Ave)
(In conversation with R.O. Kwon)

Salt Lake City
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 6PM
City Arts Reading, SLC Public Library

Portland, OR
Panel : Life is a Hybrid: Crossing Genre Boundaries in Memoir
March 27–30, 2019
AWP Conference

New York City 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Art Students League of New York


Suitor, a “sharp debut,”  reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Zyzzyva 15 Bytes. Poems from Suitor appeared in The Adroit Journal.

“New Economy” from Suitor featured on

Added to the collection of writers on Mapping Literary Utah

Finalist nomination for the 2018 Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing

CHALK named a finalist for the 2019 PEN / Bograd Weld Prize for Biography from PEN America

New review in Journal of History of Ideas Blog

CHALK  longlisted for The Believer Book Award

Reviews in Harper’s Magazine and Hyperallergic 

Not Mere Projection

A Poet’s Heartfelt Biography of Cy Twombly

CHALK on the longest for the 2019 PEN / Bograd Weld Prize for Biography from PEN America

Open Letters Review lists CHALK as one of the Best Books of Biography for 2018.  “Passionate, prismatic biography of talentless fraud Cy Twombly; Rivkin makes Twombly’s story so incredibly gripping and revelatory that I was never even briefly tempted to stop reading and Google images of the garbage Twombly managed to sell for actual money.

Interview with Rachel Cohen in BOMB Magazine, “Sculpture Room”

CHALK named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice 

Art Talk’s Edward Goldman suggest CHALK as one of the “The Best Holiday Gifts for Your Smart Friends.”

Reviews in The Paris Review, Entropy Magazine, 15 Bytes

Excerpt of CHALK in LitHub: “The Painting That Took 22 Years to Finish: On Twombly’s Say Goodbye” 

Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews.  Read the whole review here.

Starred Review from Booklist.

Awarded a residency from the Ucross Foundation &  New poems in Quarterly West





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