Reading Requests

Interested in reading at Tree? We’d love to hear from you.

Please send the following information to

  • A bit about yourself: bio, website, publications
  • A link to some of your published work and/or recorded performance
  • Your availability (our programming is usually scheduled at least six months in advance)
  • If your request is related to the publication of a new book, you are encouraged to CC your publisher.
  • Poets from the National Capital Region are encouraged to come and read at our open mic before emailing a reading request. We'd love to meet you!
  • Tree readers from outside the National Capital Region will typically have published at least one trade collection or have substantial experience performing their poetry.
Tree will review your request and get in touch. Thanks!