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Listen to (and view) readings, conversations, and more.

Enjoy these video and audio recordings of Derek Sheffield reading his work, presenting on various topics, moderating panels, and more. And if you’d like Derek to participate in your event, contact him.


In honor of Earth Day, Alison Hawthorne Deming hosts Derek, Jane Hirshfield, and Drew Lanham in the Terrain.org reading series. April 26th, 2021

Derek reads ecopoetry with Ellen Bass at GetLit! April 13, 2021.


Derek reads with his daughter, Zoey Sheffield. Rattlecast. Rattle. February 23, 2021.


Derek reads with Ellen Bass. Elliott Bay Book Company. Seattle, WA. January 4, 2021.


Derek reads with Dennis Held. Hosted by Andrea Cohen. Blacksmith House Poetry Series. Cambridge, MA. December 14, 2020.


Derek reads Sherwin Bitsui’s Letter to America. Virtual Town Hall: Readings and Conversations sparked by Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, featuring works from Sherwin Bitsui, Fenton Johnson, Elizabeth Dodd, Debra Marquart, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil; moderated by Terrain.org’s Simmons Buntin. October 21, 2020.


Derek moderates a Virtual Town Hall: Readings and Conversations sparked by Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, featuring Victoria Chang, Chris Dombrowski, Jeffrey Foucault, David Gessner, and Ana Maria Spagna speaking and singing to the theme Geography of Hope: Writing Toward a Better Tomorrow. September 15, 2020.


Derek Sheffield reads his poem, “The Science of Spirit Lake,” for the Allied Arts Foundation. This poem came into being thanks to a field residency at Mount St. Helens sponsored by the Spring Creek Project.


Derek Sheffield moderates a virtual Town Hall with Dear America contributors Jane Hirshfield, Blas Falconer, Kurt Caswell, and J. Drew Lanham speaking to the theme of Against Hatred: Writing that Builds Community.


Geopoetics: Regional Ecology and Poetics. With co-presenter, Renee Sarojini Saklikar, Derek Sheffield discusses the relationship between poetry and regional ecology. This presentation was part of the Cascadia Poetry Festival at Seattle University.


Derek Sheffield and Leslie Mendoza read Rhina Espaillat’s poem “Bilingual/Bilingüe” for National Public Radio.


Derek Sheffield teams up with history professor Dustin Clark in a talk that examines what poetry and history reveal about the true nature of walls in human culture. Sheffield gives a close reading of “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost and “Bilingual/Bilingüe” by Rhina Espaillat and Clark shares the stories of the Berlin Wall, the Great Wall of China, and Hadrian’s Wall.


Derek Sheffield reads at Elliott Bay Books with poet Chris Dombrowski and musical accompaniment from Jeffrey Foucault and Billy Conway.


ASLE logo“How Animals Die: Renewing Human Empathy in a Human-centric Age.” Derek Sheffield reads and presents alongside J. Drew Lanham, John Lane, Simmons Buntin, and Kurt Caswell at the ASLE Conference in Davis, CA. Includes Q & A covering such topics as birding while Black in rural areas of the US.


Poetry MagazineEditors Christian Wiman and Don Share read and analyze the poem “A Good Fish” by Derek Sheffield on the Poetry Magazine Podcast.


Derek Sheffield gives the 2020 Commencement Address at Wenatchee Valley College with the help of poet Gary Soto who reads his famous poem, “Oranges,” in honor of the graduates.


Orion magazine logoDerek Sheffield reads his enumeration for Orion.


Director Curtis Taylor’s short film, Breathing in Wartime, is imaginatively based on a poem of the same title by Derek Sheffield.


Dr. Joan Qazi and Derek Sheffield discuss the Earth Day and Poetry Month celebration at Wenatchee Valley College which also features the book release of Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy and visiting writer, Elizabeth Bradfield.


Poet, Editor, Storypath/Cuentocamino Traveler, and Suiseki (水石) Practitioner, Jim Bodeen, interviews Derek about poetry, horses, ecology, and wildfires. With special guest broadside poems by Kevin Miller and William Stafford and featuring Blue Begonia Press, the Peasandcues Press, and Dwell Press.


Derek Sheffield reads at the 2017 Sowell Collection Conference at Texas Tech University. Other readers include Barry Lopez, Barbara Ras, Toni Jensen, Clinton Crocket Peters, and Kurt Caswell.


Brittany Corrigan-McElroy reads two poems by Derek Sheffield in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Mount St. Helens (Loowit).


John Whalen reads Derek’s poem, “Sometimes I risk our lives,” on the National Public Radio show, Poetry Moment.

Listen to Reading


Derek Sheffield reads from Through the Second Skin at Edmonds College.


Holly Hughes interviews Derek Sheffield at Edmonds College.


Derek Sheffield reads one poem at AWP Denver.


Header photo, River and Big Dipper, by Marc Dilley.