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Woman reading to large audience

photo by Kathy Rice


Sunday, October 13, 2024 / 5p eastern 

Yetzirah Reading Series

via zoom (link to come)

with other readers to come!



























Saturday, February 10, 2024 / 12:10p 

AWP Panel: When the Old Names Fail Us

Room 2502B, Kansas City Convention Center, Level 2, Kansas City, MO

with Diannely Antigua, Matt Miller, Kimberly Ann Priest, and Octavio Quintanilla 

Thursday, February 1, 2024 / 7:30p

Zachary Pace presents I Sing to Use the Waiting

Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn

Thursday, October 5, 2023 / 11 am

Poetry Reading

JCC Mid-Westchester, 999 Wilmot Rd, Scarsdale, NY


Tuesday, June 13, 2023 / 6p 

Bryant Park Reading Series

Bryant Park, NYC, NY

with Mark Doty, Octavio Gonzalez, and Martha Rhodes

Friday, May 26, 2023 / 9a workshop & 7:15p reading 

Brooklyn Poets Poetry Festival

Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, April 23, 2023 / 12 pm

LA Times Festival of Books - ticket  info

Session Title: Arts & Culture: Music Gets Me Through

University of Southern California campus:

Ronald Tutor Campus Center - Signing Area 3 

with Stephanie Clifford, Margo Price, and Mikael Wood

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 / 7 pm

Unnameable Books

615 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn

with Rebecca Faulkner and Eugenia Leigh 

Monday, April 3, 2023 / 7 pm (est)

Dolly Parton Poetry Workshop

O'Miami Poetry Festival (virtual)

with Dustin Brookshire

Monday, March 13, 2023 / 2:30 pm

SXSW reading and signing

Austin Convention Center, Room 10 AB, Austin, TX

with Emily McCullar

Monday, December 5, 2022 / 1 pm eastern

Des Moines Area Community Colleges

Celebration of the Literary Arts (virtual -- register here)

with January Gill O'Neil

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 / 6 pm eastern

Literati Bookstore (virtual -- link here)

with Hanif Abdurraqib

Thursday, November 17, 2022 / 6 pm

South Orange Public Library

65 Scotland Rd, South Orange

Thursday, November 10, 2022 / 7 pm

Women & Children First Bookstore

5233 N. Clark St., Chicago

with Jessica Hopper

Friday, November 4, 2022 / 6 pm

Brooklyn Poets Reading Series

144 Montague St, Brooklyn

with Luther Hughes and Carl Phillips

Sunday, October 29, 2022 / 5p eastern

Lit Balm Series: On Creativity & Monstrosity

(Virtual Link here)

with Shira Dentz, Caroline Hagood, and Erika Wurth


Thursday, October 20, 2022 / 7p eastern


92NY via Zoom (register here)

with Deborah Paredez

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 / 7:30 pm


Greenlight Books

632 Flatbush Avenue (at Fenimore), Brooklyn

with Hafizah Augustus Geter

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 / 8pm eastern

The Adroit Journal Issue 42, release reading

via zoom

with Janan Alexandra, Jackson Bliss, Rio Cortez, Ethan Luk, Nandita Naik, Peter Streckfus, & Jennie Xie

Thursday, July 28, 2022 / 7 pm

WORD bookstore for The Long Devotion anthology

126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn

with Sherine Gilmour, Euginia Leigh, Emily Pérez, and Nancy Reddy

Thursday, May 26, 2022 / 7 pm

WORD bookstore

126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn

with Carley Moore

Monday, May 16, 2022 / 7 pm

KGB Poetry Series

KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., NYC

with Erika Meitner

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 / 6:30 pm

Diaries of a Terrorist by Christopher Soto, book launch

The People's Forum, 320 W 37th St, NYC

with Christopher Soto, Andrea Abi-Karam, Che Gossett, Sally Wen Mao, and Denne Michelle

Sunday, April 17, 2022 / 7pm

Mercy Street Readings

via zoom

with Derrick Austin, Michael Dumanis, Serge Neptune, Richard Newman,

and Alexis Sears 

POSTPONED!! Wednesday, April 13, 2022 / 7 pm

WORD Bookstore Presents

Threes Brewing Greenpoint, 113 Franklin Street, Brooklyn. $5 or book 

with Carley Moore

Friday, April 8, 2022 / 8 pm

A Dolly Parton Birthday Celebration (rescheduled from January)

Jalopy Theater 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn. $15 

Emceed by Lloyd H. Miller, featuring burlesque performances by Nancy No Good and Miss Frankie "Reigning Miss Coney Island" Eleanor, readings from author Lynn Melnick from her upcoming book, I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton, and another packed line-up of great musicians performing Ms. Parton's compositions. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022 / 7 pm et

Across Time: Writing Personal and Generational Trauma

South Orange Public Library via Zoom

Thursday, March 24, 2022 / 6:30 pm

YesYes Books "Together Again" Poetry Reading

Calloway Archery, 446 N. 12th St., Philadelphia

Friday, March 25, 2022 / 1-2 pm

REFUSENIK book signing

AWP Book Fair, YesYes Booths # 654 & 656, Philadelphia

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 / 7p-8p et


New York Public Library via Zoom (register here)

with David Ulin

Saturday, February 12, 2022 / 12:30-4:30 et

Braiding and Brainstorming: Writing Your Pop Culture Memoir

Hudson Valley Writers Center via Zoom (register here), $124

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 / 7pm

Poetry Reading

The Institute Library, MOVED TO ZOOM, 

with Dan Alter and Elizabeth Powell

Saturday, December 18, 2021 / 2pm et

Women Writers In Bloom

via Zoom

with CM Burroughs, Keli Stewart, and Kelly Norman Ellis

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / 9:30 pm et

Words Together Worlds Apart

via Zoom (register tk), $5 suggested donation

with Lindsay Lusby, Rachel Mennies, Heidi Seaborn, Tariq Thompson

Thursday, October 14, 2021 / 5 pm et

Brattleboro Literary Festival: Poetry, Identity, and Coming of Age

via Zoom (register here)

with Leslie Marie Aguilar, Joy Ladin, and Diana Whitney

Friday, September 10, 2021 / 7:30 pm et

Nightcall Series: Rosh Hashanah Reading

via Zoom (link here)

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021 / 6-7:30 pm et

Love is Like a Butterfly: A Dolly Parton Poetry Workshop

via Zoom (register here), $120 (for 4 classes)

via Poetry Well

Monday, April 26, 2021 / 8:30 pm et

Generative Workshop/Write Here, Write Now: Writing Truth from Memory 

via Zoom (register here), $5

via Arizona State University's Virginia C. Pipers Center for Creative Writing

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 / 7 pm et

Thursday, April 8, 2021 / 7 pm et

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / 7 pm et

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 /7 pm et

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 / 7 pm et

Thursday, July 22, 2021 / 7 pm et

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / 7 pm et

Thursday, October 14, 2021 / 7 pm et

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 / 7 pm et

Poetry Writing Workshops Inspired By "The New Colossus"

via Zoom (register here), free! Come to one or all!

via American Jewish Historical Society

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 / 7:30 pm et

Wild and Precious Life Reading Series

via Zoom (link here)

with Rosebud Ben-Oni, Joy Ladin, Rachel Neve-Midbar

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 / 8:30 pm et

Book Launch for Joanna Klinks' The Nightfields

Prairie Lights via Zoom

Sunday, March 22, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Living Room Series

Costura Creative via Zoom

with Diana Khoi Nguyen, Raquel Salas Rivera, sam sax, and Paul Tran

Friday, March 6, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Offsite NYC: A Reading

Powerhouse Arena, 28 Adams St, DUMBO, Brooklyn 

with Catherine Chen, Bernard Fergusun, Carlie Hoffman, Maya C. Popa, and R. A. Villanueva

Monday, November 18, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Emotive Fruition, a collaborative reading series where actors work with poets to bring new poetry to the stage

Caveat, 21A Clinton St., NYC

Friday, November 1, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Book Party Turn Around BRXGHT XYXS

Langston Hughes House., NYC

with Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Vincent Toro, Bakar Wilson, Grisel Acosta, Yesenia Montilla, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Jarel Harel, Joanna Sit, Joe Pan, Juliet P. Howard

Monday, September 9, 2019 / 7 pm

Indelible in the Hippocampus Book Launch

McNally Jackson bookstore, 52 Prince Street, New York City

with Hossannah Asuncion, Gabrielle Bellot, Hafizah Geter, Samantha Hunt, , Syreeta McFadden, Shelly Oria, Nelly Reifler, Quito Ziegler, and Courtney Zoffness

Sunday, July 28, 2019 / 2:30 pm

New York City Poetry Festival

Governor's Island, NY

with Dorothea Lasky and Javier Zamora

Sunday, July 7, 2019 / 5:30 pm

East Hampton Poetry Festival

Barn at Mulfard Farm Museum , 10 James Lane, East Hampton, NY

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 6 pm

Theodore Dreiser Visiting Writers Series

Indiana State University, University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / 5:30 pm

Poetry Reading

NYPL, Morris Park Branch, Bronx

with Ricardo Maldonado

Thursday, April 11, 2019 / 7 pm

Poetry Reading

Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn

with Rosebud Ben-Oni and Diane Mehta

Saturday, March 30, 2019 / all day

The Gathering

Brookstown Inn, Winston-Salem, NC

with Kaveh Akbar, Renee Emerson. Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Nelson, & Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Thursday, March 28, 2019 / 7:15 pm

panel: Women's Caucus

AWP Conference, E145, OR Convention Center, Level 1, Portland, OR

with Kelly Forsythe, Hafizah Geter, Jenn Givhan, & Melissa Studdard

Thursday, March 28, 2019 / 9 am

panel: SaferLIT: Fighting Sexual Misconduct in the Literary World

AWP Conf, B110-112, OR Convention Center, Level 1, Portland, OR

with Jen Benka, Jeffrey Leppendorf, Deborah Paradez, & Elissa Washuta

Thursday, February 28, 2019 / 4:30 pm

New Writing Series, Poetry Reading

University of Maine, English Dept, Allen & Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104), Orono, ME

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / 4 pm

Workshop on Rape Culture (and what to do about it!)

University of Maine, Writing Center, Orono, ME


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Emotive Fruition, a collaborative reading series where actors work with poets to bring new poetry to the stage

Caveat, 21A Clinton St., NYC

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Poetry Reading

An Beal Bocht Cafe, 445 West 238th St., Bronx

Sunday, October 28, 2018 / 7 pm

Fruit Geode launch

14th St. Y, NYC

with Becca Clarren and Alicia Jo Rabins

Saturday, October 13, 2018 / 3:45 pm

Poetry Reading

Brattleboro Literary Festival

Centre Church, Brattleboro, VT

with Vievee Francis

Friday, October 5, 2018 / 7 pm

Bodies, Boundaries, and Making a Mess: a reading

Bluestocking Bookstore, 172 Allen St., NYC

with Melissa Febos, Dorothea Lasky, and Carley Moore

Monday, October 1, 2018 / 2:30 pm

#saferLIT Presentation

LitTAP Facing Pages Conference, Hotel Henry, Buffalo, NY

Thursday, September 20, 2018 / 8 pm

Poetry Reading

Washington University, Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall, Room 201, St. Louis, MO

Monday, September 17, 2018 / 7 pm

RAICES Benefit Reading

Book Culture LIC, 26-09 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY

with Sean Frederick Forbes, Nadra Mabrouk, and Joseph O. Legaspi 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 / 12 pm

Poetry and Politics: reading and discussion

Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Historical Society Great Hall, 128 Pierrepont Street

with Eve L. Ewing, Terrance Hayes, and Raquel Salas Rivera

Friday, September 14, 2018 / 7 pm

Toxic Masculinity: Where Do We Go From Here?

Celeste Auditorium, NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Bldg, 476 5th Ave, NYC

with Donna Freitas, Yahdon Israel, and Brendan Kiely

Thursday, June 28, 2018 / 7 pm

Who Will Speak for America? Reading

McNally Jackson bookstore, 52 Prince Street, New York City

with Melissa Febos, Stephanie Feldman, Bassey Ikpi, Cynthia Oka, and Nathaniel Popkin

Monday, June 18, 2018 / 6-7:30 pm

Poetry Reading

The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York City

with Mario Chard, Brandon Courtney, Meg Day, and Matt Miller

Friday, April 20, 2018 / 1:30 pm

panel: Poetics in the Wake of Sexual, Gendered, and Inherited Violence

Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, DC

Charles Sumner Museum and Archives
Richard L Hurlburt Memorial Hall
1201 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

with Marina Blitshteyn, Cathy Linh Che, Tanya Paperny, & Chet'la Sebree

Saturday, March 17, 2018 / 4 pm

Poetry Reading

MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts

with Stephanie Burt

Thursday, March 8, 2018 / 10:30 am

panel: Learning Curve: The Challenge of Building Inclusive Communities

AWP Conference, Marriott Waterside, Grand Salon C, Tampa, Florida

with Hafizah Geter, Amy King, Hector Ramirez, & Katherine Sullivan

Thursday, March 8, 2018 / 6 pm

panel: Women's Caucus

AWP Conference, Convention Center, Room 14, Tampa, Florida

with Gabirelle Bellot, Hafizah Geter, Amy King, & Melissa Studdard

Friday, March 9, 2018 / 7 pm

YesYes Books Reading

Stone Soup, Tampa, Florida

more info

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / 7 pm

Poetry Reading

Spoonbill & Sugartown Books,

99 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn

with Jennifer Firestone & Rosamond King


Friday, February 23, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Poets Reading Series

100 Bogart Street, Brooklyn

with Natalie Eilbert & Shane McCrae

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 / 8 pm

Poetry Project Reading Series

St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York City

with Genya Turovskaya

Monday, December 11, 2017 / 7 pm

Monday Night Poetry

KGB, 85 East 4th Street, New York City

with Joanna Klink

Friday, December 8, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Empire Reading Series

Art Cafe + Bar, 886 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

with zakia henderson-browne, Cynthia Manick, & Wendy Xu

Saturday, November 18, 2017 / 4:30 pm

Free & Natural Poetry Faire

Berl's Poetry Bookshop, 141 Front Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn

with tba

Thursday, November 16, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Pete's Reading Series

Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

with Lucy Ives & Melissa Ragsly

Sunday, November 12, 2017 / 8 pm

Dead Rabbits Reading Series

DTUT, 1744 2nd Avenue, at 91st Street, New York City

with Marwa Helal, Dan Hoyt, Cynthia Manick, Kwame Opoku-Duku III,

& Emily Skillings

Saturday, November 11, 2017 / 7 pm - 11 pm


A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn

with Mark Bibbins, Hafizah Geter, Amy King, Ricardo Maldonado,

& Camille Rankine

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Galactic Pinwheel Showcase

The Overlook Place, Chicago Illinois

with Brandon Courtney, Mónica Gomery, Raena Shirali, & Nate Slawson

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 / 7 pm

Shelterbelt Reading Series

University of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois

with Brandon Courtney & Raena Shirali

Monday, October 16, 2017 / 7 pm

Wesley House Reading

Drake University, 2718 University, Des Moines, Iowa

with Brandon Courtney & Raena Shirali

Saturday, October 14, 2017 / 7pm

COUPLET Reading Series

The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, New York City

with Liz Axelrod, Cortney L Charleston, Miranda Field, sam sax, & Erica Wright

Friday, October 13, 2017 / 7pm

Free Water Reading Series

KGB, 85 East 4th Street, New York City

with Claudia Cortese, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, & Leila Ortiz

Thursday, September 28, 2017 / 8pm

A Night of Poetry

Molasses Books, 770 Hart Street, Brooklyn

with Caroline Crumpacker and Katy Lederer

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A New Colossus reading

Poet's House, 10 River Terrace, New York City

with Amanda Calderon, Gala Mukomolova, sam sax, Safiya Sinclair, Paul Tran & Jenny Xie

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Brooklyn Poets Anthology Reading

Berl's, 141 Front Street, D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn

with Farrah Field, Purvi Shah, Chris Slaughter, Leigh Stein, Mervyn Taylor, Charles Theonia & Jared White

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