Upcoming events

milk tongue Book Launch Reading with Lauren Alleyne. Visible Records. May 6, 2023. 4-5:00pm. 1740 Broadway St, Charlottesville, VA.

Select past events

Celebration of VCU’s Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts. April 13, 2023. 7:00pm. James Branch Cabell Library Lecture Hall. Richmond, Virginia.

Incant, Invent, Illuminate: Formal Innovation Under Colonial Patriarchy. AWP 2023. Mar 11, 2023.

Conversation with Brian Teare and Ben Martin. New Dominion Bookshop. Nov 5, 2022. Charlottesville, VA.

Panel discussant, Climate Resilience Planning: Understanding Local Impacts. Sept 29, 2022. 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA.

Moderator, The Healing Arts: Poetry & Illness. Virginia Festival of the Book. Mar 19, 2022. 201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA.

New Year Poetry Showcase. Words Together: Worlds Apart reading series. Jan 13, 2021.

Platypus Press reading: Book launch for Requisite by Tanya Holtland. Sept 26, 2020.

“Havoc and Healing.” Words Together: Worlds Apart reading series with Seema Yasmin, Ruth Madievsky, Joe Osmundson, and Hadara Bar-Nadav. Sept 9, 2020.

Virginia Festival of the Book’s Shelf Life reading series with Amy Woolard and Lauren Alleyne. Online. Aug 6, 2020.

Chop Suey Bookshop’s Annual Brew-Ho-Ho. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. 2408 – 2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA. Dec 15, 2019.

Cave Canem’s Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize reading with Matthew Shenoda and Tsitsi Jaji. NYU’s Lillian Vernon House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY. Nov 7, 2019.

Reading with Valencia Robin and Lauren Alleyne. Fralin Museum, 155 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA. Oct 10, 2019.

Reading at New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA. June 28, 2019.

Reading at So & So Books, Raleigh, NC. June 15, 2019.

Reading at Penn Book Center with Raquel Salas Rivera and Trapeta Mayson, Philadelphia, PA. May 15, 2019.

Tire Fire reading series at Tattooed Mom with Raena Shirali, Nomi Stone, and Elissa Washuta, Philadelphia, PA. May 16, 2019.

New Orleans Poetry Festival. Cafe Istanbul, Healing Center. New Orleans, LA. April 20, 2019.

Reading at Chop Suey Books with Nina Murray, 2913 Cary St, Richmond, VA. April 12, 2019.

Grand Marronage Charlottesville book launch reading and party at the BRIDGE Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA. April 6, 2019.

Writing Women’s Bodies: an offsite panel during AWP presented by Triangle House with Khadijah Queen, Alice Bolin, Emily Gould, Leah Dieterich, and Monika Woods. Spartan Shop, Portland, OR. March 28, 2019.

New Delta Review offsite reading at AWP 2019, The Big Legrowlski, Porland, OR. March 28, 2019.

Grand Marronage book launch reading at AWP 2019, Strum Guitar Bar, Portland, OR. March 29, 2019.

Reading and book signing at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA. Nov 5, 2018.

We (Too) Are Philly poetry festival. June 11, 2018.

Health & Poetry Panel – moderator and discussant. Lit Life Poetry Festival, Rosemont College. April 7, 2018.

Virginia Festival of the Book. March 23, 2018. Charlottesville, VA.

#PoetsforPuertoRico Philadelphia. Institute of Contemporary Art. Dec 10, 2017.

Reading: A Friend of a Friend Sent Me: Jefferson University’s Asano Humanities & Health Series at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA. Sept 14, 2017.

Reading at Berl’s Poetry Shop at 126 Front St., Brooklyn, NY. Sept 8, 2017.

Reading at Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA. May 9, 2017.

Poetry of Protest. Reading, panel discussion, and workshop at the Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. February 23, 2017.

Blues for Black Opals reading at Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA. February 9, 2017.

the museum of americana contributors’ reading at University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA. February 4, 2017.

orogeny Book Launch Party at Toast, Philadelphia, PA. January 14, 2017.

Reading: Poet MDs from Vanderbilt University at Williamson County Library. Williamson County, TN. April 13, 2015.

Various open mic performances in the USA, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala, in English and Spanish.

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