Upcoming Events

Grand Marronage book signing at AWP 2019, Jack Jones Literary Arts booth, Portland, OR. March 28, 10am.

Grand Marronage book signing at AWP 2019 book fair, Switchback Books booth, Portland, OR. March 29, 1-2pm.

Grand Marronage book launch reading at AWP 2019, Strum Guitar Bar, Portland, OR. March 29, 2019, 7-9pm.

Grand Marronage Charlottesville book launch reading and party at the BRIDGE Progressive Arts Initiative, 209 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA. April 6, 2019, time TBD.

Reading at Chop Suey Books, 2913 Cary St, Richmond, VA. April 12, 2019. 7-8:00pm.

Reading at Winchester Book Gallery, 7 N Loudon St, Winchester, VA. May 4, 2019. 11:00am.

Reading at Penn Book Center with Raquel Salas Rivera and Trapeta Mayson, 130 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA. May 15, 2019, 6-8:00pm.

Tire Fire reading series at Tattooed Mom with Raena Shirali and Elissa Washuta, 530 South St, Philadelphia, PA. May 16, 7-9:00pm.

In Your Ear reading series at DC Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW, Washington, DC. May 19, 3:00pm.

Reading at New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA. June 14, 7-8:00pm.


Select Past Events

Reading and book signing at Washington & Lee University, Hillel Multipurpose Room. Nov 5, 2018. 6:00pm. Lexington, VA.

We (Too) Are Philly poetry festival. June 11, 2018. 6-8:30pm.

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.

Whale Prom at AWP. Book signing at Trembling Pillow Press table. March 9, 2018.  11:00am. Tampa, FL.

#PoetsforPuertoRico reading – Philadelphia. Institute of Contemporary Art (118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104). Dec 10, 2017. 3:00-5:00pm, followed by a reception.

Reading: A Friend of a Friend Sent Me: Jefferson University’s Asano Humanities & Health Series at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (19 S 10th St., Philadelphia, PA). Sept 14, 2017. 7:00pm.

Reading at Berl’s Poetry Shop at 126 Front St., Brooklyn, NY. Sept 8, 2017. 8:00pm.

Reading at Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA. May 9, 2017. 7pm.

Reading at Penn Book Center at 130 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA. April 19, 2017. 6:30-8pm.

Poetry of Protest. Reading, panel discussion, and workshop at the Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. February 23, 2017. 1-3pm.

Blues for Black Opals reading at Rosenbach Museum & Library at 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA. February 9, 2017. 6-7:30pm.

the museum of americana contributors’ reading at University City Arts League (4226 Spruce St.), Philadelphia, PA. February 4, 2017. 7-9pm.

orogeny Book Launch Party at Toast (1201 Spruce St.), Philadelphia, PA. January 14, 2017 at 7:00pm.

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

Reading: Poet’s Corner at Scarritt-Bennett Center. Nashville, TN. March 26, 2015.

Author reading and book signing with Irène Mathieu and Brenda Butka at Parnassus Bookstore. Nashville, TN. March 25, 2015.

A day’s work: Poetic reflections on the third year of medical school. April 13, 2013. Presented at: annual conference The Examined Life: Writing, Humanities, and the Art of Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

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


Photo by Justin Reid.