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[I'm trying to focus on and prioritize my scholarly research and activist work right now, so I'm doing fewer readings. But soon!]

2023 Readings

December 16, 5 pm

Segue Reading Series. Artists Space, New York 

With Laura Henriksen.  

November 28, 5 pm

Alissa Quart presents Going for Broke. P&T Knitwear Bookstore, New York 

In conversation with Alissa Quart, Molly Crabapple, Alex Miller, and Astra Taylor.  

October 19, 6:30 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, New York 

Islands & Rivers: Poetry and the art of the possible in the age of climate change. With special guest Kealoha, Hawaiʻi's first Poet Laureate, Uche Nduka, & Allia Abdullah-Matta.  

June 10, 8 pm

Walking in the City Premiere. National Sawdust, Brooklyn

Brooklyn composer and drummer Chase Elodia presents the world debut of his interdisciplinary project Walking in the City, which illustrates Brooklyn in words and music. To create the piece, Elodia invited eight intergenerational, multiracial, and transcultural writers from across Brooklyn to submit a text inspired by the experience of walking down a street in their neighborhood. The finished work sets their poetry to music, surrounding their words about life in the borough with sampled texts, field recordings, and drum harmonies. At the performance, each poet will read their work as Elodia plays live-triggered melodies and rhythms. With Chase Elodia, Marissa Davis, Bernard Ferguson, Felice Belle, Dennis Nurkse, Anthony Thomas Lombardi, Danilo Machado, and Zakia Henderson-Brown.  

March 15, 8 pm

Poetry Project, New York 

With James Sherry.  

April 1, 5:30 pm

With Mirene Arsanios and Erica Hunt. Brooklyn Museum free First Saturdays. 

2022 Readings

January 1, 6-7 pm

The Poetry Project's 48th Annual New Year's Day Marathon Reading. Part of an hourlong lineup with videos from Alexis Almeida, Brenda Coultas, Constance deJong, Fanny Howe, Lucy Ives, Gabriel Kruis, Ben Krusling, Mike Lala, Rachel Levitsky, Eugene Lim, Matt Longabucco, Sara Jane Stoner, Wendy Trevino.

January 27, 6 pm

@taylorswiftasbooks Instagram live reading. With Kelley R. Samuels and Claire Wahmanholm. [See recording here.]

2021 Readings

Saturday, May 1, 7 pm

Evergreen Review and Singapore Unbound, via Zoom. [See recording here.]

With Jerrine Tan, Paula Mendoza, Devi S. Laskar, and Pauline Park.

Friday, May 7, 3 pm

Seizing the Pandemic Portal: Transforming Universities for Community Engaged Scholarship, via Zoom. [See recording here.]

Monday, July 26, 5 pm

Playground Reading, at Underhill Playground, as part of the City Artists Corps.

With Alexis Almeida, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Karen Lepri, Mirene Arsanios.

2020 Readings

Saturday, March 7

The Wild I: An Exploration of Water and Poetry Conference,

Columbia University, New York

With Jordan Abel, Abigail Chabitnoy, CAConrad, Matthea Harvey, Douglas Kearney, Shane McCrae, Luna Miguel, Cecilia Pavón, Phillip B. Williams, and Lynn Xu.

Thursday, May 28, 6:30 pm

Center for Book Arts, New York, via Zoom.

With Anna Gurton-Wachter.

2019 Readings


Saturday, March 9, 8 pm

Second Saturday Reading Series for Singapore Unbound, with Thomas March.

Wednesday, April 10, 6 pm

Wesleyan University

With Jordy Rosenberg.

Wednesday, April 17, 6 pm

Brooklyn College MFA Inter-Genre Reading Series

With Rattawut Lapcharoensap.

Monday, September 16, 7 pm

Helwaser Gallery, New York

Celebrating the opening of Boedi Widjaja's exhibit Declaration Of.

Saturday, November 2, 4 pm

The Balloon Project, Brooklyn

With Sarah Riggs, Asiya Wadud, and Jianna Park. Featuring a performance/ collaboration with Elena Berriolo.

Friday, December 6, 6 pm

Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn

For the launch of Youmna Chlala's The Paper Camera. With Mirene Arsanios, Aracelis Girmay, Marwa Helal, and Mendi Obadike.

2018 Readings


Monday, September 24, 8 pm

Unnameable Books, Brooklyn

As part of the Boog City 12 Arts Festival.

Tuesday, September 25, 7 pm

McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York

With Asiya Wadud, celebrating her new book, Crosslight for Youngbird.

Monday, October 1, 7 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, New York

With Sujatha Fernandes and Carolina Bank Muñoz, Power, Collective Struggle, and the Poetic Imagination.

Friday, October 12, 7 pm

Center for Book Arts, New York

With Jennifer Baker.

Sunday, December 2, 6 pm

Bowery Poetry Club

Where There are Words reading, with Elizabeth T. Gray, Fred Marchant, Meghan O'Rourke, Tom Thompson, and Leah Umansky.


Friday, March 9, 7 pm

The Bunker, AWP/ Tampa, FL
With Caroline Crumpacker, Emily Skillings, Pamela Sneed, Sabrina Dalla Valle, Amber DiPietra, Jasmine Dreamweaver, Ming Holden, & July Westhale.

Saturday, March 10, 4 pm
Living Room Lounge, Hilton Tampa Downtown, AWP/ Tampa, FL
With Pamela Sneed, Yanyi, Hallie Goodman, Aaron Coleman, & emcee Caroline Crumpacker. 

Friday, March 16, 8 pm
Poetry Project, New York
With Cecilia Vicuña.

Thursday, March 29, 7 pm
The Body and Migration 
Asian American Writers' Workshop, New York
With Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda, & Dorothy Wang.


Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 pm

Codex Bookstore, New York

With Miles Champion.


Friday, April 6, 6:30 pm

Brooklyn Rail reading, New York

With Steven Alvarez, Sara Jay Stoner, Charles North, Arlo Quint, Vincent Katz, Camonghne Felix, Lewis Warsh, Ann Lauterbach, Anselm Berrigan.

Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm
¡¡¡ Double Book Launch Party !!! 
CUNY Graduate Center James Gallery, New York
With Youmna Chlala, plus special guests. <3

Wednesday, May 10, 7:30 pm
Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles

With Diane Ward and SA Smythe.

Thursday & Friday, May 11 & 12
Symposium: Feminist Poetics, Emergent Pedagogies
Los Angeles, CA
Organized by Margaret Rhee and Andrea Quaid, also featuring Tia Blassingame, Erica Kaufman, & Jennifer Scappettone. 

Thursday, June 7
Mother Foucault's Bookshop, Portland, OR

Thursday, July 12
Poets' House, New York
With Tongo Eisen-Marti, Wayne Kostenbaum, & Dorothea Lasky.

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