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EMPIRE READS reading series, Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30PM

Cave Canem Foundation and Lambda Literary presents: PARTY FOR THE PEOPLE, Amarachi, Brooklyn, March 14, 2019 at 7PM

Discovery Poetry Contest Winners’ Reading, Unterberg Poetry Center, May 16, 2019 at 8PM

Office Hours Poetry Series, Bureau for General Services Queer Division, May 18, 2019 at 1:30 PM



Pete’s Big Salmon Poetry Series, Pete’s Candy Store, January 11, 2019

The Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading, The Poetry Project, January 1, 2019

WRECKstasy, SOHO20 Gallery, NYC, Nov 17, 2018

Cave Canem Presents SOUL OF A NATION at Brooklyn Museum, NYC, Nov 3, 2018

Pride Reading: curated by Melissa Febos, Bluestockings Activist Cafe, NYC, June 26, 2018

Brackish, NYC, June 21, 2018

QT: Rainbows Across the Diaspora, Dixon Place, NYC, May 22, 2018

Picasso Machinery, NYC, May 18, 2018

No, Dear *States* Launch Reading, LA SALA at Cantina Royal, May 11, 2018

The Rally Reading Series, Pete’s Candy Store, May 3, 2018

Launch Reading for Laura Buccieri’s On Being Mistaken, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, April 18, 2018

Pen America: World Voices Festival | CLMP Press Fest, Washington Mews, NYC, April 20, 2018

MIXER Series, Our Wicked Lady, NYC, April 18, 2018

NYC | Sunday Salon, Von, NYC, April 15, 2018

At The Inkwell NYC Poetry, KGB Bar & Lit Mag, NYC, April 11, 2018

The Future of Queens Poetry 2018: a Benefit for Newtown Literary Alliance, Queens NYC, March 18, 2018

Hostos Community College Reading Series, Bronx NY, March 13, 2018

Sinister Wisdom 107: We Are the Revolution, Leslie- Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, February 27, 2018

Paperback Launch for Abandon Me, by Melissa Febos, Books Are Magic, February 16, 2018

Launch Party for Candace Williams' Spells for Black Wizards, Ace Hotel New York, February 5, 2018

American Chordata, Issue 6 Launch Reading, Housing Works Bookstore, February 1, 2018

The Voices of #MeToo, Spoonbill Books, Brooklyn, January 24, 2018

The 44th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading, The Poetry Project, January 1, 2018

Love Within Love Anthology Launch, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Brooklyn, Dec 11, 2017

Cooper Wilhelm presents Dumbheart/Stupidface, WORD Brooklyn, Dec 2, 2017

XXO Reading ft. DJ Ashtray and All His Friends, BGSQD, NYC, Oct 13, 2017

Poetry 99 - Monthly Poetry Reading Series, Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers, Brooklyn Sept 11, 2017

Cool As F*** Reading Series, Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn Aug 22, 2017

The Other Side of Violet Anthology Release Party, Great Weather for Media, NYC Aug 17, 2017

In This Body: with Say Yes Electric Collective & Seventh Wave, Dixon Place Brooklyn, Aug 15, 2017

2017 Lambda Literary Writer's Retreat Reading Series, West Hollywood Library, WEHO Aug 9, 2017

Honeysuckle Magazine: HERS issue Launch, Norwood Club NYC, July 26, 2017

Newton Literary: Issue 10 Launch Reading, Socrates Sculpture Park, June 25, 2017

Open Studio 2017: SOMA Artists Studio Tour with Ananda Lima, Maplewood NJ June 4, 2017

Lamprohonic: Emerging Writers Series, Bar Thalia, NYC June 2, 2017

The Recluse #13 Launch Party, The Poetry Project, St Mark's Church, NYC May 24, 2017

Writing Across Cultures: A Reading at Cave Canem with Joseph O. Legaspi, Brooklyn May 2, 2017

Poetic Queens with Newton Literary, Queens Library at Sunnyside branch, Queens April 8, 2017

COUPLET - a Quarterly Reading Series & Social, The Delancey, NYC April 21, 2017

The Poetry Project, St Mark's Church, NYC, Feb 1, 2017

Say Yes Electric Collective, Three's Brewing, Brooklyn Jan 21, 2017

Poetry Conversations: A Reading at Cave Canem with Camille Rankine, Brooklyn Nov 14, 2016


Queens Writes Weekend: "Write Without Fear" workshop with Newtown Literary, Queens May 20, 2017