Julia de burgos reading  

july 28, 2022

with Sean Frederick Forbes

julia de burgos park

willimantic, CT



new England poetry club reading  

february 2022

with Lloyd Schwartz


phosphorescence poetry reading series  

October 28, 2021

with Somrita Ganguly

Emily dickinson museum Amherst, ma 



longfellow house national historic site | 2021 virtual summer poetry festival

AUGUST 8, 2021

with jean Dany joachim

Cambridge, MA




an evening with boston poets 

July 8, 2021

with Kendra DeColo, Peter Filkins, and Peter Shippy

brookline booksmith 



chautauqua institution poet in residence

july 3-10 2021


boston book festival
lit crawl boston
the poetry of science

june 10, 2021

the evolution of traka (documentary) talk-back with jean appolon and company

june 8, 2021

isabella Stewart gardner museum




laguagua poetry festival virtual reading series

may 1, 2021

with Zeina Hashem Beck, Deborah Bennett, Samir Delgado, Alexis Díaz-Pimienta, Rhina P. Espaillat,  Audrey Henderson, Michael Leong, Pablo Medina, Philip Nikolayev, Pedro Poitevin, Patrick Sylvain, Taty Hernández Durán, Leonardo Nin, Jean Dany Joachim, Daisy Novoa Vásquez, Peo Tuy and Octavio R. González, organized by Willy Ramirez



what tells you ripeness: black poets on nature launch + reading

april 22, 2021

with Nikki Wallschlaeger and others 

sponsored by pangyrus 



the power of poetry     wgbh panel

april 12, 2021

with Chen Chen, Porsha olayiwola, Dara Wier, moderated by Eliza new

in collaboration with Mass poetry 



visionary New England exhibition

oct 8, 2020 – MarcH 14, 2021

sam durant commission

decordova museum
Lincoln, ma 



the first and last word reading series  

march 16, 2021

via zoom  


New England poetry club poet in the house 

march 7, 2021


grolier poetry bookshop virtual reading series

february 18, 2021

with Charles Coe

via zoom 


poetry for black lives: a reading and conversation

november 11, 2020

with Sequoia Maner, darlene anita scott, Emily Ruth Rutter

boston public library
copley square 


Bridgewater state American poetry class

November 10, 2020

with Professor John mulrooney 

bridgewater state university 
bridgewater, MA

via zoom



home: reading and workshop series

November 6 + 7, 2020

curated by porsha olayiwola

Haley house cafe


Boston Poetry Marathon

August 8, 2020

via zoom

Mother Tongue Books/ Matènwa Learning Community Fundraiser

February, 2020

Lunder Art Center

Launch for spoKe 6

December, 2019

With editor Kevin Gallagher, and Amanda Cook, Philip Nikolayev, John Mulrooney, and Meg Tyler

Grolier Poetry Book Shop

School Street Sessions

November, 2019

Readings from What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump with editor Martín Espada, and Doug Anderson, Everett Hoagland, Richard Michelson, Marge Piercy, Robert Pinsky, and Lauren Marie Schmidt

Omni Parker House

Boston Originals Reading Series

November, 2019

With Chibụìhè Obi Achịmbá, Kristen Case, Amanda Cook, Suzanne Mercury, Oliver Strand, and Janaka Stucky

Woodbury Poetry Room
Harvard University



Boston Book Festival

October, 2019

Immigrant Literature Panel with Juliet Grames and Ruvanee Villhauer


Black Words Matter Project

October, 2019

Workshop: 21st-Century African Poetry
Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences

University of Massachusetts—Boston

Poetry is a Bridge: A Celebration of Poetry in Translation and in Many Languages

September, 2019

With Mark Schafer, José Zepeda and George Abraham

Frugal Books, Roxbury

Writers for Migrant Justice: Poetry Reading and Fundraiser

September, 2019

With Cheryl Clark Vermeulen, Anna V.Q. Ross, Oliver de la Paz, Alana Folson, Natalie Shapero, Martín Espada, Grace Talusan, Nicole Terez Dutton, Pablo Medina, and U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo

Arlington Street Church

FEMS x Boston Immigrant Writers Salon

August, 2019

Reading and Workshop


Boston Poetry Marathon

August, 2019

30th Annual American Literature Association Conference

May, 2019

Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era roundtable with editors, Emily Ruth Rutter and Tiffany Austin


The Art of Translation

May, 2019

With Martha Collins, Jim Kates, and Emma Ramadan

Brookline Booksmith

Women’s Lunch Fundraiser

April, 2019

Introduction of National Youth Poet Laureate, Patricia Frazier

Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston

Boston’s New Poet Laureate Welcome

January, 2019

Emerson College, Paramount Theater


Violence Against Women Conference

November, 2018

Still I Rise: A Reply to American Violence in the Writings of Contemporary Black Women Poets

Lesley University

Leipziger Literarischer Herbst 2018

October, 2018

Readings and Workshops


Discussing Literature, Ethics, and Social Justice

October, 2018

With Sonia Sanchez, Meg Tyler, and Gerald Vizenor

Boston University

real people, real stories: mattapan, exhibition launch

June, 2018

With photographer Jennifer Waddell and participants Arthur Kitty, Ashley Rose, Cassandra Cato-Louis, Chanel Thervil, Cornell Coley, Cynthia Spearman-Hall, Gerard Georges, Joanne Daley, Johane Alexis-Phanor, Marjorie Saintil Belizaire, Mia Willis, Pascale Martineau, Robert Peters, Robyn Gibson Shaina Gilbert, and Viviane Alexis

boston public library

historic new England

june, 2018

articulations of America: the poetry of what it means to be American

eustis house

Isabella Stewart gardner museum

maY, 2018

the living room project initiated by lee mingwei


Resistance mic 

april, 2018

With Kate appleton, Artress Bethany White, Youth Underground, Amy Siskind, and Timothy Patrick McCarthy

oberon/american repertory theater

bocas literary festival

april, 2018

Take Two: Haiti in All my Dreams with Katia D. Ulysse and Ibrahim Ahmad

Crossing Tongues with Adalber Salas Hernández, Loretta Collins Klobah, and Vahni Capildeo


boston athenaeum

april, 2018

poetry group reading + presentation


Suffolk poetry center

april, 2018

who’s there? a reading of new translations in French and English with Jennifer barber, Peter brown, David ferry, Emmanuel merle, marjorie Salvadon, and Caroline talpe  

Suffolk university

the ruth and carl j. shapiro celebrity lectures

FEbruary, 2018

introduction of artist/activist harry Belafonte

museum of fine arts

American literary translators association conference

october, 2017

translating haitian literatures: practice, publication, and circulation with siobhan meï, corine tachtiris, j.t. mahany, and Susan kilter


city of notions anthology launch

july, 2017

with Linda carney Goodrich, Maggie dietz, haywood fennell sr., kevin Gallagher, holly guran, krysten hill, Timothy liu, jennifer militello, and anna ross

Boston public library 

New England poetry club

july, 2017

I, immigrant: poetry on the immigrant and refugee experience with Alan smith soto

longfellow historic house

institute of contemporary art/boston 

july, 2017

Eva Respini with Danielle Legros Georges on Dana Schutz