awp conference            


February 10, 2024

readings from wheatley at 250: black women poets re-imagine the verse of phillis wheatley peters, with artress bethany white, evie shockley, tara betts, and kiki petrosino

panel: a celebration of the work of afaa michael weaver, with enzo silon surin, tara betts, bro. yao, and afaa Michael weaver

kansas city, mo

institute of contemporary art/ Boston

ica forum: a Caribbean Boston  

January 19, 2024

moderator of panel discussion featuring Boston cultural leaders and innovators Althea blackford, Anthony febo, Julia mejia, and Gabriel Sosa

book launch for tè mwen renmen /  this land, my beloved anthology 

October 28, 2023

with editors and contributors

cambridge public library central branch

cambridge, ma


the colonial society of massachusetts             


phillis wheatley symposium              


october 21, 2023

with Artress Bethany white and l’merchie Frazier



Boston book festival 

Haitian literature in the u.s.

october 14, 2023

panel moderated by Milady auguste, with Charlot Lucien and eddy toussaint

copley square


letters for phillis  

september 14, 2023

a reading in honor of Phillis Wheatley, organized by porsha Olayiwola, with Kyrsten hill, Tatiana Johnson-boria, letta neely, and kyara andrade howell

museum of african american history Boston




the American library in Paris & the center for the art of translation 


september 14, 2023

readings from elektrik: francophone literature in glittering translations, with Marie-Célie Agnant, gaël Octavia, moderated by Myriam chancy

the center for fiction
15 lafayette avenue
brooklyn, ny


chautauqua institution

African American heritage house series lecture 

august 1, 2023


chautauqua institution poet in residence

july 29-august 5, 2023


brockton public library Juneteenth reading   

june 17, 2023

304 Main Street
Brockton, MA


mass poetry festival

may 6+7, 2023

words in space | panel with Mary Buchinger, Martha collins, and David donna

pangyrus: where poet lives | reading with Cheryl clark vermeulen, cynthia bargar, Jennifer Martelli, and others 

translation today | a conversation with Jennifer jean and dzivinia orlowsky

salem, MA


salon d’ayiti | a Haitian literary series 

April 28 +29, 2023

book signings, readings, and panels with haitian writers and books on haiti

the center for fiction
15 lafayette avenue
Brooklyn, NY


first & last word poetry series    

April 18, 2023

with Eileen Cleary and Wendy Drexler




menino arts center reading 

april 13, 2023

with tom daly and Matthew Henry 

26 Central Avenue
Hyde Park, MA


Xit the Bear Readings in the Press Room

April 2, 2023

with John Mulrooney 

90 Oxford street
somerville, ma


fluid vessels reading 

march 27, 2023

with Elena croituru and redd ryder 

mcgill university



transition magazine issue 133 launch  

february 16, 2023

with Ariana benson, Elizabeth giorgis, and Joseph Ndukwu

hutchins center
Harvard University
Cambridge, ma


spoke magazine issue 9 launch   

january 20, 2023

with Susan Eisenberg, and Suzanne Mercury–and with an introduction by Kevin Gallagher

grolier poetry bookshop
6 Plympton street
Cambridge, ma


the tea leaf poetry invitational reading   

december 10, 2022

with Patrick Sylvain

THE TEA LEAF parlor & art gallery
487 Moody Street
waltham, ma

the transnational literature series 

november 10, 2022

with Sylvie kandé

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA


Bridgewater state university readings  

October 24 +25, 2022

with professor John mulrooney’s classes

bridgewater, ma



middlesex community college reading  

October 19, 2022

with professor tom Laughlin’s classes

middlesex community college

 Bedford, ma 


grolier poetry bookshop 95th anniversary reading  

October 9, 2022

Cambridge, ma


the tell it slant poetry festival

september 25, 2022

does translation tell it slant?, panel with Ilan stavans and regina galasso

Emily Dickinson museum

Amherst, ma


hollihock writer’s conference

September 24, 2022

literary translation conversation


a celebration of June Jordan, panel with Janet Aalfs and Nicole Young-Martin

New Bedford, ma


Julia de burgos reading  

july 28, 2022

with Sean Frederick Forbes

julia de burgos park

willimantic, CT



poetry society of new hampshire

July 12, 2022

thoughts on translation 



matwaala: south Asian diaspora Poet’s collective, a Caribbean poets reading

july 8, 2022

With Marianela Medrano, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Bessy Reyna





A Celebration of Brister Freeman, a Thoreau society + Robbins house reading


July 9, 2022

Robbins House, 320 Monument Street

Concord, MA



everyone has a voice reading series  

June 25, 2022

brockton public library

Brockton, ma


voices of refugees: stories from our neighbors – panel 

june 14, 2022


historic newton and newton public library 



rozzie reads poetry series

May 19, 2022

the square root café

roslindale, ma



grolier poetry bookshop reading series  

may 18, 2022

with Sylvie kandé

Cambridge, ma


Three Leaves: A Conversation on Haitian Poets with Danielle Legros Georges

may 7, 2022

mattapan public library

mattapan, ma 



Newburyport literary festival

april 29 – may 1, 2022

newburyport, ma

with Geoffrey brock



Live at brookline booksmith! 4×4  reading  

April 28, 2022

hosted by Jennifer barber, brookline poet laureate

with George kalogeris and fred marchant  

NOTE:  this reading has pivoted to Virtual


AWp conference             20th Anniversary Reading for Barrow Street Press

march 26, 2022

With Peter Covino, Sharon Dolin, Sally Ball, Claudia Keelan, and Timothy Liu




new England poetry club reading  

february 13, 2022

with jennifer markell and Lloyd Schwartz



brookline poetry series  

january 16, 2022

with Gail Mazur

public library of brookline

brookline, ma  


chapter and verse reading series

december 10, 2021

with Jennifer Markell and jan Schreiber

Jamaica plain, ma




phosphorescence poetry reading series  

October 28, 2021

with Somrita Ganguly

Emily dickinson museum 

Amherst, ma 



critical intentional conversations series

OCTOBER 12, 2021

with professor sara-anne semedo 

cape cod community college 
west barnstable, 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

october 2020

– march 2021

sam durant commission

decordova museum
Lincoln, ma 



the first and last word reading series  

march 16, 2021



New England poetry club poet in the house 

march 7, 2021


grolier poetry bookshop virtual reading series

february 18, 2021

with Charles Coe



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




home: reading and workshop series

November 6 + 7, 2020

curated by porsha olayiwola

Haley house cafe


Boston Poetry Marathon

August 8, 2020


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