photo by Kate Stringer


  • The Solidarity Salon, Cambridge, MA, June 20, 2020


  • Thrush Friday Night Virtual Reading Series, April 24, 2020


  • The Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen–Cambridge Edition (Jabari Asim, Katie Bayerl, Julia Denos, Allegra Goodman, Richard Hoffman, Mira T. Lee, Jill Lepore, Cynthia Levinson, Fred Marchant, Steve McCauley, and Nancy Werlin) Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA, December 11, 2019
  • Hemispheres Book Launch: MIT, Cambridge, MA. November 21, 2019
  • Burlington Writers Workshop presents Poem As Event (a workshop), Burlington, VT, November 9, 2019
  • Burlington Public Library: (featured reader), Burlington, VT, November 8, 2019
  • Outright, Vermont (invited guest for Q&A), Burlington, VT, November 8, 2019
  • Poetry in the Parlor (New England Poetry Club), Concord MA. October 4, 2019
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Massachusetts State House (award recipient) , Boston, MA. September 17, 2019
  • New Hampshire Poetry Festival: “The Strangeness in Ourselves” (panel with Regie Gibson, Eileen Cleary, and Robbie Gamble), Henniker, N.H.  September 14, 2019
  • Boston Poetry Marathon (featured reader), Boston, MA. August 16, 2019
  • Cafe Muse (featured reader): Bethesda, MD, July 1, 2019
  • Unearthed Song & Poetry (invited reader), Dorchester, MA. February 1, 2019
  • IMAGO (invited reader with Rosann Kozlowski, Carrie Bennett, and Judi Silverman), Warren, RI. January 27, 2019


  • The Outpost (reading with Eileen Cleary, Steven Riel, Suzanne Mercury, Christine Jones, David Miller, Martha McCoulough, Cynthia Bargar) Cambridge, MA. December 12, 2018
  • IPHOT 3130 Artist’s Books (class visit), Lesley University, Cambridge, MA,  December 4, 2018
  • MIT Artists Beyond the Desk, Cambridge, MA. November 28, 2018
  • Oklahoma State University (craft talk, “Ecosystem: the Sentence Versus the Line and the Line Verses the Sentence”) Stillwater, OK. November 8, 2018
  • Oklahoma State University (invited reader) Stillwater, OK. November 7, 2018
  • Oklahoma State University (class visit) Stillwater, OK. November 7, 2018
  • “They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing” (reading), Trident Bookstore, Boston, MA. October 22, 2018
  • Autumn Oracles 2018 Poetry at Del Rossi’s (invited reader with Ewa Chruscial), Dublin, NH, October 21, 2018
  • The Bookery, poetry reading (with January Gill O’Neil), Manchester, NH. September 15, 2018
  • The New Hampshire Poetry Festival: “Comm(unity): On the Purpose of Building Community and the Value of Active Engagement within” panel (Ralph Pennel, Regie Gibson, Cheryl Buchanan, and Hillary Sallick) Henniker, NH. September 15, 2018
  •  The New Hampshire Poetry Festival: “Accuracy and Authenticity: Pronouns and Their Lenses” panel (with Joan Houlihan, Robbie Gamble, and Joy Ladin), Henniker, NH. September 15, 2018
  • The Portsmouth Poet Laureate Project (invited reader with Linda Aldrich), Portsmouth, NH. September 5, 2018
  • Boston Poetry Marathon, Cambridge, MA August 10, 2018
  • Word Portland reading (with Cate Marvin & Tanya Whiton) Portland ME, June 4, 2018
  • Grolier’s 90th Anniversary Benefit (reading), Cambridge, MA. June 2, 2018
  • Longfellow Books (reading): Portland, Maine, May 17, 2018
  • The Outpost (reading with Eileen Cleary, Quintin Collins, and Steven Riel) Cambridge, MA. May 14, 2018
  • 2018 Massachusetts Poetry Festival: The Word Works (reading with Carrie Bennett, Frannie Lindsay, Jennifer Barber, and Fred Marchant), Salem, MA, May 6, 2018
  • 2018 Massachusetts Poetry Festival: Barrow Street (reading with: Richard Hoffman, Danielle Legros George, and Doug Anderson), Salem, MA, May 5, 2018
  • Ornitheology book launch, MIT, Cambridge, MA. May 4, 2018
  • University of Washington Bothell (class visit: Skype), Bothell, WA. April 10, 2018
  • Jamaica Plain Public Library (reading with Steven Riel and Julia Lisella),  Jamaica Plain, MA., March 24, 2018
  • Interim/ Barrow Street reading (Shannon Austin, Christine Bettis, Lara Candland, Brenda Hillman, Claudia Keelan, Timothy Liu, Heidi Lynn Nilsson, Alice Notley (via a reading of her work by Claudia Keelan), Dara-Lyn Shrager, Sasha Steensen, and Sarah Ann Winn), AWP, Tampa, FL., March 9, 2018
  • Superstition Review author signing, AWP, Tampa, FL., March 9, 2018
  • The Word  Works author signing, AWP, Tampa, FL., March 9, 2018
  • CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative Writing reading (with Rita Banerjee, Diana Norma Szokolyai, Nell Irvin Painter, Maya Sonenberg, Anca Szilagyi, Alex Carrigan, and Janine Harrison) AWP, Tampa, FL., March 9, 2018
  • The Word Works reading (Annie Adey-Babinski, Curtis Bauer, Willa Carroll, Abby Chew, Lisa Lewis, Susan Lewis, and Thomas March), AWP, Tampa, FL., March 8, 2018 
  • Harvard University BOSTON ORIGINALS (with Peter Gizzi, Kythe Heller, and Jackie Wang), Cambridge, MA. February 22, 2018


  • Poem as Event Reading (with Josette Akresh-Gonzales, Eileen Cleary, Emily Logan, Steven Riel, and Daniel Sarver), Cambridge, MA, December 14, 2017
  • Lilly Salon, Needham, MA., December 1, 2017
  • Boston University (WR100 Playwriting Now class visit), Boston, MA., November 1, 2017
  • The New Hampshire Poetry Festival, “Old Media Poetics: On Writing through Collaboration with Technologies and Artists” (panelist with Aimee Harrison, Adam Tedesco, Travis Sharp, and Ralph Pennel) Manchester, NH., September 23, 2017
  • The New Hampshire Poetry Festival “The Line: Have We Crossed  It?” (panelist with Jennifer Martelli, Jennifer Jean, Cindy Veach, J.D. Scrimgeour) Manchester, NH., September 23, 2017
  • Massachusetts Poetry Festival, “Emotionality: Harness or Whip?” (panelist with Jennifer Martelli, Ralph Angel, Anne Champion) Salem, MA., May 7, 2017
  • Massachusetts Poetry Festival, “The Trauma of the Body” (panelist with: Rosann Kozlowski, Aimee Harrison, Carrie Bennett, Cheryl Clark Vermeulen” Salem, MA., May 7, 2017
  • St. Rocco’s reading for the dis-possessed (featured reader with Travis Sharp and Tracey McTague), Albany, New York, January 15, 2017
  • small po[r]tions @ Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (reading with Carrie Bennett, Marco Maisto, Travis Sharp, and Aimee Harrison), Brooklyn, NY,  January 14, 2017
  • The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College (visiting poet: craft seminar and reading with Anne-Marie Oomen and Sandra Scofield), Chestnut Hill., MA, January 1, 2017


  • New Hampshire Poetry Fest (reading with Anne Champion, Nadia Colburn, Ralph Pennel, Danielle Jones Pruett), Manchester, NH. September 24
  • Boston Poetry Marathon, Cambridge, MA. July 16
  • Letter [r] Press open-air mic at Olympic Sculpture Park (featured reader), Seattle, WA. July 12
  • Learn@Lunch Writers Panel, MIT (Sloan School), Cambridge, MA, June 21
  • Boston University (WR 150: Gendered Expressions of Performance, class visit), Boston, MA, June 6
  • Word Portland (featured reader with Tanya Whiton and Megan Grumbling), Portland, ME., May 2
  • MassPoetry Festival, “voices: (implicit) and EXPLICIT!” (panel with Doug Anderson, Melissa Hotchkiss, and Soraya Shalforoosh), Salem, MA., April 30
  • MASSART (class visit: LALW402 Advanced Poetry Workshop), Boston, MA., April 21
  • Boston University (class visit: WR 100 Poetry Now), Boston, MA., February 18
  • Pangyrus (featured reader with Anne Bernays, Tim McCarthy, Beth Moore, and Carmen Nobel): Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA., February 1
  • MIT (Pleasures of Poetry): Cambridge MA., January 8


  • Boston University (class visit: WR 100 Poetry Now): Boston MA., November 9
  • Boston University (class visits: WR 100 Writing the Play): Boston MA., October 9
  • Small Animal Project (featured reader with Annie Won and Stephanie Ford): Cambridge, MA., October 2
  • Boston Poetry Marathon., Cambridge, MA., August 14
  • Cambridge Public Library (featured reader with Kevin Prufer and Stephen Tapscott): Cambridge, MA., June 24
  • Porter Square Books (featured reader): Cambridge, MA., May 20
  • Conway Public Library (featured reader): Conway, NH., May 18
  • MIT Artists Beyond the Desk (featured reader): Cambridge, MA., May 6
  • Word Portland (featured reader with Betsy Sholl and Peter Covino): Portland, ME., May 4
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design (featured reader with Sandra Limm): Boston, MA., April 21
  • MIT (book launch): Cambridge, MA., April 15
  • Barrow Street AWP offsite event (featured reader with Meg Day, Claudia Keelan, Soraya Shalforoosh, and Doug Anderson): Minneapolis, MN., April 10
  • C’mere Honey: AWP offsite event (featured reader with Aimee Herman and Ross Robbins): Minneapolis, MN., April 10
  • SQ2: off-site AWP event (featured reader with Wendy C. Ortiz, Andrea Beltran, Neil De La Flor, Lauren Espinoza, Paula Neves, Michael Montlack, Andre Perry, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Silas Hansen, David Campos, David Tomas Martinez, and Miguel M. Morales): Minneapolis, MN., April 9
  • AWP Conference (Tributary book signings): Minneapolis, MN., April 9
  • Starbucks (featured reader with Carrie Bennett and Jessica Bozek): Cambridge, MA., March 14
  • Boston University (class visits: WR 150 Gendered Expressions of Performance): Boston, MA., February 5
  • “IAP Pleasures of Poetry” (guest facilitator): MIT, Cambridge, MA., January 5


  • Gazing Grain reading at George Mason University’s 2014 Fall for the Book (featured reader with Anne Lesley Selcer): Fairfax, VA., September 13
  • Boston Poetry Marathon World Cup 2014, Cambridge, MA., August 9
  • New England Institute of Art (featured reader with Erica Anzalone and Carrie Bennett): Brookline, MA., August 6


  • 2013 Boston Poetry Marathon (featured reader), Cambridge MA., August 18
  • Joaquin Miller Poetry Reading Series (featured reader with Jane Schapiro): Washington, D.C., June 30
  • Ocean State Writing Conference (featured reader with Maria Mutch and Kate Schapira), Kingston, RI. June 22
  • Ocean State Writing Conference (co-lead craft session with Talvikki Ansel), Kingston, RI. June 22
  • Inman Review Vol 5. Release Party (featured reader): Cambridge, MA. June 13
  • Queertopia (Seven Kitchens Press featured reader for offsite AWP reading), Boston, MA. March 7


  • Cut into Time Reading Series (featured reader with Antonio Ochoa, Monica Raymond, and David Rich): Mobius Gallery, Cambridge, MA. September 30
  • MIT Literature Section (class visit with Amaranth Borsuk: 21L.487 Modern Poetry): Cambridge, MA. March 12
  • Inman Review 4 Release Party (featured reader with: Randy Black, Robert Campbell, Aaron Devine, Annabel Gill, Christopher Hall, Craig Hildebrand, Antonio Ochoa, Andrew Rosen and Derek J.G. Williams): Cambridge, MA. January 21


  • MIT Artists Beyond the Desk” (featured reader): Cambridge, MA. November 2
  • The Ocean State Review Inaugural Issue Reading (invited reader with: Richard Hoffman, Aaron Tillman, Kate Schapira, Padma Venkatraman, Darcie Dennigan, and Wayne Cresser): Providence, Rhode Island. October 27
  • Everything Akimbo: Welcoming the ELO (Electronic Literature Organization) to MIT (presented the digital poem “The essence of both”): Cambridge, MA. September 19


  • White Birch Books (featured reader): North Conway, NH. August 15
  • Pine Manor College MFA in Creative Writing (featured reader with Meg Kearney and David Yoo): Chestnut Hill, MA. July 15
  • “Enter at Your Own Risk: A Workshop for Poetry Collaboration” (guest instructor): Pine Manor College MFA in Creative Writing: Chestnut Hill, MA. July 15
  • “Two Heads are Better than One: the Poem, the Poet, and the Other” (faculty presenter with Derek Pollard): Ocean State Summer Writing Conference: Kingston, RI. June 26
  • Ocean State Summer Writing Conference (featured reader with Franco D’Alessandro, Derek Pollard, and Kate Schapira ): Kingston, RI. June 26
  • “MIT Artists Beyond the Desk” (featured reader): Cambridge, MA. May 19
  • University of Rhode Island Read/Write Series (featured reader with Darcie Dennigan and Kate Schapira): Providence, RI. April 28
  • Inman Review Release Party for Issue #2 (featured reader): Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA. April 24


  • “IAP Pleasures of Poetry”(guest facilitator): MIT, Cambridge, MA. January 14


  • “Poets in Support of Obama: Readings and Conversation” (featured reader along with: Carrie Bennett, David Blair, Nadia Colburn, Christina Davis, Joanna Klink, Caroline Knox, and Franz Wright): The Burren, Somerville, MA. October 19


  • “The Writer’s Life: MFA Programs: Weighing the Pros and Cons” (panelist with Kimberly Davis and Helen Elaine Lee), Cambridge Center for Adult Education: Cambridge, MA. April 18


  • Conway Public Library (featured reader): Conway, NH. April 10
  • “Out of the Margins” (panelist with Robin Becker, Kay Murphy, and Jeff Mann), AWP Conference: Austin, TX. March 11
  • “Give Your Words Away(panelist with Meg Harris, Michael Macklin, and Janaka Stucky), AWP Conference: Austin, TX. March 9


  • “On MFA Programs” (panelist), Grub Street Writers: Boston, MA. November 19
  • “MIT Artists Behind the Desk” (featured reader): Cambridge, MA. March 16


  • The Great American Poetry Show (featured reader with Liz Peavey, Tanya Whiton, and Todd Dadaleares), Portland, ME. December 8, 1996
  • Stonecoast Writers Conference (Carbonneau Scholar): Freeport, ME


  • Matlovich Society (featured reader): Portland, ME, August 24


  • The Maine Festival (featured reader): Portland, ME, August 7