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7 August 2021: Boston Poetry Marathon
3pm block

Somerville ArtBeat
Pop Up Poetry Posters
letterpress poetry posters in the city, featuring a quote by Chen Chen
Sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council
Saturday, July 10th
Davis Square area

Somerville Poets Reading
with Simeon Berry, David Blair, Jennifer Clarvoe, Nicole Terez Dutton, and Natalie Shapero
Monday, June 14 2021, 7pm eastern time
online with the Somerville Public Library, free

Imagine More: A Speculative Poetry Workshop
Sponsored by Tiny Turns Paperie
2nd Annual Bow Market Book Fair
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 11am eastern time
online, $5 with notebook add-on available

14 March 2021: Poetry Out Loud
State semi-finals judge

7 August 2020: Boston Poetry Marathon
4pm block

8 March 2020: Bow Market Book Fair

Tiny Turns Paperie – Poem Space Reading
Canopy Room, Bow Market, second floor
Bow Market Way, Somerville
host and reader

5 December 2019: Lily Poetry Salon

7:30pm * Newton, MA
feature reader

21 September 2019: Amherst Poetry Festival

“To Boldly Go–Space Poems, Imagination and Exploration”
location TBD * Amherst
panel and q&a with Hannah Larrabee and Ellen Goldstein

17 August 2019: Boston Poetry Marathon

Community Church of Boston * 565 Boylston St, Boston
3pm block

27 April 2019: Reality Hands Clouds and Other Louds Poetic Arts Fest

Dorchester Art Project * 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston

25 April 2019: Student Day of Poetry

Eat This Poem – food poetry workshop, elementary students

9 November 2018: Reality Hands at Hasslefest

Outpost 186 * 186 1/2 Hampshire St (rear), Cambridge
with Cassandra de Alba, Kayti Lahsaiezadeh, Aly Pierce, Zack Bond, and Meagan Masterman

10 November 2018: Shouts Against the Darkness: A Poetic Tribute to Scott Hutchison

Downeast Cider House * 256 Marginal Street, Building 32 Boston
with Francis Daulerio, Shari Caplan, and Brandon Melendez

13 October 2018: Boston Book Festival

“What an MFA in Creative Writing Can Do for You (and what it can’t)”
Emmanuel Parish Hall * 15 Newbury Street, Boston
panel with Danielle Legros Georges and Janet Pocorobba

10 October 2018: Celebration of Space

Remnant Brewing * 2 Bow Market Way, Somerville
with Joelle Renstrom, Kate Becker, Daniel Hudon, and Ellen Goldstein

26 August 2018: Poetry in the Park

Christian A Herter Park * 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

11 August 2018: Boston Poetry Marathon

Outpost 186 * 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge
3:45pm block

29 March 2018: Trash Tour Reading

Gallery 263 * 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge
with Shari Caplan, Caitlin Thornbrugh, and July Westhale

22 August 2017: Prudential Summer Reading Series

Prudential Center Courtyard * 800 Boylston St, Boston
with Amanda Gorman and Jonathan Mendoza

19 August 2017: Boston Poetry Marathon

Outpost 186 * 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge
12:50pm block

8 June 2017: The Cellar Continues

Beverly Depot * 10 Park St, Beverly

3 June 2017: Cambridge Riverfest Poetry Tent

Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge
2:40pm, 12-6pm for full event
with Rob Arnold, Robert Carr, Michael Mercurio, and Julia Story

12 May 2017: Tsunami Diorama Book Launch

320 Market Cafe * 211 W State St, Media PA
with Simeon Berry, Sarah Blake, Roxanne Halpine Ward and Fritz Ward

6 May 2017: “The Word Doesn’t Mean Anything”: Crafting the Confessional and Beyond

Mass Poetry Festival * Peabody Essex Museum Create Space, Salem
panel moderator/presenter with Sumita Chakraborty, Cassandra de Alba, and Maggie Dietz

21 April 2017: Belt It Out

Courtside Sports Pub * 291 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
with Mckendy Fils-Aimé and Lorna Loy

16 April 2017: Somerville is for Poets

Arts at the Armory Cafe * 191 Highland Street, Somerville
with Simeon Berry, Lesley Jenike, and Natalie Shapero

8 April 2017: Goli’s Gallery

Secret Location, Boston

4 March 2017: Poetry Out Loud

Framingham Masonic Temple, Framingham
State Semi-Finals judge

24 February 2017: Trubador ConVERSE-ing: New Directions for Poetry + Technology

Boston CIC * 50 Milk Street, First Floor, Boston
panel & brainstorming

9 November 2016: poems2go Live

Sherrill Library, Lesley University * 89 Brattle St, Cambridge

14 October 2016: Mr Hip Presents

Uforge Gallery * 767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain
with Shari Caplan, Adam Grabowski, Tommy Pico, and Lauren Singer

31 August 2016: Cambridge Public Library Poetry Reading Series

CPL Main Library * 449 Broadway, Cambridge
with Simeon Berry and Kevin Cutrer

16 July 2016: Boston Poetry Marathon

Outpost 186 * 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge

28 June 2016: Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak Book Tour

Červená Barva Press * Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave B8, Somerville
with Lori Desrosiers

15 June 2016: Feminist Art Wednesdays

Feminists of Salem * Koto, 90 Washington St, Salem

1 May 2016: “A Language for the Unknown: The Interplay of Poetry and Science”

Mass Poetry Festival * Hawthorne Hotel Library, 18 Washington Sq, Salem
panel presenter with Ellen Goldstein and Rosemary Starace

29 April 2016: “Stars in my Pocket like Grains of Sand: Science Fiction & Poetry”

Mass Poetry Festival * Hawthorne Hotel Library, 18 Washington Sq, Salem
panel moderator/presenter with Sam Cha and Jade Sylvan

3 December 2015: Lesley University Creative Writing Reading

Sherrill Library, Lesley University * 89 Brattle St, Cambridge

14 November 2015: “From Science to the Fantastic: Poetry Beyond Genre”

Salem Literary Festival * Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St, Salem
panel/reading with Ellen Goldstein

8 May 2015: Ampersand Revisited Book Launch

Out of the Blue Too Gallery * 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
with Simeon Berry, Heather Madden, Justin Petropoulos, and Fritz Ward

1 May 2015: Student Day of Poetry Poet Sampler

Mass Poetry Festival * Old Town Hall, Salem

2 December 2014: Lesley University Creative Writing Reading

Sherrill Library, Lesley University * 89 Brattle St, Cambridge

29 May 2014: AIDS Walk Fundraiser Reading

Boomerangs * 716 Centre St, Jamaica Plain
with Shari Caplan, Casey Roland, Kurt Klopmeier, and Krysten Hill

20 May 2014: Mass Poetry U35 Reading Series

Marliave Bar * 10 Bosworth St, Boston
with Hannah Larrabee and Mario Alejandro Ariza

21 April 2013: Constellations Issue 2 Reading

Somerville Public Library * 79 Highland Ave, Somerville

January 2008: Key West Literary Seminar Reading

The Studios of Key West * 533 Eaton St, Key West