I do things. They usually involve antics... and words. Definitely words. 



3.27–30 AWP in Portland, OR

On Thursday 3.28, I'll be moderating the Building the Table: Carving Out PoC Creative Spaces panel with speakers Candace WileyMonifa LemonsWilliam Evans and Rachel McKibbens


TBA: Reading with 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize Winner and Finalists @Paterson Poetry Center 

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12/12: Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop w/ Jeanann Verlee, Jons Sands, Derrick Brown, and ME 


10/4 - 10/7: NYCC

10/19 - 10/20: Dodge Poetry Festival

10/27 - 10/28: Geek Girl Con 


8/14: Reading at Dartmouth College

8/21: 6:30 - 8:30 Reading with Dodge Poetry Festival Military Park (downtown Newark, NJ)

8/22: Engaging Learners Conference @MCCC (attendee)


7.1 - 8.15: Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place

7/5: 7pm Reading at St. Johnsbury Anthenaum 

7/8 - 7/14: Frost Place Conference on Poetry

7/8: Reading with Ben Purkert @Henry Holt Barn

7/26: Reading @Abbie Greenlef Library Franconia, NH

7/29 - 8/4: The Frost Place Poetry Seminar

7/31: Reading with Martha Collins @Henry Holt Barn


Saturday 6.2: 4-4:30 BookCon: Diverse Voices in Mystery (Moderator) @ Javits Center, NYC Downtown Stage

Wed 6.20 - Sat 6.23: Chautauqua Writers’ Festival


Sunday 4.1: Panelist, “Women of Color in Sci-Fi Television” @AwesomeCon Washington D.C.

Saturday 4.7: The Ranger Zone @ The Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights - 603 Vanderbilt Avenue


Wednesday 3.7 - Saturday 3.102018 AWP Conference & Bookfair Tampa, FL (Attendee) 

Friday 3.23: Career Day @ an NYC High School

Saturday 3.24: Whose Body: Celebration and Reclamation in Princeton, NJ (Registration required; seee link)

Sunday 3.25: Page Meets Slam with Cheryl Boyce-Taylor @Bowery Poetry Club @308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker


Friday 2.16:  Black Panther Private Screening in Columbus, OH

Tuesday 2.20: Writing Wrongs in Columbus, OH

Thursday 2.22: Gramercy Books, 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, OH 43209 



Saturday 12.9: Book Release Party at the Nuyorican for Willian Evan's Still Can't Do My Daughter's Hair

Tuesday 12.26 - Saturday 12.30Watering Hole Poetry Retreat (Graduating Fellow) 


Wednesday 11.8: Boston Poetry Slam @Cantab Lounge 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge in Cambridge, Mass.

Friday 11.10: House Slam @The Haley House Bakery & Café Boston, MA located at 12 Dade Street, Dudley Square, Roxbury, 02119.

Monday 11.13Dirty Gerund @9pm @Ralph's Diner in Worcester 

Monday 11.20: Busboys and Poets (Shirlington) @4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206


Thursday 10.5 - Sunday 10.8: New York Comic Con (Press and Panelist, "Black Superheroes: Luke Cage to Black Lives Matter)


Monday 9.25: Boise Poetry Slam

Tuesday 9.26: Seattle Poetry Slam @7:45 @1114 Howell Street Seattle, WA  (Denny Triangle)

Wednesday 9.27: Broken Mic @7 @827 W. 1st Ave, Spokane, WA, 99201

Saturday 9.30 - Sunday 10.1Geek Girl Con (Press and Panelist, "#BlackWomenDreaming: Building Creative Communities")


Wednesday 7.5: White Plains Library Slam @6:30 at White Plains Public Library: 100 Martine Ave. White Plains NY 10601

Wednesday 7.26 - Sunday 7.30: Pink Door Writing Retreat (Faculty)


Sunday 6.4 - Saturday 6.17: Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (Participant)


Friday 5.26: Nuyorican Poets Cafe @10PM 236 E. 3rd Street New York, NY, 10009


Sunday 4.23: Myra Zinke lecture @UUCMC 1475 West Front St., Lincroft, NJ 07738

Thursday 4.27: Aspirations Awards Gala (Closed Event)


Tuesday 2.7 - 2.11: I'll be nerding it up at AWP Conference all week long.

On Thursday 2.9 @7:30, I'll be reading at the Write Bloody Super Party Showcase

On Friday 2.10 @4:30, I'll be reading at Page Meets Stage

Wednesday 2.15, Me and the homie Brittany Williams will be repping BNP as we host a screening of the webseries Brown Girls @ the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center for University, 4th floor (60 Washington Square South). 

Friday 2.17: FREE WATER @7pm KGB's 85 East 4th Street NYC, NY

Friday 2.24: BLM Presents: Black Nerd Problems @12:30 @Pratt Institute Higgins Hall Brooklyn, NY 


Saturday 1.14: Fruit Reading and Dialogue Series @Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor with Will Evans. Doors @7pm, Show @7:30pm