Past Appearances


Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco

Environmental Humanities, a Public Forum, University of Texas at Austin

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program
Morristown, NJ

Breadloaf/Orion Environmental Writer's Conference
Middlebury, VT

Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference
Bemidji, MN

Seattle, WA

Poetry on Broadway
Portland, OR

Midnight Sun Reading Series
Fairbanks, Alaska

James Madison University

Folger Shakespeare Library O.B. Hardison Poetry Series

Creative Writing Reading Series: Writer’s Harvest Benefit
University Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, CO

Sixteen Rivers Press Annual Benefit Reading
Berkeley, CA

Portuguese Artists Colony at the Make-Out Room
San Francisco, CA

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Virginia Tech Visiting Writers Series

The Summer Creative Writing Program at UC Berkeley

The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

Napa Valley Writers' Conference

AWP Conference 2013, (Boston, MA)

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Arcadia Project at Studio One Arts Center (Oakland, CA)

Sanibel Island Writers Conference (Sanibel Island, FL)

San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

Boston Court Performing Arts Center (Boston, MA)

The University of Colorado, Denver (Denver, CO)

Innisfree Poetry Bookshop (Boulder, CO)

LitQuake (San Francisco, CA)

Sonoma County Book Festival (Santa Rosa, CA)

Ravenswood Vineyard (Livermore, CA)

Nick's Lounge (Berkeley, CA)

AWP Writers Conference (Chicago, IL)

California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA)

Skyline College (San Bruno, CA)                 

Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, IA)

National Black Writers Conference (Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY)

Cal State Chico (Chico, CA)

Sterling College (Craftsbury Common, VT)

St. Michael's College (Burlington, VT)

Walnut Creek Library (Walnut Creek, CA)

Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA)

Berkeley's Civic Center Park (Berkeley, CA)

Bates College (Lewiston, ME)

Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL)

The New School (New York, NY)

Ramapo College (Mahwah, NJ)

San Jose State University, Center for the Literary Arts (San Jose, CA)

KGB Bar (New York, NY)

University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)

Poudre River Public Library (Fort Collins, CO)

Little Rock Public Library (Little Rock, AR)

Jacksonville Public Library (Jacksonville, FL)

The Depot Bookstore (Mill Valley, CA)

Parsons Memorial Lodge — Yosemite National Park

Pegasus Books Downtown (Berkley, CA)

Annenberg Beach House

Iowa City Book Festival (Iowa City, IA)

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Marin City Branch of the Marin County Free Library (Marin City, CA)

The Make-Out Room (San Francisco, CA)

Mt. Mercy College (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Austin Community College (Austin, TX)

University of Maine, Ft. Kent
Presidential Lecture Series

University of Pittsburgh

University of California, Berkeley
Lunch Poems Poetry Reading Series

City College of San Francisco

Marin Poetry Festival, (San Rafael, CA)

University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)

Poetry Flash at Moe’s Books
            (with Robin Ekiss)

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

LITQUAKE’s Flight of Poets

The Albany Public Library, Albany CA

City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco

Cross-Border Pollination Series, Vancouver, Canada
(with Ray Hsu, Marguerite Pigeon, Mary Cornish, and David Zieroth)

Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA Listen to the reading.

Iowa State University

Des Moines Public Library AVID Series

Des Moines Area Community College Literary Festival
(with Kevin Stein and C. J. Hribal)

Associated Writing Programs ( AWP), Denver, CO.

Poets House, New York City
(Black Nature: A Panel & Poetry Reading with Sean Hill, Yusef Komunyakaa & Evie Shockley)

KGB Bar, New York City
            (with Cornelius Eady and David Mason)

Kensington Row Bookshop, Kensington, MD
            (with Gregory Pardlo)

Split This Rock Festival, Washington D.C.

The International Poetry Library of San Francisco, benefit reading
(with Matthew Zapruder and Marc Pinate)

University of California, Berkeley
Symposium featuring Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry.

Casa Libre en la Solano, Tuscon, AZ.

Texas Tech

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Green Arcade Bookstore, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University Poetry Center

Koret Reading Series, LitQuake, San Francisco, CA

Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

University of San Francisco Emerging Writers Festival

Oxford Conference for the Book.  University of Mississippi. Oxford, MS.

Poetry Society of American Geffen Reading Series. Los Angeles, CA.

Clemson Literary Fest.  Clemson, SC.

Brussels, Belgium.

Willamette University, Salem, OR.

Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Festival.  Chicago, IL.

The Bowery Poetry Club.  New York City, NY.

The Cornelia Street Café.  New York City, NY.

Charis Books.  Atlanta, GA.