Reading at Lincoln Center, New York City, from the anthology, What Saves Us, edited by Martin Espada, 2020

Yvette Neissor’s Iron into Flower, New Book Conversation – January 14, 2023 at 6:00pm.
I’m thrilled to join my friend, poet and translator, Yvette Neissor, for the launch of her new book, Iron into Flower. She will read from her new book and then we will have a conversation. This will take place at The Writers’ Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, Maryland. It’s free. Register HERE.

Writing the Dream – Martin Luther King Day Poetry Workshop – January 16, 2023 Poetry Workshop at 10:30am Open Mic Reading at 1:00pm, Crazy Aunt Helen’s Restaurant, 713 8th Street, SE, Washington, D.C. I’m thrilled to facilitate this workshop for young people, followed by a reading. This event is sponsored by Day Eight, a terrific youth literary organization in Washington, D.C. I’ll post a link where you can register soon.

About Place Journal – Poetry Reading – February 9, 2023 7:00pm. This reading will be on Zoom and I’ll post the link here as soon as I have it. I’m glad to read as a contributor. This issue of About Place Journal was edited by Marjory Wentworth, former Poet Laureate of Charleston, South Carolina.

Le Hinton’s Book Launch for Elegies for an Empire – February 16, 2023 at 7:00pm. I’m honored to join my friend, poet Le Hinton, as he launches a new book of poems. I will read with Le, along with poet, Dana Kinsey at the Ware Center, Millersville University, 42 N. Prince Street Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

DiVerse Poetry Reading Series – March 2, 2023 – 7:00pm
I’m glad to the DiVerse Poetry Reading Series in Montgomery County, Maryland. Thanks to Kristin Kowalski, Ferragut. The reading takes place at 7:00pm at the Casey Community Center, 810 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

My Dead Aunt’s Books Poetry Reading – 3/12/2023 – 5:00pm
I’m happy to read in this poetry series, hosted by poet, Sid Gold. My Dead Aunt’s Books is located at 5132 Baltimore Blvd, Hyattsville, Maryland.

Recently Recorded Readings

Below is the link to Sojourn with Words, hosted by Joy Alford for Prince George’s County, Maryland, Arts Television. Thanks for Joy for a wonderful interview!

February, 2022 Gettysburg College, Martin Luther King Celebration
You can watch the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration sponsored by Gettysburg College, Harrisburg Area Community College and South Central Community Action Programs, SCCAP of Pennsylvania, HERE. Thanks to Nancy Whitman for inviting me to read from Raising King. The reading begins at the 25:50 mark. But there is great music all throughout. Don’t miss the Morgan State University Choir’s version of “Glory,” from the movie “Selma,” at the very end of the video.

May 15, 2021 The Gaithersburg Book Festival
I participated in an awesome discussion on poetry and social justice with Ethelbert Miller, Kim Roberts, and Tara Campbell. Watch the program here!

January 15, 2021 Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
Watch the Martin Luther King Day “Not Just Another Day Off” Reading here.

November 18, 2020 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland
It was my honor to deliver the 2020 Robert l. Giron Global Humanities Lecture at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. You can read the address here.

September 14, 2020, “Why We Can’t Wait” 2020 Lucille Clifton Reading
2020 Lucille Clifton Reading from Raising King – Howard Country Poetry & Literature Society.

March 29, 2017 Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, Maryland
Poetry & Conversation Reading with Brian Gilmore. This was a wonderful reading with poet and friend, Brian Gilmore. I read from ACHE in this recording and he reads from his awesome collection of poems, We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters.

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