North Carolina Poetry Society Awards Reading, Sept. 2015. Courtesy of LC Fiore. Introduction to “On the Bosphorus” begins at 02:26.

Upcoming Readings

Support Ukrainian Writers fundraiser for the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center. February 12, 2023 February 25, 2023. Fundraiser featuring Ukrainian-American writers and translators (Katherine E. Young, Nikola Yurtsaba, TBA) and celebrating publication of Voices of Freedom: Contemporary Writing From Ukraine, edited by Kateryna Kazimirova and Daryna Anastasieva (8th & Atlas Publishing). The Cheuse Center is raising money to fund a writer-in-residence from Ukraine; the residency will provide the writer with safe harbor for themselves and their immediate family, allowing them space to write, read, and connect with the vibrant, diverse literary community in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. 6:00 p.m. To attend, contact Leeya Mehta (; donate here

Lexicons of Migration: Histories, Texts, and Human Lives in Translation. November 4-6, 2022. Conference to reflect on the turbulence and danger in which so many are forced to live and to explore the ways in which translators have helped protect, even liberate, poets and novelists persecuted by their governments. Participants will celebrate writers, translators, and protectors of “small,” endangered, and/or forcibly marginalized languages and literary traditions. Activities include panels and conversations, in multilingual, multi-modal performances of music and poetry. Bennington College, Bennington, VT.

“Translating Ukrainian Literature in the Shadow of War.”Alexandar Mihailovic (Moderator), Vitaly Chernetsky, Amelia Glaser, and Katherine E. Young. A conversation among scholars, writer/ translators, and activists. November 5, CAPA Symposium. 11:00 a.m.

“Building Community Around/With Translation”: Aron Aji, Hanna Leliv, Katherine E. Young. Aji and Leliv will discuss their groundbreaking gathering of translators in the city of Lviv; Young will present the case of Azerbaijani novelist/playwright/poet Akram Aylisli. November 6, CAPA Symposium. 9:30 a.m.


Recent Readings and Residencies

Lyrical Motion: A Poetry & Dance Collaboration, Fall for the Book Festival. October 15, 2022. In a groundbreaking crossover event, George Mason University dancers choreograph dances to the poetry of Katherine E. Young, CJ Evans, Sara Burnett, Vivek Narayanan, and Karyna McGlynn. Watch the debut of this powerful series, then hear the dancers and poets discuss their process. Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University, Horizon Hall Atrium, ground floor. 11:30 a.m. EDT. Video here.

Lyrical Motion poets and dancers, October 15, 2022. Courtesy of Aster Equine Photography

The Great World of Days anthology reading. September 24, 2022. With Anne Becker, Mabel Ferragut, and Annisha Montgomery. Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. 2:00 p.m. EDT.

PEN America Women in Translation Reading Series 2022 (Session 3). August 30, 2022. Moderating reading in translation and Q&A. With Ibrahim Sayed Fawzy (trans.) and Rema Hmoud (Arabic); Caroline Wilcox Reul (trans.) and Andra Schwarz (German); Ali Kinsella & Dzvinia Orlowsky (trans.) and Halyna Kruk (Ukrainian); Arunava Sinha (trans.) and Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (Bengali); Ellen Vayner & Slava Faybysh (trans.) and Ainur Karim (Russian/Kazakhstan). Event is free, registration (required) and event details here. 1:00 p.m. EDT / 17:00 UTC. Video here.

CANCELLED Ukraine/Russia Effect: Discussion on art, society, and the world. July 27, 2022. Members’-only cocktail reception and discussion at the Asia Society with Sándor Jászberényi (Editor-in-Chief of The Continental Literary Magazine), Murtaza Hussain, Olena Jennings, Sergey Kuznetsov, and Katherine E. Young. The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Free video webcast at #Asia Society/LIVE. Registration and event details here. 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT.

Book Launch: Akram Aylisli’s Stone Dreams. July 15, 2022. With Thomas de Waal. Celebrating the publication of a new edition of Akram Aylisli’s Stone Dreams in translation, foreword by Thomas de Waal. Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA. Tickets available here for both in-person and online attendance (includes option to purchase the book). 7:00-9:00 p.m. BST. Video here.

“‘Neither Wit Nor Taste’: Translating Motherhood in the Post-Soviet World.” July 9, 2022. Keynote address. White Ink, Red Flag: Expressing Maternity in Eastern European Culture conference, Devon and Exeter Institution, Exeter, EX1 1EZ, United Kingdom. 1:00-2:00 p.m. BST.

Tables of Silver and Gold: Writing Baby Loss and Stillbirth. July 8, 2022. With William Henry Searle, Kate Stanton, and Anna Starobinets. Writers who are also parents will talk about writing or translating their experiences of baby loss and grieving. Devon and Exeter Institution, Exeter, EX1 1EZ, United Kingdom. Register for this free event at Eventbrite. 5:00–7:00 p.m. BST.

Look at Him: An Evening with Anna Starobinets and translator Katherine E. Young. July 6, 2022. Reading and Q&A with Anna Starobinets, introduced by Elena Malysheva. Sponsored by the Pushkin Club. Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA. Tickets available here for both in-person and online attendance. 7:00-9:00 p.m. BST. Video here.

Look at Him: a DC-ALT presentation. June 26, 2022. Reading and discussion about translating Anna Starobinets’ memoir, moderated by Nancy Arbuthnot. 3:00-5:00 p.m. EDT.

Lyudmyla Khersonska bilingual reading / American Literary Translators Association. May 31, 2022. Bilingual reading of poems by Lyudmyla Khersonska with Margarit Ordukhanyan (Goar Markosyan-Kasper), Mary Jane White (Marina Tsvetaeva), Ena Selimović (Djurdja Knežević), Dominique Hoffman (Olena Stiazhkina), Lauren Bonet Spencer (Helga Schubert). Tickets available at Eventbrite. 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT.

Translating and the Freedom to Write: Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan. PEN World Voices Festival. May 13, 2022. Virtual reading and discussion with writers Ahmet Altan (Turkey), Akram Aylisli (Azerbaijan), Narges Mohammadi (Iran), and translators Frieda Afary and Yasemin Çongar. Moderated by Nayereh Tohidi. Tickets available through Eventbrite. 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT / 17:00 UTC.

Arlington Poets in Solidarity with Ukraine. May 5, 2022. With Dan Brady, Sara Burnett, Robert Giron, Cathy Hailey, Holly Karapetkova, Greg Luce, Chloe Yelena Miller, Miles David Moore, Richard Peabody, and Naomi Thiers. Arlington Public Library at Shirlington, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22206. 6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT.

Book release reading for The Country Where Everyone’s Name Is Fear by Boris Khersonsky and Lyudmyla Khersonska. April 30, 2022. With Alex Cigale, Vladislav Davidson, Boris Dralyuk, Katie Farris, Ilya Kaminsky, Lyudmyla Khersonska, Boris Khersonsky, Ostap Kin, Olga Livshin, Grace Mahoney, Diane Seuss, and Javier Zamora. Hosted virtually by Elliot Bay Book Company. Register on Eventbrite or watch the Facebook livestream on the Elliot Bay Book Company Facebook page. 3:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 p.m. PDT / 19:00 UTC.

“Your Language My Ear” Ukrainian Poetry in Translation PEN AMERICA-UPenn Reading. April 13, 2022. Hosted by Kevin M. F. Platt, Rachel Landau, and Alex Averbuch. Featuring Ostap Slyvynsky (trans by Vitaly Chernetsky and Iryna Shuvalova), Boris Khersonsky (trans by Olga Livshin, Andrew Janco, and Martha Kelly), Lyudmila Khersonskaya (trans by Olga Livshin and Andrew Janco), Anna Gruver (trans by Anand Dibble), Lesyk Panasiuk (trans by Alex Averbuch), Iya Kiva (trans by Amelia Mukamel Glaser, Yuliya Ilchuk, and Katherine E. Young), Oleh Bohun (trans by Eugene Ostashevsky and Ostap Kin). Live-streamed via Youtube. Registration: 12:30 EDT / 16:30 UTC. Video here.

Connecting Our Community in Support of Ukraine. March 26, 2022. Poetry Society of Virginia Northeast Region virtual reading with Zeina Azzam, Kathleen Hoetsu Battke, Kathryn Broderick, Steve Bucher, Julia Kochinsky Dasbach, Eric Forsbergh, Claudia Gary, Cathy Hailey, Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria, Arlington Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova, Danuta Kosk-Kosicka, Rebecca Leet, Mike Maggio, Susan Notar, Sally Zakariya, and more. First hour: invited readers focus on Ukraine, war, refuge, solidarity, and/or witness. Second hour: everyone is invited to read a poem in the open mic. For Zoom link and to secure a reading spot, email 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Video here.

Voices for Ukraine – Words Together Worlds Apart. March 1, 2022. Organized by Olga Livshin and Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, with readings by Ilya Kaminsky, Katie Farris, Carolyn Forché, Boris Khersonsky*, Lyudmyla Khersonska *, Lyuba Yakimchuk *, Iya Kiva *, Oksana Lutsyshyna, Oksana Maksymchuk *, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Vitaly Chernetsky, Yuliya Chernyshova *, Danyil Zadorozhnyi *, Ostap Slyvynsky * Boris Dralyuk, Olena Jennings, Amelia Mukamel Glaser, Yuliya Ilchuk, Hilah Kohen, Joy David, Victoria Juharyan, and Katherine E. Young (*reading from Ukraine, situation permitting). Free (suggested $5 donation), registration required. 12:30 EST / 17:30 UTC. Video here.

PEN Winter WiT: Women in Translations Reading Series (Session 1). February 28, 2022. Moderating reading in translation and Q&A. With Jayde Will (translator) and Ligija Purinaša (Latgalian), Samantha Schnee (translator) and Carmen Boullosa (Spanish), Marcela Sulak (translator) and Sharron Hass (Hebrew), and Olena Jennings (translator) and Iryna Shuvalova (Ukrainian). 1:00 p.m. EST / 18:00 UTC. Video here.

Poetry Reading at Cafe Muse. November 1, 2021. With Jessica Cuello. Reading from Woman Drinking Absinthe. Cafe Muse Online. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC. Video here.

Narine Abgaryan bilingual reading / American Literary Translators Association. October 16, 2021. 5:00 p.m. EDT, 21:00 UTC.

In the Company of Laureates. October 10, 2021. Reading. Full event includes workshops led by several poets laureate, plus open mic hosted by John Dutton. Northern Virginia Community College, 2645 College Dr., Woodbridge, VA. Parking is free. (Note: Facebook event page does not include info for Sunday reading.) 12:00-4:00 p.m. EDT, laureate readings 1:00-2:30. Partial video here.

Written in Arlington Gala Celebration. September 23, 2021. LIVE celebration of Arlington’s poets and poetry hosted by Arlington Poet Laureate Holly Karapetkova. With Aaron R, Dan Brady, Katherine Gekker, Jess Stork Glicoes, Cathy Hailey, Tod Ibrahim, Sushmita Mazumdar, Miles David Moore, Stephen Niedzwiecki, Susan Notar, Ceanne Rennie, Madelyn Rosenberg, and Martha Sanchez-Lowery. Lubber Run Amphitheater, North Columbus Street & 2nd Street North (two blocks north of Rt. 50), Arlington, Virginia 22203. 7:30 p.m. EDT.

LIVE: Hear at Martha’s. September 14, 2021. With John Johnson, Nathan Leslie, and Raymond Maxwell. Reading from Woman Drinking Absinthe. Hosted by Steve Allenmay. 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA, 22307-1799. 7:00 p.m. EDT.

Poetry Reading at Readings on the Pike. September 9, 2021. With Jason B. Crawford, DeMisty Bellinger, Sofia Fey, Steve Fox, Beth Gordon, Richard Peabody, Lee Potts, Karthik Sethuraman, Evan Williams. Reading from Woman Drinking Absinthe. Hosted by Hannah Grieco. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC.

PEN Women in Translation Month Reading Series (virtual). August 19, 2021. Reading with Anna Starobinets (Russian). Also reading: Soje (translator) and Serang Chung (Korean), Elton Uliana (translator) and Carla Bessa (Portuguese), Robin Myers (translator) and Eliana Hernández-Pachón (Spanish), and Dong L. Isbister (translator) and Zuo Zhongmei (Chinese). Moderated by Jenna Tang. Free, registration required. 14:00 EDT / 18:00 UTC. Video here (this event starts with technical difficulties–the reading begins in earnest at 2:12 of the video).

Smith College Alumnae Poetry Reading. August 10, 2021. With Karen Poppy, Jamaica Baldwin, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Joan Kwon Glass, Laura Passin, Anne Harding Woodworth, and Nancy Meneely. Free, registration required. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC. Video here.

Unspoken: New Writing on Losing a Child. July 16, 2021. With Allison Blevins, Shannon Gibney, Whitney Hill, and Chloe Yelena Miller. 1455 Summer Festival. Free, registration required. 10:30 a.m. EDT / 14:30 UTC. Video here.

Written in Arlington Poetry Anthology Reading at Cafe Muse. July 12, 2021. With Francisco Aragón, Sandra Beasley, Andy Fogle, Kori Johnson, Jose Padua, Richard Peabody, Amy Young, and other poets whose work appears in the anthology Written in Arlington. Cafe Muse Online. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC. Video here.

Montgomery County Underground Reading Series. June 30, 2021. With Tara Campbell, Andrew Bertaina, Ashley Elizabeth, Julia Tagliere, Lorna Rose, and Lynne Schmidt. Reading from Woman Drinking Absinthe. Sponsored by the Sandy Spring Museum. Free, registration required. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC.

Anna Starobinets: A Multi-Genre Reading and Discussion, Curated by Katherine E. Young. June 23, 2021. With Anna Starobinets, Jane Bugaeva, Muireann Maguire, James Rann, and Svetlana Satchkova, hosted by Zarina Zabrisky and Globus Books. Streaming on YouTube. 1:00 p.m. EDT / 17:00 UTC.

Poetry Society of Virginia Reading. June 13, 2021. Reading with Katherine Gotthardt, Mike Maggio, Kim B. Miller, and Farin Powell. Reading from Woman Drinking Absinthe. 2:00 p.m. EDT, 18:00 UTC. For Zoom info, contact Katherine E. Young here.

Written in Arlington at Readings on the Pike. June 10, 2021. With Cristi Donoso Best, Robert L. Giron, Kori Johnson, Holly Karapetkova, Gregory Luce, Sushmita Mazumdar, Lori Rottenberg, and Naomi Thiers, whose work appears in the anthology Written in Arlington. Hosted by Hannah Grieco. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC.

Reston Readings. May 24, 2021. Reading with Elaine Chiew and Curtis Smith. Reading from Woman Drinking Absinthe. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC. Zoom and Facebook links here.

Gaithersburg Book Festival. May 10, 2021. Reading and conversation with Kim Addonizio and Sandra Beasley, hosted by Reuben Jackson. YouTube Premiere: 12:00 p.m. EDT / 16:00 UTC. Video here.

Written in Arlington at the Woman’s Club of Arlington. May 3, 2021. With Robert L. Giron, Lyman Grant, Cathy Hailey, Emilio Iasiello, Rebecca Leet, Susan Bucci Mockler, and other poets whose work appears in the anthology Written in Arlington. 1:00 EDT. Video here.

Poets Elizabeth Hazen and Katherine E. Young. April 22, 2021. Reading and conversation with Elizabeth Hazen. 8:00 EDT / 0:00 UTC. Inquire for Zoom link.

SHELF LIFE: Worlds within Words: A Poetry Reading. April 22, 2021. Reading with Nin Andrews, Sandra Beasley, and Vijay Seshadri. 12:00 p.m. EDT / 16:00 UTC. Free, registration required. Video here.

Work in Progress Reading: Akram Aylisli’s “Tales of Aunt Medina.” April 19, 2021. Sant Jordi NYC. 1:30 p.m. EDT / 17:30 p.m. UTC. Video here.

Poets Elizabeth Hazen & Katherine E. Young in Conversation. April 17, 2021. Hosted by Zack Powers and Marion Winik. Conversation about and readings from Girls Like Us and Woman Drinking Absinthe. 7:00 p.m. EDT / 23:00 UTC. Video here.

Cafe Review Poetry Reading. April 10, 2021. With Tatiana Daniliyants and other poets and poets/translators whose work appears in the Winter 2021 issue of The Cafe Review. Available on Facebook Live. 12:00 p.m. EDT. Video here.

Prose Reading and Discussion. April 8, 2021. With Rick Black, Ann Fisher-Worth, Kim Dana Kupperman, and Rosemary Winslow, hosted by Candice Mayhill. Conversation about and reading from Deep Beauty: Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire. 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. Video here.

Young Russophone Literature in Translation. March 23, 2021. Virtual reading and discussion with Anne O. Fisher, Alex Karsavin, Ilya Danishevsky, Dinara Rasuleva, Fiona Bell, Elina Alter, Alla Gorbunova, Ksenia Zheludova, Olga Breininger, Helena Kernan, and Hilah Kohen and Josephine von Zitzewitz (editors), Susan Harris (Words Without Borders Editorial Director). 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. Video here.

“Raising the Volume: Women in Translation,” sponsored by ALTA. Association of Writing Professionals Sn138. March 7, 2021. Panel discussion with Aviya Kushner, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Sharon Dolin, and Andrea Jurjević. “Women in Translation” month occurs every August to celebrate the work of women and nonbinary authors, but more must be done to address issues surrounding gender parity. This panel of poet-translators working in Catalan, French, and Russian focuses on the systems of exclusion that permeate the literary culture in this country and the role of translators in amplifying these voices. 5:20-6:20 p.m. CST. Video here.

“Defining Russian Literature: In Search of a Language.” February 22, 2021. With Kevin M.F. Platt, Ruth Jenrbekova, Naomi Caffee, Liza Michaeli, Tatiana Retivov, Ivan Sokolov, Polina Barskova, Anna Halberstadt, Yasha Klots, Eugene Ostashevsky, Zarina Zabrisky, and more. Streaming on YouTube. 1:00 p.m. EST. Video here.

Mothers of North Arlington. February 8, 2021. With Allison Blevins, Whitney Roberts Hill, Chloe Yelena Miller. Reading from Look at Him (Anna Starobinets). Private event.

Words Without Borders @ Kelly Writers House: Young Russophone Writers, University of Pennsylvania. February 3, 2021. Reading and discussion of Words Without Borders feature on young Russian-language writers. Readers will include Alisa Ganieva, Danyil Zadorozhnyi, Sabrina Jaszi, Isaac Wheeler, Elina Alter, and Katherine E. Young. Commentators will include Olga Breininger, as well as issue editors Josephine von Zitzewitz and Hilah Kohen. Hosted by Words Without Borders Editorial Director Susan Harris. Streaming on YouTube. 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST. Video here.

Poetry Reading. January 31, 2021. Reading with Anne Harding Woodworth. *SNEAK PREVIEW* reading from Woman Drinking Absinthe. Followed by open mic. Smith College Club of Washington. Registration link here. 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST.

Written in Arlington Poetry Anthology Reading. January 24, 2021. With Jessica Claire Haney, Tod Ibrahim, Brian Donnell James, Susan Notar, Hanan Seid, and Sally Zakariya. Hosted by Sean Murphy of 1455 and the Anacostia Swim Club. Submit questions ahead of time by emailing Streaming live on Facebook. 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST. Video here.

Swearing-In Ceremony. December 16, 2020. Reading the poem “Women’s Work” to mark the swearing-in of Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey. Live-streamed on the County website and on Arlington TV’s YouTube Channel and broadcast live on Comcast Xfinity 25 and 1085 (HD), and Verizon FiOS 39 and 40. 1:00 p.m. EST. Video here.

Burning Books: Akram Aylisli, Literature, and Human Rights in Today’s Azerbaijan. December 4, 2020. Reading and discussion with Akram Aylisli and Alex Raufoglu, moderated by Mark Lipovetsky. Zoom webinar (registration required) and YouTube Live. Sponsored by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and Institute for the Study of Human Rights and PEN America. 12:00-1:30 p.m. EST.

“Blessed is the Light: Poets Speak Out Against Fear & Hatred.” December 3, 2020. With Ellen Aronofsky Cole, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Barbara Goldberg, Ed Hirsch, Reuben Jackson, Aviya Kushner, Merrill Leffler, Jeffrey Levine, Olga Livshin, E. Ethelbert Miller, Yvette Neisser, Jean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Kim Roberts, Myra Sklarew, Matthew Silverman, Katherine Smith, and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. Hosted by Doritt Carroll, Nancy Naomi Carlson and Luther Jett. 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST. Video here.

Word as Witness: Writing and Human Rights in the Caucasus and Central Asia / ASEEES. November 14, 2020. With Shelley Fairweather-Vega, Alex Raufoglu, and Steve Swerdlow. 4:00-5:30 p.m. EST.

Translating Transculturally from the Caucasus and Central Asia / ASEEES. November 7, 2020. With Carol Apollonio, Naomi Caffee, Shelley Fairweather-Vega, and Christopher Fort. 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST.

Poetry & Conversation with Wicked Woman prize winner Sheila Squillante & judge Katherine E. Young. October 21, 2020. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD. Details and registration link here. 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT.

Introducing Wicked Woman prize winner Sheila Squillante. October 20, 2020. Arts Club of Washington. 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Poetry reading with Nina Kossman and friends. October 17, 2020. Readers TBA. 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Anna Starobinets bilingual reading / American Literary Translators Association. October 5, 2020. Bilingual reading with Ray Chandrasekara, Joanna Chen, Tenzin Dickie, Patricia Dubrava, Somrita Ganguly, Anne Greeott, Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, and Hilah Kohen. 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT. Video here.

Look at Him virtual book launch. September 26, 2020. With author Anna Starobinets and Dr. Muireann Maguire (University of Exeter, UK). Hosted by Punctured Lines. Readings in Russian and English and discussion of the controversy surrounding the book in Russia, followed Q&A. Event is FREE, but registration is required. 3:00 p.m. EDT / 12:00 PDT / 20:00 British Summer Time / 22:00 Moscow time.

1455 Summer Literary Festival Anthology Reading: Written in Arlington. July 17, 2020. With Aaron R, Katherine Gekker, Holly Karapetkova, Martha Sanchez-Lowery, and Michael A. Schaffner. Festival registration (free) required to participate in the reading. 8:00-9:00 p.m. Video here.

DiVerse Gaithersburg special program: “How The Pandemic Influences Our Work As Poets.” May 17, 2020. With Ethelbert Miller, hosted by Lucinda Marshall. Email to receive log-on particulars for this Zoom event. 7:00 p.m.

Reading with Katherine Gekker and Courtney LeBlanc. April 29, 2020.One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland Street #101 ​Arlington, VA 22213. 7:00-8:00 p.m.

POSTPONED “Unraveling Whiteness: Using Poetry to Challenge White Supremacy” round table, Split This Rock festival, 2020. March 28, 2020. With Tara Campbell, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Holly Karapetkova, and Edgar Gabriel Silex. Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Room 310, George Washington University, 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. 9:00-10:30 a.m.

POSTPONED Transitions: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project opening reception. March 21, 2020. Reading “Columbia Pike Blues.” George Mason University Founders Gallery, Van Metre Hall, GMU Arlington Campus, 3351 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. 4:00-6:00 p.m.

POSTPONED Poetry Society of Virginia Invitational Reading: Poets Across the PSV Northern Region. March 14, 2020. Part of the day-long PSA Festival. Bisdorf Building 196, Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria campus), 5600 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311-5097. 10:00-3:30 p.m.

POSTPONED Shushan Sings: D.C. Area Poets Speak Out Against Fear & Hatred. March 10, 2020. Reading with Ellen Aronofsky Cole, Terri Ellen Cross Davis, Barbara Goldberg, Merrill Leffler, Ethelbert Miller, Yvette Neisser, Jean Nordhaus, Linda Pastan, Myra Sklarew, Katherine Smith, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, and Katherine Young, hosted by Nancy Naomi Carlson, Doritt Carroll, and Luther Jett. Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Potomac, MD 20817. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

American Literary Translators Association. November 10, 2019. “The Politics of Being Heard” with Boris Dralyuk, Muireann Maguire, and Cathy McAteer. Moderator and panelist. 3:45 p.m.

Reading at Herndon Art Space. November 1, 2019. Reading with Hiram Larew, followed by open mic. Hosted by Mike Maggio. ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon, Virginia 20170. 7:00-9:00 p.m. $5 cover charge.

Publication Celebration for Olga Livshin’s A Life Replaced: Poems with Translations from Anna Akhmatova and Vladimir Gandelsman. October 24, 2019. Reading with Olga Livshin, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Harriet Levin Millan, and Katherine E. Young. Shakespeare and Co., 1632 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Free.


Boston Book Festival. “PEN Presents: Activism, Free Expression, and Dissent in Eurasia” panel discussion and audience Q&A with Lev Golinkin, Polina Kovaleva, and Katherine E. Young. October 19, 2019. BAC Beehive, 951 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115Followed by a book signing at Trident Booksellers, BAC Beehive, 951 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115. Panel starts at 4:45 p.m. 

Boston Book Festival with Polina Kovaleva and Lev Golinkin

“In the Company of Laureates.” October 13, 2019. Reading with state and local laureates Natalie Potell, Kathy Smaltz, & Robert Scott, including a Memorial Reading in Honor of Alexandra Zan Delaine Hailey (Prince William County, VA); Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Ron Smith, Bill Glose, Katherine Young, Wendi R. Kaplan, Tori Lane Kovarik, & Samantha Drake (Virginia); JoAnn Balingit (Delaware); Grace Cavalieri, Michael Glaser, Nancy Mitchell, & Sistah Joy (Maryland); Shelby Dean Stephenson (North Carolina); Cathleen Cohen, Megan Gillespie, & Chad Frame (Pennsylvania). Alice Mergler will open the event, and John Dutton will host an Open Mic. Lakeside Theatre and Atrium, Northern Virginia Community College-Woodbridge, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, VA. 1:00-5:00 p.m. Free.

“Censorship in Azerbaijan: A Conversation with Katherine Young.” September 26, 2019. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA. 7:00 p.m.

Banned Books Week Reading. September 23, 2019. Old Town Books, 104 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. 7:00 p.m.

Postcards in support of Akram Aylisli


“International Voices, a National Translation Month Celebration.” September 7, 2019. Reading with Andrei Codrescu, Carmen Firan, Hugo dos Santos, Poupeh Missaghi, and Ariel Francisco. McNally Jackson Bookstore, 4 Fulton St., NYC. 4:00-6:00 p.m.

“Poets for RAICES Fundraiser.” Reading and book signing to support justice at the U.S. border. August 17, 2017. Featuring Alan King, Reuben Jackson, Daria-Ann Martineau, and Jose Padua. Part of the Emerging Writers Festival. The Carlyle House (Magnolia Terrace), 121 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Reading 3:00 p.m., book sales and signing at the Poets for RAICES/Alan Squire Publishing table, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

“Inna Kabysh and Akram Aylisli.” Translation Reading, Café Muse. August 5, 2019. With Barbara Goldberg. The Writers Center, 4508 Walsh St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. 7:00 p.m.

“The Power of Books in Translation.” June 17, 2019. Encore Learning presents translator Katherine E. Young and Ambassador Richard Kauzlarich in a conversation about the work of Akram Aylisli, Azerbaijani novelist and political prisoner. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA. 3:00-4:30 p.m.

“A Tribute to Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri.” May 18, 2019. With Grace Cavalieri, Elizabeth Hazen, Reuben Jackson, and Rose Solari. Gaithersburg Book Festival, Rachel Carson Pavilion. 12:15-1:05 p.m.


Annual Ellen Anderson Reading, Poetry Society of Virginia. April 27, 2019. 8333 Little River Turnpike, CA Building, Room 302, Annandale, VA. 2:00 p.m.

Hear at Martha’s: Building to Crescendo. April 13, 2019. Poetry reading with Michael Fallon, Edgar Gabriel Silex, Pia Taavila-Borsheim, and Diane Watson. Martha Washington Community Library6614 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria, Virginia 22307. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

“Personal and Political: Ethics in Translation.” April 6, 2019. Keynote address, Confluence translation conference, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD. 12:20 p.m..

“Manuscripts Burn: On Translating Contemporary Russian-Language Works of Witness.” March 26, 2019. Discussion and reading featuring translations of Akram Aylisli, Xenia Emelyanova, Lyudmyla Khersonska, Iya Kiva, and more. Pushkin House, London, England. 19:00-20:30.

DiVerse Translation Reading. March 10, 2019. Reading translations with Joelle Biele and Martha Sanchez-Lowery. Gaithersburg Public Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 20879. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

St. Petersburg Review 9 publication reading. February 24, 2019. Reading with Teresa Carmody, Ru Freeman, Laura McCarty, Larissa Shmailo, and Katherine Vaz. KGB Bar and Lit Journal, 85 E. 4th Street, NYC, 10003. 7:00 p.m.

Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine. February 12, 2019. Reading with Mary Kalyna and Olga Livshin. Drexel PEN Society reading, Writers Room, Drexel University, 3250 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 6:30-8:00 p.m.

“Translation Becomes the Poet.” January 31, 2019. Lecture, poetry reading, and lunch (lecture and reading free, lunch option for a fee, details TBA). Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I street NW, Washington, DC, 20006. 12:00 p.m.

“Introducing Farewell, Aylis. January 8, 2019. A conversation with Ambassador Richard Kauzlarich about the novellas of Akram Aylisli. Politics and Prose at the Wharf. 7:00 p.m.

Event video available here.


Artspace in Herndon Reading. December 7, 2018. Poetry reading with George Adamson and JR Rhine. ArtSpace, 750 Center St, Herndon, VA 20170. 7:00 p.m.

Armistice Day/Veterans Day Commemoration. November 11, 2018. Reading poems of World War I. Clarendon Central Park, 3140 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. 10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m..

Poetry and Politics. November 9, 2018. Reading with Sarah Browning and Tara Campbell. Open mic to follow. Center for Contemporary Political Art. Mather Studios, 916 G Street NW, Washington, DC. 7:30 p.m.

Translations and More. November 4, 2018. Reading translations and English-language work with Karen Kovacik and Ayla Walter. Irvington Vinyl & Books, 9 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46219. 12:00-1:30 p.m.

American Literary Translators Association. November 2, 2018. “High Wire Act: the Translator as Human Rights Activist” with Kareem James Abu-Zeid and Seth Michelson. Moderator and panelist. 9:00 a.m.

American Literary Translators Association. November 1, 2018. Bilingual reading 1: Politics. Moderator and reader (from Akram Aylisli’s Farewell, Aylis). 9:00 a.m.

Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine Translation Reading, Café Muse. August 20, 2018. Introducing Alexander Cigale, Mary Kalyna, and Olga Livshin. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (metro: Friendship Heights). Tel. (301) 656-2797. 7:00 p.m.


Hear at Martha’s: Building to Crescendo. June 19, 2018. Poetry reading with Paul Fauteux, Emilio Iasiello, and Sarah Ann Winn. Martha Washington Community Library6614 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria, Virginia 22307. 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Columbia Pike Blues Festival. June 16, 2018. Debuting a new poem to celebrate Arlington. Stage at Columbia Pike & S. Walter Reed Dr. Reading time 2:00 p.m.

VOICE AS A BRIDGE: A multi-language poetry reading. June 5, 2018. Poetry as a Global Force, produced by Grace Cavalieri. Cultural curator Renato Miracco hosts poets reading in English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Italian, Scotch, Persian, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Indian, Arabic, Russian, plus African American Ensemblage. Free and open to the public, no reservations, seating limited. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I street NW, Washington, DC, 20006. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Wear Orange Arlington. June 1, 2018. Wearing orange and reading poetry as part of Gun Violence Awareness Day. Arlington Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22201. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

“Poetry of Engagement: A panel conversation.” Conversations and Connections Conference. May 12, 2017. Round table with Yao Glover, Holly Karapetkova, Susan Mockler, and Sarah Trembath. George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201. 10:45 a.m.

“Translators as Activists, Curators, and Cultural Interpreters” Split This Rock Poetry Festival. April 19, 2018. Panel with Francisco Aragón, Ilya Kaminsky, Aviya Kushner, and Olga Livshin. Split This Rock Festival, National Housing Center, 1201 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, Room B. 3:30-5:00 p.m.

“Embrace Your Voice: A Night of Poetry” for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. April 17, 2018. Words and stories related to and opposing violence against individuals in all walks of life. Metro Stage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY: 6:30-8:30 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.

“Cherry Blossom Fever at the Library.” RESCHEDULED for April 11, 2018. Workshop on the basics of haiku. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA. Tel. (703) 228-5710. 7:00 p.m. Free, RSVP requested.

“The Poet Is In.” April 11, 2018. Writing poetry for you on the fly. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, VA, 22204. 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Moving Words Winners Reading. April 8, 2018. Reading with judge Teri Cross Davis and Moving Words winners Dorothy Bendel, Eric Forsbergh, JoAnne Growney, DL Matilla, Lara Payne, and Maggie Rosen. New District Brewing Company, 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington, VA 22206. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

“The Healing Power of Poetry: Pain, Disease, and Politics.” March 24, 2018. Panel and reading with Zeina Azzam, Steve Bucher, and Mike Maggio, moderated by Cathy Hailey. Poetry Society of Virginia (Northern Region) 2018 Poetry Festival. Northern Virginia Community College Loudon Campus, Waddell Building, 21200 Campus Drive Sterling, VA 20164-8699. Free Parking in the “B” Lots. 11:00 a.m.

Poetry of World War I: A Commemoration. March 15, 2018. Reading commemorating the centenary of World War I with Robert Giron, Holly Karapetkova, and Richard Peabody. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA. 7:00-8:30 p.m.

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Raise Your Voice Against Violence. March 6, 2018. Poetry and music in solidarity with Parkland. With singer-songwriter Tabi Terusiak, Wakefield High School Poetry Club, poets of Marymount University, Susan Mockler, Barrett Fife (Students Demand Action DMV), Jacqueline Jules, Karim Wasfi (former Conductor, Iraqi Symphony Orchestra; founder, Peace Through Arts), the Hon. J. Walter Tejada (former Chair, Arlington County Board; President, Virginia Latino Leaders Council), and David Hale. Cafe Sazon, 4704 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204. 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Poetry at Pars Place, the Iranian-American Cultural Center. February 11, 2018. Combined reading of poets in Persian/Farsi and English. 2236-C Gallows Road @ Electric Avenue, Dunn Loring, VA, 22027. Tel. (571) 405-6060. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Poetry of the Moment. January 5, 2018. With Paulette Beete, Doritt Carroll, Leeya Mehta, Maritza Rivera, and Joseph Ross. Open mic to follow. Zed’s Café, 8225 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. 6:00 p.m.

Zed’s Café. November 3, 2017. Reading and open mic. Zed’s Café, 8225 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. 6:00 p.m.

Poetry at Parkmont. October 26, 2017. Reading with Nawaf Ashur and Sarah Browning. Parkmont School, 4842 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20011. 7:00 p.m.

Translation Reading. October 21, 2017. Reading translations with Nancy Naomi Carlson and Lola Haskins. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. 2:00 p.m.

Rally for Charlottesville, Courthouse Plaza, Arlington, VA August 13, 2017.

Photo courtesy of Justin Wu.

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National Translation Month Reading. September 27, 2017. Reading the poetry of Xenia Emelyanova in translation. KGB Bar and Lit Journal, 85 E. 4th Street, NYC, 10003. 7:00 p.m.

Gargoyle Magazine Launch. September 13, 2017. Reading with nine other contributors to Gargoyle’s 40th anniversary issue. American University Department of Literature, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20016. 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Café Muse. August 21, 2017. Introducing Laura Vergnaud (Ahmed Bouanani) and Mary-Sherman Willis (Jean Cocteau): Translation Reading. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (metro: Friendship Heights). Tel. (301) 656-2797. 7:00 p.m.

22nd Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival. June 17, 2017. Premiering a new poem about the Pike. Intersection of Columbia Pike & S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA. 1:00-8:30 p.m.

Gallery at Chesapeake DiVerse 11 June 2017

Chesapeake Gallery. June 11, 2017. Poetry reading with Serena Agosto-Cox, Donald Illich, Gregory Luce, and Leeya Mehta. Chesapeake Gallery, 123 Crown Park Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 20878. 3:00-5:00 p.m.

“Hear Us Roar: Arlington’s Youth Poets Take Center Stage.” Artomatic. May 6, 2017. Introducing the next generation of Arlington poets: performances by students from the Art Institute of Washington, Marymount University, the Wakefield High School Poetry Club, and Washington & Lee’s Poetry Out Loud competitors. 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA. Stage, 4th floor. 7:00-8:00 p.m.

“Echoes of Empire: Literary Dissent in the Post-Soviet World” CREECA Lecture. April 27, 2017. Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI, 53706. Tel. (608) 262-3379. 4:00 p.m.

“One World: A fast-paced evening of poetry in translation from Argentina, Russia and Uruguay.” Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI. April 26, 2017. Poetry and translation reading with Jesse Lee Kercheval, Catherine Jagoe, and friends. 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI 53704. Tel. (608) 556-7415. 8:00 p.m.

“The Power of Poetry.” Kensington International Day of the Book. April 23, 2017. Poetry and translation reading with Nancy Naomi Carlson, Christina Daub, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, and Roman Kostovski. Downtown Kensington, MD. 3:00 p.m.

“The Poet Is In.” April 23, 2017. Poetry written on the fly. Columbia Pike Farmers Market, Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA, 22204. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

“Shake It Up: Strategies for Challenging Your Own Work.” Conversations and Connections Conference. April 22, 2017. “Shake it Up: Ways to Challenge Your Own Work” round table with Caroline Bock, Brandel France de Bravo, Holly Karapetkova, and Susan Mockler. George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201. 9:30 a.m.

Artomatic District Lit and Redux 2017

District Lit Reading. Artomatic, April 15, 2017. Reading with Kim Roberts, Marlena Chertok, Meg Eden, and J.D. Smith, sponsored by District Lit and Redux. 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA. Workshop 2, 6th floor. 7:00-10:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m. for Happy Hour)

Moving Words Poetry Reading. April 9, 2017. Introducing winners of the 2017 Moving Words Poetry competition, followed by a reading of the winning poems. Iota Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201. 4:00 p.m.

Celebration of Poetry. Arlington Central Library, April 8, 2017. Introducing a festival that showcases music, dance, art, and bookmaking in conjunction with poetry. 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA. 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Café Muse. February 27, 2017. Poetry and translation reading with Alana Marie Levinson-Labrosse. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (metro: Friendship Heights). Tel. (301) 656-2797. 7:00 p.m.

The Thin Wedge: Translation and Poetry + Krewe of No Other Reading and Party. February 11, 2017. AWP offsite reading. Archipelago, 1201 U Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009. 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Association of Writing Professionals (AWP) Conference. February 9, 2017. “From the Fishouse: A Bilingual Reading of Poets from Around the World” reading with Ani Gjika, Piotr Gwiazda, Jesse Lee Kercheval, and Kristine Ong Muslim. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 204C (second level). 3:00 p.m.

Poetry Speak Out. January 21, 2017. “Poetry Speak Out – Resistance Open Mic” reading with poets from around the U.S. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20004. 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Writers Resist: Arlington. January 15, 2017. Poetry reading and open mic with Arlington, VA, poets. One More Page Books, 2200 N Westmoreland St, Ste 101, Arlington, Virginia 22213. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Poetry Speak Out after the Women’s March, January 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Sarah Browning.

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Swearing-In Ceremony for Libby Garvey. December 13, 2016. Remarks and first reading of a new poem, “Women’s Work,” to mark the occasion. Arlington County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA. 5:00 p.m.

Reston Readings. October 30, 2016. Reading and book signing with Josh Pachter and Steven Leyva. Reston’s Used Book Shop, 1623 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Plaza, Reston, VA 20190. Tel. (703) 435-9772. 5:30 p.m.

American Literary Translators Association Conference. October 9, 2016. “Russian Poetry and Prose” bilingual reading (with Marian Schwartz, Jesse Irwin, J. Kates, and Jamie Olson). 11:15 a.m.

American Literary Translators Association Conference. October 7, 2016. “Translation and the Minority Languages of the Former Soviet Union” panel. 11:00 a.m.

Confluence 2016: Translation in the Capital Area. October 1, 2016. “Wanted: Translators Seeking Literary Texts” panel discussion with Nancy Naomi Carlson (moderator), Rick Black, Robert Giron, and Barbara Goldberg. Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, Health Sciences Center, Babel room (HC 122). 2:00 p.m.


American Center (Moscow, Russia). September 19, 2016“Being a Poet Laureate” reading of poetry and translations. U.S. Embassy, Novinsky Bulvar, 21, Moscow, Russian Federation. 6:30 p.m.

“Meetings in Siberia” International Festival of Documentary Films. September 15, 2016. “Meeting with American poet and translator Katherine Young” reading and discussion. Cinema Pobeda, ul. Lenina, 7, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation.

With Ella Davletshina, Director of “Meetings in Siberia.”

Cafe Muse. August 15, 2016. Introducing Nancy Naomi Carlson and Jesse Lee Kercheval: Poetry in Translation. The Writer’s Center4508 Walsh St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Tel. (301) 654-8664. 7:00 p.m.

Arlington County, VA, Board Meeting. July 19, 2016. Installation as inaugural poet laureate of Arlington, VA. Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Room 307, Arlington, VA. 3:00 p.m.

Split This Rock Poetry FestivalApril 16, 2016. “Translation Ethics in the Digital World” roundtable with Patricia Davis and Tanya Paperny. Human Rights Campaign Room 105 C, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Suffolk Anthology. April 4, 2016. Reading and book signing with Rose Solari. 17 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE, tel. 01242 361 362. 6:00 p.m. Read Gill Garrett’s blog post on the reading here.

Oxford Literary FestivalApril 2, 2016. “Wayfaring Strangers: Two American Poets on Identity Beyond Borders” reading and book signing with Rose Solari. Jesus College Lecture Theatre, Oxford, UK, 2:00 p.m. Tickets: £12.

With Rose Solari at the Suffolk Anthology, Cheltenham, UK. Photo courtesy of Gill Garrett.


North Carolina Poetry SocietySeptember 19, 2015. Annual awards reading, Q&A to follow reading, Weymouth Center For the Arts, Southern Pines, NC.  10:30 a.m.

Scuppernong Books. September 18, 2015. Reading and book signing. 304 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Tel. (336)763-1919.  7:00 p.m.

Cafe Muse. September 3, 2015.Beltway Poetry Quarterly Translation Issue” Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (metro: Friendship Heights). Tel. (301) 656-2797.  7:00 p.m.

Virginia Festival of the Book. March 21, 2015. Reading and book signing with Patrick Phillips and Mary-Sherman Willis, New Dominion Bookshop, Charlottesville, VA.

Virginia Festival of the Book. March 22, 2015 “From Printer to Programmer, Publisher & Poet: a Conversation about Poetry and Digital Books,” CitySpace-Piedmont Council for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA.

Shakespeare Theatre Company, Poet in Residence, February 28, 2015. Washington, DC.

Shakespeare Theatre Company, Poet in Residence, February 6, 2015. Washington, DC.

Politics and Prose, January 31, 2015. Reading and book signing with Judith Bowles and Rose Solari. Washington, DC.

Hawthornden Castle, Resident Fellow, January 2015. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hawthornden Castle, Resident Fellow, January 2015. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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