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Recent and Upcoming 2019                                                              

Tribute to Louise DeSalvo – January 12, 6-8pm, IAM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA with Edvige Giunta, Richard Hoffman, Mary Cappello, Nancy Caronia, Jennifer Guiglielmo and Marianne Leone.

Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference - January 19-21, 2019. The Brandt House, Greenfield, MA.

Poets Resist! February 27, 2019 - 7-8:30 Providence RI - Riff Raff Books, 60 Valley Road, Reading with Jill Pearlman, Tina Cane, and Joanna Brown.

AWP Portland, March 29, 2019 – 6:30-8:30, Hosting Barrow Street Press and Ocean State Review Spring Launch Reading, Pacific Northwest College for the Arts with Sally Ball, Curtis Bauer, Tina Barr, and Jacqueline Lyons.

Princeton Public LibraryApril 7, 2019, 11-1pm, Reading with Tim Liu, Hayden Saunier, and Dara-Lyn Shrager, Poet-in-Residence.

The Center for the Arts at the Armory, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00 pm – Adm. $4.00, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA. Reading with Nausheen Eusuf, and Joan Houlihan.

Cranston Central Library - Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 14 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston, RI, Poetry Reading with Laura Marie Marciano and Luisa Murillo. 

KGB Bar Reading – October 14, with Jason Schneiderman, TBA


Princeton Public Library, Reading with Martha Rhodes, Tim Liu, and Dara-Lyn Shrager, Poet-in-Residence, 7pm, November 15, 2018. 

LGBTI+ Poetry Slam, York College, City University of New York, with Ama Birch.2-4 pm Room 2D01 Faculty Lounge, Wed. Nov. 14, 2018

The Loom, Inaugural Reading with Joan Houlihan, Harrisville, New Hampshire, St. Denis (former) Catholic Church, November 11, 2018.

Italian American Studies Association Annual Conference, U of Chicago Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, October 2018.

Napoli Città Libro Festival, San Domenico Maggiore: part of a ten-day Writers Tour sponsored by Francesco Durante with Stanislao Pugliese; two featured events in Naples; and three additional events, one at Università di Salerno, Fisciano; Fondazione Sassi, Matera, Italy, Museo Archeologico Nazionale “Dinu Adamesteanu” Potenza, Italy, May-June 2018.

“Dario Bellezza, What Sex is Death.” Richmond the American International University of London, Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowship Programme, June 3-June 15, Rome Italy 2018

AWP Conference, Tampa Fl, March 9, 2018, “Power, Change, and the Literary Establishment.” with Katharine Coles, Lucinda Roy, Brynn Saito, Peter Covino, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram.

Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY – VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, April 2018.

“Issues in Contemporary Publishing.” “Editing Workshop.” Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference. Colrain, MA, yearly; eight guest appearances and presentations, March 2010 – Jan. 2018.


Bryant Park Reading Room, New York City, NY, August 2017.

“Publishing in Italian American Literature,” Italian American Diasporas Symposium, Lecture and Featured Reading, University of Calabria, Rende, Calabria, Italy, June 2017.

“Discovering Dario Bellezza: “Oltraggio e Scandalo Contro Dio,” Nida Translation Institute, Misano, Adriatico, Italy, May 2017.

Calandra Italian American Institute, CUNY – VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, April 2017.

Italian American Bookstore, Boston, MA, April 2017.

2015 - 2016                                                                                                       

RAI Television Community, Interview and Video FeaturePuntata 15, October 2016.
“Dario Bellezza from the “Critical Introduction to What Sex is Death, Selected Poems.Italian American Studies Association. Lecture and Featured Reading. University of Long Beach, Long Beach CA. Nov 2016.
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA), Hartford Connecticut, March 2016
Center for Book Arts, Broadside Reading, New York, NY, June 2015.
Mishi-Maya-Gat, Spoken Word, Manchester Community College, CT, October 2015.
Personal Effects: Essays on Memory, Culture, and Women in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. Calandra Institute, CUNY, NY, presentation of chapter. April 2015.
Italian American Studies Association, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, October 2014

Colrain Poetry Conference, Wilmington, VT, October 25-26, 2014.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Sept 17-19, 2014.
Brown University, Providence, RI, Sept 16, 2014.
Calabria, Italy, URI Summer in Italy, June 22-July 18, 2014.
Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, Kingston, RI. June 21, 2014.
Italoamericana Translator's Reading, Most Precious Blood Church, NYC, June 4, 2014.
Mass Poetry Festival, Salem, MA, May 2014.
Regis College, Weston, MA, April 2014.
Colrain Poetry Conference, Wilmington, VT, March 2014.
NYU Bookstore, NYC, March 2014.

Books on the Square, Providence, RI Nov 2013
Italian American Writers Association, Cornelia Street Café, New York, NY, November 2013.
Italian American Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, October 2013.
Westchester Poetry Festival, Masters School, NY, April 6, 2013.
Elms College, English Department, Chicopee, MA, March 20, 2013.
AWP Boston, The Right Place to Jump, Reading Boston Public Library, Friday, March 8; book signing, New Issues Press table, March 9 noon. View poster.
St. Joseph’s College, W. Hartford, CT, February 21, 2013.   
Poetry Society of America, Bronx Botanical Garden, Feb. 9, 2013.
Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 2013.

Black Mountain Institute
, Las Vegas and Reno, NV, Nov. 2012. View listing.
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, Nov. 2012. View listing.
Northern Arizona University, La Posada, Winslow, AZ, Oct. 2012.
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, Oct. 2012.
Colrain Poetry Conference, Featured Presenter, Oct. Aug. 2012.
City Arts, Salt Lake City Public Library, SLC, UT, Oct. 2012. View video here.
The Right Place to Jump Launch Party, Roots Cultural Center, Providence, RI, October 12, 2012.
Hofstra University, Italian American Poetry Festival, Sept. 2012.   

St. Marks Poetry Project, 100 Years of IA Poetry, Dec. 2011.
University of Rhode Island, Faculty Lecture Series, Nov. 2010.
Colrain Poetry Conference, Featured Presenter, June 2011.
Gallery Q. "Voluptuous Spirits," Providence, RI, June 2011.
AWP “Story, Telling & Poetic Narrative.” Chicago, IL, Feb 2011.
La Lupa Italian Arts Festival. Will Geer Theatre, CA, May 2010.
Columbia University, “Avant-garde Poetry and Italian American Poetic Genealogies.” April 2010.
"Toward A Dangerous Pedagogy." Hofstra University, April 2010.
AWP “Writing Intimacy, Writing Sex.” Denver, CO, April 2010.
St. Joseph College, Reading Series. West Hartford, CT, April 2010.
KGB Bar NYC It's Not You, It's Me. Anthology Readings Jan. 2010.
Barnes & Noble Upper Westside, NYC February 2010.


Northern Arizona University, (L-R) Allan Affeldt, Nicole Walker,
Peter Covino and Julia Sophia Paegle.