Performances & Speaking

  • An Evening of Unnecessary Detail, Backyard Comedy Club (London), 29 Sept. 2020
  • Canceled due to COVID-19: Cheltenham Science Festival, June 2-6. 2020
  • Poet, Research Revolution, Bristol, U.K. 4 December 2019.
  • Featured poet with Heaux Noire, Homegrown Festival, Battersea Arts Centre, London, U.K. 12 April 2019. Archived by the British Library.
  • Poet, Global Poets Corner/Global Village Poetry, Rutland Arms, London, U.K. 15 January 2019.
  • The Deaf Poets Society Reading, Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, National Housing Endowment, Washington, D.C. 19 April 2018.
  • Featured artist, “write me a letter”: a performance piece, The Lit Exhibit, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY. 14 April 2017.
  • Panelist, “Book-Swap Party”: self-published women of color and diversity in literature, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY. 6 January 2017.
  • Co-host and poet, The Things We Can Conjure: a poetry celebration, Small World Books, Rochester, NY. 30 April 2016.
  • Poet, Meddlesome Lab: fundraiser for Syria, Rochester, NY. 10 October 2015.
  • Poet (headlined), The People’s Party, Richmond’s, Rochester, NY. 11 September 2015.

Other Writing

User-Friendly Urbanism: Against Preservation for its Own Sake by Sonya Mann, essay ‘Intermission’ (2015). “Cities are struggling to satisfy their residents…In this atmosphere, urbanists should borrow a term from tech, and consider how to create a user-friendly city…Broadly, user-friendly urbanism prioritizes human beings rather than the dead matter of the built environment they occupy. Featuring essays by Nicole Dieker, Loretta Carr, and Divya Persaud, and interviews with Martin Weigert and Aaron Renn.”