published poetry & other writing


Poetry at Sangam, Vol. IX, Issue 4, 2022: “emptiness,” “lights,” “mornings,” “exitlude,” “accidentally took escitalopram instead of folic acid,” “a conversation” (from do not perform this: a song cycle)

Consilience, Issue 5, 2021: “as to the age of the auriferous series”

Amberflora Magazine, #10, 2021: “my lover and the tree,” “nuclear”

The A3 Review, Issue 13, 2020: “in a state of spiritual darkness…” (2nd prize editor’s pick)

Anomaly, #28, 2019: “kala pani,” “a provocation,” “Demerara yields to no country in the world,” “A bee…,” “the heat of the water”

The Brown Orient Literary Journal, Issue 3, 2018: “a good child in 1906”

Ojo Magazine, 2018 (defunct): “a song for Mars,” “invocation of the muse,” “pickle of thirty-eight mangoes,” “a sonnet for the sublime,” “eternal youth”

The Deaf Poets Society (with Split This Rock), Issue 6, 2018: “crime and science”

The Aerogram, 2018: “astronomy”

Balm Digest, #2, 2014: “a sonnet for the cruel”

Balm Digest, #1, 2014: “a sonnet for the mushroom cloud”

performances & speaking

Research Revolution, Bristol, UK, Dec. 4 2019

Heaux Noire, Homegrown Festival, Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK, April 12 2019. Archived by the British Library.

Global Poets Corner/Global Village Poetry, Rutland Arms, London, UK, Jan. 15 2019

The Deaf Poets Society Reading, Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, National Housing Endowment, Washington, D.C., US, April 19 2018

“write me a letter”: a performance piece, The Lit Exhibit, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY, US, Apr. 14 2017

Panelist, “Book-Swap Party”: self-published women of color and diversity in literature, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY, US, Jan. 6 2017

Co-host, The Things We Can Conjure: a poetry celebration, Small World Books, Rochester, NY, US, Apr. 30 2016

Meddlesome Lab: fundraiser for Syria, Rochester, NY, US, Oct. 10 2015

The People’s Party (headlined), Richmond’s, Rochester, NY, US, Sept. 11 2015

Canceled due to COVID-19: An Evening of Unnecessary Detail, Backyard Comedy Club (London), Sept. 29 2020

Canceled due to COVID-19: Cheltenham Science Festival, June 2-6. 2020

other writing

“intermission” (essay), User-Friendly Urbanism: Against Preservation for its Own Sake by Sonya Mann (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.”