PUBLICATIONS, PERFORMANCES, READINGS, WORKSHOPS

Akua Lezli Hope and Dick Riddick Performing

PUBLICATIONS


“near visible realms” Scifaikuest NOVEMBER 2017 PRINT edition 


Cook Fiolet & Wing, An Anthology of Domestic 

Fabulism, 2017


INK Rhysling Anthology 2016, 2017


Slow Drag Riddled with Arrows, June 20th ed. by Shannon 

Connor Winward


SKATE Open Minds, ed. by Casia Shreyer June 2017


You’ve Become Unsafe Ground Breath and Shadow, Spring 2017, ed. By Chris 

Kuell 


Mommy’s Arias April 29, 

NationalPoetryMonth.ca  (AngelHousePress, 

2017).


Who New Verse News www.newversenews.com 

Monday, April 10, 2017


Old Flame Sexuality Anthology, Ed by Michael Czarnecki, 

The Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes/Foothills 

Press, March, 2017


Cassandra Andromeda Spaceways #66 March, 2017


DRAGON Faerie Magazine, Spring 2017 Mary McMyne, 

poetry editor


Fixing Face, Tax Deadline, Reminiscence Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing 

of Gwendolyn Brooks, ed by Sandra Jackson 

Opoku and Quraysh Lansana, Feb. 2017


River Road The Fourth River, MFA program in Creative 

Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, 

Pennsylvania, Feb. 8, 2017


'Routine, I Fly Into Your Indifference, and Dentist Visit' Best of Breath and Shadow Anthology,  

December,2016


Resignation The Font Journal Volume II 2016 

http://thefontjournal.com/poetry-on-resignation/


Warning Ironhorse Review, Photofinish Contest winner 

December 31, 2016



Betty Carter The Poeming Pigeon:  poems about music, Vol2. 

No. 2, November 2016 

http://www.thepoetrybox.com/_DetailPagesBooks

tore/TPP-MusicOrderPage.html


Ink Yellow Chair Review, Horror Issue, October 2016 

http://www.yellowchairreview.com/horror2016


Mysticeti Eye to the Telescope #22, The Science Fiction 

Online Journal of Speculative Poetry, October 15, 

2016, Ghosts ed. by Shannon Connor Winward


 “Before Us,” The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop, ed. by 

Diane Lockward published by Terrapin Books, 

September, 2016 

http://www.terrapinbooks.com/the-crafty-poet-ii-

a-portable-workshop.html


Standing Rock Resistance The NewVerse News, Sept. 22, 2016

  http://www.newversenews.com/ 


My PTSD or 558 and counting The New Verse News 7/25/2016

http://www.newversenews.com/ 


Health Care Close Encounters with One’s Own Femininity

http://onesownfemininity.com/2016/07/09/303/


Domesstick Rock the Chair Winner, Yellow Chair, June 12, 

2016 http://www.yellowchairreview.com/single-

post/2016/06/12/Domesstick


4 70 The News Verse News, June 8, 2016, 

http://www.newversenews.com/


Endangered Rattle, Poets Respond winner, June 5, 2016, 

http://www.rattle.com/endangered-by-akua-lezli-

hope/ 


Komagatu Maru , The News Verse News,

       http://www.newversenews.com/ May 26, 2016

 

Sisko The Cossack Review Number 6, April 2016

http://www.thecossackreview.com/blog/2016/04/04/interview-with-akua-lezli-hope/


Carriage The Doll Collection, Terrapin Books, ed. by 

Diane Lockward, Spring 2016

http://www.terrapinbooks.com/the-doll-collection.html


Eating Verse Strange Horizons, April 2016

http://strangehorizons.com/2016/20160411/hope-p.shtml



Lost Streets Silver Blade, Winter 2016

http://www2.silverblade.net/2016/02/lost-streets/ 

February 23, 2016


Departures Tiny Text 

https://twitter.com/Tiny_Text/status/70191313129

1774977 February 22, 2016


Incubation Tiny Text January 25, 2016

https://twitter.com/Tiny_Text/status/69178010870978969

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Noragami Eye to the Telescope, January 15, 2016

http://eyetothetelescope.com/archives/019issue.html


Mouse Song, Waking Daddy, Hubble 25 Gyroscope Review, January 1, 2016

http://www.gyroscopereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ISSUE-16-1.pdf


Couplet The Million Line Poem

https://tupelopress.wordpress.com/the-million-

line-poem/ November 16, 2015



Resignation Rattle 11/8/2015 Poets Respond

http://www.rattle.com/poetry/resignation-by-akua-

lezli-hope/


Neverland SubSaharan Magazine, November 2015

http://subsaharanmagazine.com/2015/11/02/neve

rland/


No Young People Here Narrative Matters, Health Affairs October 2015

You Are a Job http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2015/10/22/narrative-

matters-poems-on-vulnerable-populations-and-

patients/

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2015/10/29/narrative-

matters-poems-by-patients-and-consumers/


Halloween Crochet Science Fiction Poetry Association Halloween 

Online October 2015

http://www.sfpoetry.com/halloween.html


Metis Emits Science Fiction Poetry Association short poem 

winner 2015

http://www.sfpoetry.com/contests/15contest.html


Stone Steps to River Chemung River 2016 Calendar, published 

September 2015


Malala, Behind the Curtain

Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Center for Black 

Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, Fall 

2014, Clarence V. Reynolds, Director, 


Chemung, The Way to Riverside Elementary Exhibition 

       The Elmira Sesquicentennial

       September 4,6-27, 2014

       

Routine, Dentist Visit, "I fly into your indifference” Breath and Shadow, Fall 2013 Issue

       http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath/index.html


3 limericks and Sedge Stitch Crochet Savvy Fall 2013


Abundance Hand Papermaking 2013


Elmira for Twain Articulation's Poetry Post Project, Mark Twain 

Riverfront Park, Spring –Fall 2013



Unremembered WordGathering, Volume 7, Issue I, March 2013

       http://www.wordgathering.com/


Post Stitch Crochet Savvy Summer 2013


Dances With Hooks Crochet Savvy December 2012


Crochet Crochet Savvy September 2012


Freeform Crochet Crochet Savvy Summer 2012


Ask the Heart Too Much  Boogie, Erotic Remixes of the Dirty  

Blues ed. by Robert Fleming, April 2011


Climate Change, Sanction Sanctum, Plant Three Coyotes Summer Fall 2011 Volume 1.2


Seneca Stone Canoe, 2011


We Have No Earlids Breath and Shadow, Winter 2011 Issue, Volume 

8, Number 1

http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath/index.html


Song Through the Wall The 100 Best African American Poems ed. by 

Nikki Giovanni SourceBooks, 2010

Smell of Firemen

Spring Harvest and Haiku Breath and Shadow, April 2010

http://www.abilitymaine.org/breath/index.html


Trees for Albert Tree Whispers, January 29, 2010 

https://treewhispers.com/tree-stories-2/trees-for-

albert-akua-lezli-hope-new-york/



Aretha’s Hat THINK: poems for ARETHA FRANKLIN'S 

Inauguration Day Hat, June 2009 edited by 

Patricia Spears Jones, BOMB


Bloom Bloom, The ARTS of the Southern finger Lakes,

Poetry anthology 2009


Mesa Poets Respond to The Buffalo Soldier

Writers& Books, Rochester, NY 2007


Ground Door Walls Sky

After “In the Patio VIII (1950)” Language of Color: Writers Respond to the 

Paintings of Georgia O’Keefe, published by 

Writers & Books and the Memorial Art Gallery, 

Rochester, NY, 2006


How Gardeners Say Grace 10X10 4 Cave Canem, NYC, 2006


Chemung Chemung River anthology, 2005, edited by Akua 

Lezli Hope, published by YWCA Elmira, New 

York

Summer

(5 haiku) Knocking on the Silence, Finger Lakes anthology, 

edited by Donna Marbach, 

Foothills Publishing, 2005



Dancing on Daddy's Feet My Soul to His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from 

Black Daughters to Their Fathers, Melda Beaty, 

Editor, 2005


Sunday Drive/Black in Appalachia Two Voices, Two Pages, Geva Theatre and 

Writers and Books, December 13, 2004 theatre 

reading/performance of work


Rigid Liquid Glass Works, and anthology of poems and stories, 

edited by Jennifer Bosveld, Puddding House 

Publications, 2003


Freedom (164) Poems for All, September, 2002

Not Final, Just Next (165) 


The Them Gone Cave Canem Anthology 2002,

Cave Canem, 2003


Hard Won Country The Year’s Best Writing, Writer’s Digest Guides, 

April 2003


Health Care Moon Journal Fall/Winter 2002 Volume VII Issue 

2 ed. by Mary H. Ber


“The Becoming,” DARK MATTER, (first!) anthology of African

American Science Fiction, ed. by Sheree R.

Thomas, Time Warner Books, 2000


“My Mommy Gone #15,” WORDS OF WISDOM, Poet’s Theater 20th

Anniversary Anthology, ed. by B. O’Brien, J.

Damerell and C.J. Houghtaling, H&H Press,

PA, 2000


Included "Night and Day: The Double Lives of Artists 

in America" by Gloria Klaiman, Praeger Pub 

Text, August 2000


Inventing the Food, for Shimmer, Bluelight Corner, Black Women Writing on 

Passion, Sex and Romantic Love, ed. by 

Rosemarie Robotham,  Three Rivers Press, NY, 

1999


Chock full O’ Nuts Will Work for Peace, New Political Poetry, 

PA, 1999


Health Care, Way From Here MASK, Earth’s Daughters Collective, Buffalo, NY, 

1998 


Leavetaking for Shimmer, A Different Drum, Moondance

My Muse Relentless August 1996, http://www.

cyberspc. mb. ca/~fullmoon/moondance 


EMBOUCHURE, poems on jazz and other musics collection of 41 poems, ArtFarm Press, Corning, 

NY, Oct. 1995


"my mother is an indictment..", " who cries CompuServe CD (CompuServe Incorporated)

with wasting dawn..."


Genny Chain, edited by Osman 

and Spahr, Buffalo, NY, 1995


Revoltillo Bacalao, Hairdressers, "my mother Meanderings, April 1995

is an indictment.."

http://newsavanna.com/meanderings

/me204/me20403.shtml

Song Through the Wall EYEBALL, St. Louis Missouri, 1994


Finishing, Water Bears No Scars, My Muse Relent less, - SISTERFIRE, an anthology of 

 Song Through the Wall Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry, ed. by 

Charlotte Watson-Sherman, HarperCollins, 

1994


950 Hoe Avenue, Water Bears No Scars, CHAZ, Obsidian II, Black 

My Muse Relentless, Scent, So Much to Show, Literature in Review, Fall

 Tell, Imprint, Remember the Source Winter, Volume 8 Number 2, ed. by Gerald 

Barrax, NCSU, 1993



To Every Birth Its Pain What is Found There, Notebooks on Poetry

and Politics by Adrienne Rich, W.W. Norton, 

1993


Praise Song Blue Cage, ed. by Barry Fogden, 

England, 1993


Essay Writing From the New Coast: Technique, 

University of  Buffalo,  Garlic Press1993


Fall, Low Moon, Way From Here, The Fireweed Journal ed. 

Making Poems, by Wm. M. Frenchy 

Truck Stop, After Haying De RushÈ, Spring 1992, Yukon/Alaska 

Publishing


On Air Catalyst Magazine #10, ed. By Pearl Cleage, 

Atlanta, Ga., 1992


Afro Funk, 235 Fifth Avenue Hambone, ed. by Nathaniel Mackey, Santa 

Cruz, CA. 1992


When the horn fits, blow it, Songs they could sing, Erotique Noire/Black  Erotica ed by Decosta

Telegram from Topeka, Interpenetration Side Two -Willis, Martin and Bell, /Anchor,1992


Hairdressers African American Review, J.Weixlman, ed.

1992

 

Alien Homeboy, The Big Three-O, This Mother, Obsidian II, Spring 1991, 

Memorial Day Gerald Barrax, ed., NCSU, Raleigh, NC 


Prayer Catalyst, ed. By Pearl Cleage, Atlanta, GA, 1991


For Bob Thompson, New Alchemy, Report on Contact/II, a poetry review, No. 53/54/55,

Training Assignment One, When the Horn fits,  NY, NY, Summer /Fall 1989

Blow It


A Valentine, Interpenetration Side Two, Obsidian II, Winter 1988, Gerald Barrax,

For the Homeless NCSU


Songs they could sing #328 Shooting Star Review, Winter 1988, Pittsburgh,  


On the One West Wind Review, Department of 

English,Oregon State College, Ashland, Oregon, 

Spring, 1987


Acknowledgment, Village You Come From, Obsidian II, Black Literature in Review, 

Fuel for Beginners II, West Street Winter 1986, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 

Interpenetration Side One Starline, Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 

magazine, Volume 9, Issue 4/July-August 1986


Leaving is a Little Death Black American Literature Forum, Joe

Weixlmann, editor, Volume 20. No. 3, Fall 

1986, Indiana State University


“i will never forget you, IKON magazine, Art Against Apartheid 

South Africa” issue, Second Series #5/6, 1986 


West Street, The Interview ARTSCOPE, Nov/Dec 1985, Chemung 

 “she knits acrylic hosannas...” Valley Arts Council, Corning, NY


We Are The New Heat Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction, Magazine

4/1985 


766-CQT, Bloodletting St. Mark’s Poetry Project anthology from

 Lyric ArtistísCall Against U.S. Intervention in

  Central and South America, 1984



“who cries..”Songs they could sing #482 HAMBONE NO. 4, Santa Cruz, CA 1984

Survival is its own Revenge


“my mother is an indictment”, LAMENT, Confirmation, anthology of Afrikan- 

August American women writers, Quill (Morrow), NY  

1983

Betty Carter at theVanguard, Brain Gets Black and in Brooklyn, Universal Black Writer 

Blame II, Keep Watch Press, 3/1983 Bklyn., NY

Getting to Know, Extended Outlooks, the Iowa Review

Gowanus Canal Anthology of Contemporary American

women writers, Collier, NY, 1983


With my Honey, Atlanta IKON Magazine, Ikon Press, NY, 1982

Disarm myself and you besides

Womenfolk


“my mother is an indictment..,” UMB Westside Words, Westside Publishing, 

NY, NY


Survival is Its Own Revenge, Black Scholar, Sausalito,CA, 1981

 Revoltillo Bacaloa


To Sister for Mother Woman Poet East, Women-In-Literature, Reno,

 No One Comes Home to Lonely Women NV, 1981


Liberation Begins with Common Sense, Pamoja Tutashinda, Spring 1981, Williams 

People Giving Up What They Need Not College,Williamstown, Massachusetts

Surrender, UMB


"collect images..." SUNBURY NINE, Sunbury Press, 

NY, 1980


Bebop Womantones: Betty Carter inter- Heresies: Women in Music, Heresies

 view Collective, NY 1980


For Hope Freshtones: Volume One, edited by Pat Lee,  

One and One Communications, Inc., NY, 1978

D&C

C.O.P.E. (Coping with the Overall Pregnancy-

Parenting  Experience), edited by Marianne 

Smith, Boston, MA, 1978



"collect images...", For Djamila Conditions: Three, eds. Bulkin, Clausen, 

Klepfisz, Shore, Brooklyn, NY, Spring 1978



AVATAR, D&C, "my mother is an indict ment", Ordinary Women, eds. Jones, Esteves, 

To Every Birth Its Pain Chiang, Miles, Ordinary Women Press, NY, 

Spring 1978


For Ken, Among the Questions Never Asked BOPP, Chapter IV, International  

Biannual Literary Magazine, eds. Obayani,  

Troupe, Cannon, NY 1977


"A girl leaves the shower...", HOODOO 5, Special 

Women's Issue, eds. 

"mine is the anguish", "we celebrate you" Clifton, Khalil, Lorde, 

Houston, Energy BlackSouth Press, 1976


Chapbook LOVECYCLES, Center for New 

Images, NY, 1976


4/16/75 Essence Magazine, Vol. 6 No. 4, 

New York, Essence 

Communications, August 1975


"if I could speak you...", To Every Birth Its Pain Johari II, edited by  William 

Womansong, For Marte Stanley, Center for New Images, 1975


Legacy Blues PIQUE, Williams College, 

Williamstown, MA, 1975


Sweet Bitters, you play music too loud Knockabout, Williams 

College, Williamstown, MA,1975


Prologue, Picture(for Daddy Edwin), On BLACK SUN, ed. by Barbara Banks and 

 individualism, Prologue, Lovecycles, " i, too..." Akua Lezli Hope, Williams College, 

Williamstown, MA, 1975


if i could speak you... , poet can u? MWENEA, Queens Community College, New 

York, 1974


if i could speak you... , poet can u? Johari I, Center for New Images, AFRAM, 

Bayside,  N.Y., 1974, Gerald Gladney, editor


music screams in the mind, His Own Keeping the Faith, anthology of 

Maniac Self, Lovesigns, Ode Black American Women Writers ed. by Pat Exum, Fawcett 

Press, NY, 1974


LIFECYCLES, dramatization of my poetry Adams Theatre, Williams College, Williamstown, 

Mass., 1974

" a girl leaves the shower hummin..." Knockabout, Williams College, 

We Must Mark Our Ballots, Friends 1974


Pieces of a Man (prose), Humongous Pamoja Tutashinda, Kujichagulia, AfroSociety, 

Williams College. Williamstown MA, 1973

It be's hard bein queenly Kujicahgulia, WBSU  newspaper, 

Williams College, Williamstown, MA., Feb, 

1973


poet, can u Knockabout, Vol. 1 No. 1, ed. by Gasperini and Stekler, 

Williamstown, MA, Spring 1973


For Sterling Brown Kujichagulia WBSU newspaper, 

Williams College, Williamstown, Mass, Nov. 

1973


To Gabby, For Gabby, To Laura, Pamoja Tutashinda, ed. by Simba Nyamavu

Milk Flows Kujichagulia, AfroSociety, Williams College, 

Williamstown, MA, April 1972


Ode, Joe Says the Sister Laughing Line ed. by Cohen, Winter 1972, 

Williams College, Williamstown, MA


Homesick Led Barron, ed. by James and Walker, Winter  

1972, Williams College, Williamstown, MA?



PERFORMANCES, READINGS, WORKSHOPS

Akua Lezli Hope

2017

June 17 Juneteenth, EOC, Ernie Davis Center, Elmira, New York


2016

July 26 Poets in Play Series, SoulFull Cup Cafe, Corning, NY


2008

April Corning Free Academy sponsored by The Big Read Corning, NY

(To Kill A mockingbird)


April Literary Women, 171 Cedar Arts Center accompanied by 

harpist Maryalice Little Corning, NY


2007

  April Myth and Transcendence in Your Life Story (W&B, Rochester, NY)

May Writing Aerobics (W&B Rochester, NY)

September 11   Writers & Books Genesee Reading Series

November Original poems on Cotton, Textiles, Fabrics and Fibers

The Baobab Cultural Center, Rochester, NY


2006

November George Eastman House Rochester, NY Animal Poems

December Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

Language of Color: Writers Respond to the Paintings of Georgia O’Keefe 


2005

January Short Story Writing Workshop corning Painted Post School District

February Black History Month Reading at YWCA Elmira and the Twin Tiers

March Myth and Transcendence Women's History Month Poetry Workshop YWCA Elmira 

and the Twin Tiers

Women's History Month Reading with Mary Alice Little, harpist, Mansfield 

University

April Ways of Knowing, Ways of Showing Poetry writing Workshop at Southeast Steuben 

Public Library

Reading at Southeast Steuben Public Library 

Genesee Reading at Writers and Books, National Poetry Month

May Women's Poetry Workshop at YWCA Elmira and the Twin Tiers

June Juneteenth Poetry Workshop


2004

September A Celebration of Books, Corning, NY September 25 

January Short Story Writing Workshops Corning-Painted Post School District

2003

December Short Story Writing Workshops Corning-Painted Post School District

November Poetry Workshop Steele Memorial Library, NY

Memories and Dreams: Poetry Workshop for Seniors

Southeast Steuben Library, NY

June 15 The Spiritual in My Art

Talk at the Unitarian Universalist Church Owego, NY

June 5,6,7 UnPacking, dance poetry collaboration with choreographer Lois Welk,  part of 

American Dance Asylum’s New Works and Remembrances

171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY

March 1 Reading  with 171 Women's Chorale  171 Cedar Arts Center Corning, NY

March 2 Reading with 171 Women's Chorale  171 Cedar Arts Center

March 13 Ordinary Women Anniversary Poetry Reading at the Sol Goldman Y

344 East 14th Street. NY, NY 

March 22 Poetry Workshop at Steele Memorial Library 1-4 p.m. Elmira, NY

March 23 Poetry Reading at Steele Memorial Library 2-4 p.m. Elmira, NY


2003

April 5 Honoring an Escaped Slave Through Poetry and Song

Benefit for the John W. Jones Museum, an evening in poetry and song  7 p.m.,

171 Cedar Arts Center Corning, NY


2002

       Short Story Writing Workshops Corning-Painted Post School District

Peaceful Gathering Coffeehouse,  as a part of  the annual DIALOGUE THROUGH POETRY WEEK 

and UNESCO's WORLD POETRY DAY. Over 200 poetry readings in 150 cities were held 

worldwide to discuss "can poetry help create a culture of peace and non-violence in the world?"  

Corning, NY,  March 22 

Tombstone Café, for Black History Month with Jasper and Sharon McGruder presenting an evening 

of theater and song, Waverly, NY,  February 2


2001

Short Story Writing Workshop Lindley Presho Elementary School, 5th grade (2 classes), Presho, NY, 

December

Poetry Reading with Jesse Bennett on saxophone, Diversity! series at the Waverly Opera House, July 

5, Waverly, NY

Poetry Reading with Charlie James at Bookmarks Corning, NY, April 5 

Panel on Writing, Barnes and Noble, Big Flats, NY, April 25

Poetry Reading with Charlie James, Ellen Tifft, Robert Darling, Barnes and Noble, Big Flats, NY, 

April 28 


2000

Reading and signing for Dark Matter, Barnes and Noble, Big Flats, NY, August 20 

Poetry Workshop-  The World’s Largest Writing Workshop, Barnes and Noble, Big Flats, NY, 

October 14


1999

10 West, Mansfield, PA, June 4

April is National Poetry Month Reading Series at Bookmarks, April 16, Corning, NY

Something Loving, Poetry Reading, Rockwell Museum, February 14

1998

Sojourner Truth Celebration performance with Voices of Fire Reading Choir 

March 6 &7 

April is National Poetry Month Reading Series at Bookmarks, April 9, April 

10, Corning NY

Gathering of Poets Reading, Mansfield University, April 17

Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Consumer Square, May 21, Horseheads, NY 

10 West, Mansfield, PA, Oct. 2

Each One Teach One, classroom workshop, Northside Blodgett, Corning, NY December 9


1997 Reading Series, 10 West Wellesborough Mansfield, PA, Oct. 31

Sterling Brown Symposium, Howard University Chapel, Washington,  DC, October 26

Chautauqua Institution, presentation, Jazz Poetry: function at the Junction, August 15

Chautauqua Institution, Writer's Center, August 10

The Festival of the Lakes, Saranac Lake, NY, June 28 

Southport Correctional Facility, South port, NY, June 18


1996 Southport Correctional Facility, Southport, NY, September 6,

The Professor's Place, Watkins Glen, NY, July 17

JUNETEETH with Voices of Fire Reading Choir, Centerway Square, Corning, NY June 22

HORNELL Poet's Theatre, June 13, Hornell, NY

Cosmopolitan Women's Club, Dinner, Fashion Show, Reading, May 17, Radisson Hotel, Corning


1996 American Association of University Women, reading, Corning ,NY, March 20 with Rhonda Morton, 

Susan Gale and Karen Kirby

Valentine's Day Wedding Reading, Feb 14, Corning, NY

Black History Month Reading, Corning Community College, Feb. 13

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, Feb .23, reading and poetry workshops


1995 The Corning Museum of Glass Community Open House, Sept. 15, with Dick Riddick

Harriet Tubman Home Gathering , July 22, Auburn, NY

JUNETEENTH, June 17, Centerway Square, Corning, NY with Dick  Riddick 

Harambee at Mt. Neboe Lodge, Elmira, NY, Feb. 18 with Dick Riddick on  conga and percussion

Three Rivers Reading Series at Medley's Restaurant,  with Dick Riddick on percussion, April 27

Southport Correctional Facility, Feb. 4


1993 Juneteenth Celebration, Centerway Square, Corning, NY, June 19

171 Cedar Arts Center 25th Anniversary Celebration Reading May 23  accompanied by Felicia 

Kessel on keyboards with Michael Czarnecki

Something Loving, Poetry Reading, Rockwell Museum, February 14

Chicago Cultural Center, Ragdale Writers Reading March 4


1992 St. Marks Poetry Project with Vit Bakitis, NY, NY, November 11

Summer Reading Series, Claverack, NY August 16, 

Hornell Poets Theater, Hornell, NY, March 12

Something Loving, Poetry Reading, Rockwell Museum, February 14


1991 Something Loving, Poetry Reading, Rockwell Museum, February 14,

Writing Workshop for Elmira Girls Scouts, February 16, Elmira, NY

  Visions and Voices, celebration for National Women's History Month, March 1, 171 Cedar Arts 

Center, Corning, NY

The Gas Station March 5, with Baron James Ashanti, New York City, New York

AIUSA Northeast Region Conference March 9, Boston University, Boston, MA

Poets Performance, Amnesty Annual General Meeting, Georgetown University, Washington, 

D.C., 

June 15 

Radio Interview on WUDC (aired June 19) with E. Ethelbert Miller, Washington, D.C.

Young Author's Day, Corning Community College, November 25,

Kwanzaa presentation, Chemung Valley Unitarian Church, December 15


1990

Chemung Valley Unitarian Fellowship, Martin Luther King Remembrance Poetry Reading, Feb. 4

Visions and Voices celebration for National Women's' History Month, 171 Cedar Arts Center, 

March 2

Young Author's Day poetry workshop, Corning Community College, March 6, Corning, NY 

Women Poets at Barnard with Marilyn Hacker, March 8, NY, NY

Corning Community College poetry workshop, April 9, Corning, NY

Corning Community College, April 11, Brown Bag Series 

Northside Blodgett Elementary School visitor reader, Corning, NY

Mark Twain Quarry Farm, H.S. writing intensive, March 17, Elmira, NY

Steele Memorial Library, poetry writing workshop, March 24

Steele Memorial Library, annual poetry contest, guest poet, March 25

Conversations with Southern Tier Women interview/reading, May 14

Readings Series at Stars with Walt Franklin, Corning, NY, June 19

Gathering of the Minds coffeehouse, Corning, NY, June 21

Young Author's Day poetry workshop, Corning Community College, November 19


1989

First Ladies of Poetry, Lecture, Wednesday Morning Club, Park Church, Nov. 15, Elmira, NY

Poetry Writing Workshop, Mansfield University, Nov. 2, Mansfield Pa.

Poetry Reading, Mansfield University, Nov. 1, 1989, Mansfield, Pa.

Black Poets Day, Workshop 6th Grade, Parley Coburn School, October 7, 1989, Elmira, NY

171 Cedar Arts Center, Summer Reading Series, writing workshop, July 26, Corning, NY

171 Cedar Arts Center, Summer Reading Series, poetry reading, July 25, Corning, NY

Career Discussion and Poetry Writing Workshop, 8th grade, May 26, Prattsburg, NY

Career Discussion and Poetry Writing Workshop, Corning Free Academy, March 23, 6th grade, 

Corning, NY

Reading for Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit at The Rockwell Museum, Literature from the Thirties, 

producer and reader, April 10,  Corning, NY.

The Pew Rally Gospel Talent Show, All Saints Home Church of God in Christ,  Sunday, April 2, 

Elmira, NY

Martin Luther King Reading, Church of God in Christ, January 15, Big Flats, NY, 


1988 171 Cedar Arts Center, Summer Reading Series, writing workshop, July 25, Corning, NY 

171 Cedar Arts Center, Summer Reading Series, poetry reading, July 18, Corning, NY

North Country Community College, reading series organized by Maurice Kenny, March 21, Saranac 

Lake, NY

Federal Correction Institute at Raybrook, poetry reading, March 21, Raybrook, NY

Young Author's Day, poetry writing workshop, Corning Community College, March 1

Books Sandwiched In, book review series at Corning Public Library, lecture/review on Beloved by 

Toni Morrison,  January 11


1987 Poetry Society of America, 15 Gramercy Park , with NYFA Poetry Fellows, October 29, NY, NY

171 CEDAR ARTS CENTER, “Making Real the Dream,” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.   birthday 

celebration, children’s workshop and evening performance, with Arthur Flowers and other 

performers, Corning, NY, January 19


1985 ST. MARKS POETRY PROJECT, 10th Street and 2nd Avenue, with Patricia Jones and

Marie Ponsot, May 22, NY, NY

BASEMENT WORKSHOP, 22 Catherine Street, with Marilyn Hacker, April 30, NY, NY

DOUBLE TALK SHOW, Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island boardwalk, with Roland 

Legiardi-Laura, produced by Bob  Holman, April 14, Brooklyn, NY.


1984 Art Against Apartheid, The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, Oct. 21, NY, NY

Tompkins Square Festival Poetry Reading, June 17, Tompkins Square Park, NY, NY

First anniversary celebration of Black and in Brooklyn, Medgar Evers 

College, March 24, Brooklyn, NY

Artists’ Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, 

Jan. 18, NY, NY


1984 Confirmation Anthology Reading and Book Party, Brooklyn Arts and 

Culture Association (BACA) Jan. 13, Brooklyn, NY


1983 Washington Heights Community Art Gallery, Sept. 18, NY, NY

National Black United Front, International Women's Day, August 9, 

Brooklyn, NY


1982 IKON MAGAZINE Benefit reading, NYU Law Auditorium, Nov., NY, NY


1981 BLACK WRITERS UNION READING SERIES, December 16, NY, NY

Politics of Writing, Calabash Workshop Event, Reading at CAT Video, 

Oct. 25, Harlem, NY

American Writers Congress, Poetry Reading, Oct. 10, NY, NY

Galeria Morivivi, Reading Series, September 13, NY, NY

Cafe Figaro, Sunday Poetry Reading Series, June 7, NY, NY

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Arts & Culture Center, Poetry Reading, June 6, 

Brooklyn, NY

Afrikan Poetry Theater, May 17, Jamaica, NY

Memorial to Larry Neal, Countee Cullen Library, April 25, Harlem, NY

Black Writers Union Fund-raiser, Creative Arts Center, April 11, Brooklyn, NY

Sunbury 9 Reading, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Live Broadcast WBAI, January, NY, NY


1980 Interviewed by Larry Neal, WWRL-Radio, Fall 1980, NY, NY


1979 The Coalition, Club 57, St. Marks Place, New York, April 5, 1979


1978 The New York State Book Fair, Martin Luther King Jr. High School, NY, NY, October 8

Corner Post Café Series, Brooklyn, NY, June 25

Pearl's Place, Sunday Poetry Series, May 7, NY, NY

Women's Center, Brooklyn College, April 17, Brooklyn, NY

New Rican Village, March 24, NY, NY

Manhattan Theater Club, Poetry Series, February 28, NY, NY


1977 Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, August, Staten Island, NY

Chaz Restaurant, Montage Series, July 16, NY


1976 Bedford Hills Correctional Institution, October 30, Bedford Hills, NY, 

Rejuvenation, December 26, Brooklyn, New York


1975 Look Homeward, Choreopoem, Black Movements Festival, January, 

Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. and neighboring colleges


1974 Coffeehouse performances and on-campus readings,

1973 Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

1972