Conferences & Talks


"John Donne's Legacies in Contemporary Poetry." The John Donne Society Annual Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland

LGBT Youth Action Conference. Pennsylvania Youth Congress, Harrisburg, PA

"Gender Outlaws: Teaching Gender Identity in Creative Writing." AWP Conference, Tampa, FL

"Red State Writers Resist: Strategies for Writing & Living in a Red State." Split This Rock, Washington DC

"Had I Said It With My Hands: A Reading & Talk with Poet Meg Day on Rejecting Reasonable Accommodation." DEAFinitions: Deaf Studies Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

"Poetic Activism & the Manifesto of Resistance." Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH


"Breaker! Breaker!: On Lineation, Hip Hop, & the Queer Disabled Body." University of Minnesota, Mankato, MN

"Accommodating Ableism: How Creative Writing Privileges Normates & What We Are Doing About It." Creative Writing Studies Conference, Black Mountain, NC

"Perspectives: A Talk on Deaf Performance & Ramesh Meyyappan's BUTTERFLY." The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA

"Poetry in Proclamation." Sojourners United Church of Christ Pride Sermon, Charlottesville, VA

"Tender Skepticisms." Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

"Poetry On & Off the Page: A Conversation about ASL Poetics." The Ware Center, First Fridays, Lancaster, PA

"The Welcome Impossibility of ASL Translation." The Poetry Center at Smith College, Northampton, MA

"REAL BOY: A Panel on Transition, Sobriety, & Sound." On Screen/In Person: MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, Lancaster, PA

“I Sing the Body Queer & Crip." AWP Conference, Washington DC


“Women Poets in Publishing.” Panel at University of South Florida Tampa, FL

“What Does a Name Make Possible? ASL Poetry, Trans-Embodiment, & Implant Poetics.” University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD

"Pacing Betweenities: Process, Craft, & the Theory of Lineation.” University of South Dakota 


“(Dis)abling Love: Interactions between Queer Poetics & Pedagogy.” National Women Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico

"Call Me By My Other Name: ASL poetry, Trans-Embodiment, and Implant Poetics." Columbia College Chicago, IL

Voices on Point Gala, Point Foundation. Los Angeles, CA

"Small Presses & University Literary Journals." Utah Festival for the Book, Salt Lake City, UT

“Deaf Poetics & Trans* Embodiment: Creativity & Performance of the Self.” Multicultural Symposium, Wright Institute of Psychology, Berkeley, CA

“Implant Poetics, Embodied Betweenity, and the Kinships Possible for Trans* & ASL Poetry.” Border Identities: Bodies in Transition Panel, (Dis)Embodied Disciplines Conference: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy, University of Arizona

“This Assignment Is So Gay: Managing Your Queerness in Your Classroom.” Teaching While Queer Panel, AWP, Seattle, WA


“Implant Poetics & Trans* Embodiment: How can a trans* reading of an ASL poem inform our understanding of embodiment, gender, & performativity in contemporary poetics?” Prosthetic Poetics Panel, PAMLA, San Diego, CA

“Trans* & Deafness.” Queer Disability Poetics Panel, Austin Unbound Film Screening, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


“Betweenity in ASL Poetics.” Gender Hybrids Bodies, Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA

“Performance Poetics & HipHop.” Guest Lecture, DeAnza College, Concord, CA


“Implant Poetics.” Disability Poetics Panel, PAMLA, Claremont College

“High on Line/breaks: Slam Poetry & Rehabilitated Teens.” Teaching Artists of California, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco

“The Sins of Our Idols: Poetry & LGBTQIIA Youth.” San Francisco Teachers in the Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

“The Document: An investigation in the remains.” Small Press Traffic, San Francisco, CA


“Radical Pedagogies: Hip Hop in the Undergraduate Composition Course.” That’s a Good Question: Pedagogy in the 21st Century, California Pedagogical Conference, Mills College


“Creativity & the Brain: Your Students on Poetry.” Writing the Ship: New Directions in Teaching Composition, California Pedagogical Conference, Mills College