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Launched! And Upcoming Events

Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate the publication of Days of Grace and Silence: A Chronicle of COVID's Long Haul. The April 12 event at Art House Productions was really special, and I was able to share my gratitude for those who helped me through these past few years of my family's illnesses.

Street photo of glass-walled building, with people sitting inside and a woman standing at a microphone.
Art House Productions, the night of April 12, 2024

A video created by Twenty10's Media Productions captures special moments from the evening--highlights, poems, and interviews with several guests.

I owe special thanks to several people: discussion moderator Jayne Freeman, Meredith Burns, Mike Griffiths and Andrea Morin of Art House, The Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, photographer Jennifer Brown, ASL interpreter Thyson Hailey, videographer Luna Alago of Twenty10's Media, and, of course, my invaluable pair of helpers Abigail Burch and Konstantin Vail: it took a village to pull this event off!

Making It! Academy of American Poets Listing

Screenshot of page from, listing Ann E. Wallace

It's been an exciting spring, but this is one honor I truly could not have expected. Yet it happened -- I am included, along with three poems, on the Academy of American Poets website. Check it out here!

Upcoming Events

May 5: Book Celebration at Hoboken Historical Museum with Special Guests

Promotional flyer for Book Celebration for Jersey City Poet Laureate Ann E. Wallace, with three headshots:  of a middle-aged white woman with short brown hair and red glasses, a younger Black woman with long hair and a middle-aged white man with a beard and hat.

As a former resident of Hoboken--I moved there directly from college, while sick with ovarian cancer, and found an important sense of place and community in Mile Square City--, the opportunity to celebrate Days of Grace and Silence at the Hoboken Historical Museum is special one.

This event is made even more special because I will be sharing the spotlight with two poets who give so much to create a vibrant community for poets in Jersey City--Millicent Ansah and John Trigonis. Millie is the creator and host of Mocha Mic with Millie, a lively music and poetry event held the 3rd Thursday of each month in the West Side. And John is creator and host of WAYE: A Poetry Reading Series, held monthly on a Wednesday evening at Sure Things in the Heights.

Sunday, May 5 at 4pm

1301 Hudson Street

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Event Details Here

May 18: Kelsay Books Authors Open Mic in NYC

Kelsay Books, the publisher of Days of Grace and Silence, is hosting an event featuring their New York City-area authors. I'm looking forward to meeting and reading alongside some of my press-mates. This event is free and open to all, so come on by if you're in the neighborhood.

Saturday, May 18 at 3:30pm

317 East Houston Street

New York, NY 10002

June 1: Days of Grace and Silence Reading at Mattapoisett Library

In a season of returns, I'll be giving a reading at the library in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, a lovely town on Buzzards Bay where I attended to high school and just a hop down the road from my hometown of Marion. What a treat this one will be.

Satuday, June 1 at 2:00pm

7 Barstow Street

Mattapoisett, MA 02739

June 7: Poetry Reading at Demystifying Long COVID North American Conference

The Demystifying Long COVID Conference will be held is Boston on June 6 and 7. Bringing together healthcare providers, policy makers, investigators, and community representatives, the goal of this important and necessary conference is to "raise awareness, clarify misconceptions, promote understanding, and stimulate discussion." It is meaningful to share my poetry in such a venue, introducing the importance of the medical humanities in listening to patient voices.

I am awaiting confirmation of this, but it is my understanding that the registration fee will be waived for Long Covid patients; please reach out if you would like more information on this.

Friday, June 7 at 2:00pm

Panel Discussion on Care Pathways

Demystifying Long COVID North American Conference

Boston, MA

Location TBA

June 26: Guest Poet, Sparks in the Dark Online Poetry Series

The Stockbridge Library in Stockbridge, MA, holds a wonderful lunchtime poetry series on Zoom. I will be the final guest of the season, but check out their other guests if you enjoy a side of poetry with your soup and sandwich!

Wednesday, June 26 at 12:30pm

Online event hosted by Stockbridge Library

Zoom link to be posted on library website

July 2: Authors' Hour Poetry Reading, Chautauqua Institution

The Friends of the Writers' Center at Chautauqua Institution has invited me to read from Days of Grace and Silence this summer, and I'm excited to be featured alongside Karen Weyant, sharing work from her recent collection Avoiding the Rapture (Riot in Your Throat, 2023).

Tuesday, July 2 at 12:15pm

Alumni Hall Porch

Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua, NY

Readings and Book Order Info

I am currently booking events for summer and fall; if you are interested in planning an event with me, or If you would like to order a book, please send me a message. I would love to partner with you or send you a signed copy of Days of Grace and Silence!

The WildStory Podcast: Always a Delight!

Card promoting Episode 11 of The WildStory Podcast, including three photos of people, two men and one woman, outside.

Before I sign off, I want to share the April episode of The WildStory: A Podcast of Poetry and Plants. It's a special one, with Ross Gay as our guest poet speaking about The Book of (More) Delights, followed by a conversation with author Margaret Renkl and her brother, illustrator Billy Renkl, speaking about their collaboration on Margaret's The Comfort of Crows.

Episode info and links to your favorite podcast platform are here.

Thank you all, and be well!


white woman with short hair standing at a mic with hands clasped in front of her
Thank you!


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