Sunday, December 29th, 2018
EXHALE into 2019




Sunday Oct. 7th-Sunday Dec. 16th
10-Week Get Buoyant Women’s Coaching Circle (virtual)
We’ll work through one step of my Get Buoyant program each week.
This coaching circle meets over Zoom video chat.
Email me at mem at memali dot com to inquire about joining our supportive tribe.
Wed. Sept. 19th, 8pm EST
Stop Struggling and Learn To Live a Buoyant Life Masterclass
Click link to register.
Interview by Amy Jones for the Body Soul Wisdom Sessions podcast.
Click here to go to the podcast page and click on Episode 5.

Interview by Emily Jennings for the She’s Heard Podcast.
Click here to listen to the podcast.


Wednesday, July 5
Interview by Celeste Duckworth for Vertikal Bistro Radio on living an authentic life.
Listen to the interview here.

Friday-Sunday, May 5-7  Salem, MA
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Reading/Panel: Poetry as Invocation
Saturday May 6, 3:15-4:35 pm, at Connect PEM
Featuring Cassandra de Alba, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Rachel McKibbens, and Gala Mukomolova
Henry David Thoreau said, I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung. On this panel, four poets will read their work and explore the poetic impulses of women as a magical or quasi-magical act. The audience is invited to discuss how poetry lures a reader into its casted spells and illuminates the necessary darkness we carry inside us.
For more information: Massachusetts Poetry Festival

Saturday, February 10, 10:30-11:45 am
Association of Writing Programs Conference, Washington, DC
Poetry as Invocation
Featuring Ada Limón, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Rachel McKibbens, and Casey Lynne Rocheteau.
Henry David Thoreau said, I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung. On this panel, four poets will read their work and explore the poetic impulses of women as a magical or quasi-magical act. The audience is invited to discuss how poetry lures a reader into its casted spells and illuminates the necessary darkness we carry inside us.


Friday-Sunday, May 1-3   Salem, MA

I’ll be presenting Conversations with the Sea: Poetry and Underwater Photographs
at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
Saturday, May 1st, 2:00-3:00 pm
PEM Bartlett Gallery
For more info: MA Poetry Festival



Thursday, December 11, 2014 Great Barrington, MA
OM Basics Class, 7-10 pm
Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center
33 Railroad St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Pre-registration required
For more info: TurnON Berkshires

Friday, December 12, 2014   Great Barrington, MA
TurnON Great Barrington, 7:30 pm
Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center
33 Railroad St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Cost: $10 at the door
For more info: TurnON Berkshires

Monday, November 10, 2014   New York, NY
Lecture: Flow, Creativity, and Orgasm, 8 pm

We are happiest when we are in a state of flow, when we are so involved in what we are doing that time either flies or slows and everything else falls away. But entering flow requires practice and can be elusive.

Join me for a dynamic discussion of flow, creativity, and orgasm. Sharing her personal story as a poet and underwater photographer along with insights from Steven Kotler’s book The Rise of Superman and the practice of Orgasmic Meditation (OM), you will learn ways to more readily enter a flow state and perform optimally in your life. The practice of OM sets up the conditions for flow by honing your focus, as well as trust in what you’re feeling in your body moment by moment, so that in your life you can skate on that magical edge between skill and surrender where flow occurs.

Friends In Deed
594 Broadway, Suite 706
New York, NY 10012
Cost: $10 at the door

Friday, November 7, 2014   Great Barrington, MA
TurnON Great Barrington, 7:30 pm

TurnON: [turn{on}]
verb (something that happens in the body)

Increased body heat
Tingling and chills
Flushing or heat in your cheeks
Feeling of being awake and alive

We believe TurnON is the ignition that leads to a more of what we really want in life. It is the first step to knowing what’s possible. And, it comes when we get real about the powerful stuff of relationships, intimacy, desire, etc.

So, we started an evening event designed specifically to give people the opportunity to feel TurnON in themselves. It’s an evening where, through only talking, we begin to experience these exhilarating, energizing, often ignored feelings — referred to as TurnON. A room of people engage in honest, humorous, playful conversation around topics we mostly only consider having in our head.

Through 3 guided, round-robin style games, express yourself and gain new (and maybe surprising) insight into yourself and others. Fear, longing, taboo, love… Be with others who are willing to express it openly and be seen for who they really are. It’s like a giant exhale when the rest of the world is asking you to hold it in.

The evening also includes a brief description of the practice of Orgasmic Meditation, and information on where to learn more.

Please arrive at 7:15 pm to register. Cost: $10 at the door.

Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center
33 Railroad St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230

For more info:

Saturday, May 17, 2014   Jamaica Plain, MA
Mr. Hip Presents Reading Series, 6:00-8:30 pm
UFORGE Gallery
767 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Cost: $7

For more info: Mr. Hip Presents

Saturday, April 19, 2014   Great Barrington, MA
Poetry Slam at The Meat Market

I’m hosting a food-themed poetry night at The Meat Market in honor of National Poetry Month. Come read on the open mic or slam a food-related poem for extra points. Must sign up with me in advance to slam. Special small plates menu and signature cocktail, “The Muse.” Beer and cider also available.

389 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA, 01230
Cost: Free (we will pass the hat to donate to the winner)
For more info: The Meat Market

Friday, March 28, 2014 Pittsfield, MA
Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Event:
Conversations with the Sea: A Collaborative Presentation in Words and Pictures, 7:00 PM
With: Hannah Fries, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, and Sara Parrilli.

Description: Mali’s underwater photography and poetry has been inspired by the plight of sharks, rays, and other sea creatures worldwide. Fries and Parrilli were inspired by the albatrosses of Midway Island, who feed at the plastic-filled Great Pacific Garbage Patch, to embark on a multimedia correspondence of poetry and visual art. Through poetry and visual art, the three artists will create a conversation inspired by the tragedies and beauties of the sea. The presentations will be followed by a discussion and Q&A on process and collaboration.

Location: Centennial Hall at Miss Hall’s School
492 Holmes Rd, Pittsfield
Cost: Free

For more information: BFWW

Saturday, March 1, 2014   Seattle, WA

AWP Conference Panel:
Hip Lit: How Innovative Reading Series Are Revamping the Literary Scene
Event Description: How can literature hold its own against mass media and pop culture? Reading series that showcase fine work in inventive ways can build dynamic arts communities and help authors promote and popularize their books among diverse new audiences. In this lively panel, curators and hosts of wildly popular series such as Literary Death Match, The Rumpus, Page Meets Stage, and Rain Taxi discuss how to deploy ingenious PR strategies, curate creatively, turn events into hip hangouts, and keep things fresh.

With: Melissa Stein, Todd Zuniga, and Stephen Elliott.
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 am
Location: Room 618/619/620, Convention Center, Level 6
For more info: AWP Conference

Friday, February 28, 2014  Seattle, WA
Muzzle Magazine and Vinyl Poetry Journal
Offsite Contributors’ Reading
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Lucid Lounge
5241 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Friday, February 28, 2014   Seattle, WA
AWP Conference Panel:
From Sea to Sea: Poets on the Power of Water
Event Description: Four poets and a poet/undersea photographer will explore the power of the ocean as myth, metaphor, and the great connector. Its very existence tempts us to venture out and seek the unknown, to make our way upon the surface of a world that is entirely other. We eat from its stock. We swim in it. People drown in it. We relish and fear it; we play in it. These poets will reflect on the sea, ocean, the waterways of the world, and their shores.
With: Laura McCullough, David St. John, John Hoppenthaler, and Matthew Nienow.
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 am
Location: Room 608, Convention Center, Level 6
For more info: AWP Conference

Wednesday, February 26, 2014   Seattle, WA
AWP Offsite Reading:
Tiferet Journal Reading, 6-8 pm
Alicia Ostriker, Aliki Barnstone, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Amy King, Tony Barnstone, Ami Kaye, Bill Kenower, Donna Baier Stein, and Melissa Studdard.
Ghost Gallery
504 E Denny Way (at Olive)
Enter through courtyard behind the St. Florence apartment building facing Olive Way
Cost: Free ($5 gallery donation suggested)

Saturday, November 23, 2013   Rochester, NY
Featuring at Poetry and Pie Night, 7 pm
For location, contact

Sunday, November 10, 2013   West Caldwell, NJ
Book launch reading for The Crafty Poet, 2:00 pm
Hosted by Diane Lockward
Book signing and reception after the reading.
West Caldwell Library
30 Clinton Road
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Saturday, October 5, 2013   Worcester, MA
Salon reading at the home of Lea Deschenes and Victor Infante, 7 pm
With Sam Cha, Jessica Dalzell, Nicholas Earl Davis, Krysten Hill, Krista Mosca, and Oz Okoawo
Cost: Free (RSVP required)
For more information:

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013   New York, NY

Perfect Sense Reading Series, 6:00-7:45 pm
Cathy Park Hong, Marie-Elizabeth Mali,
Sarah V. Schweig, and Sampson Starkweather
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia St.
New York, NY 10014
Cost: $8 cover, includes 1 free drink
Cornelia Street Café

Friday-Sunday, June 28-30, 2013   Rochester, NY

Saturday, May 11, 2013   Wilmington, DE
2nd Saturday Poets, 5-7 pm
Marie-Elizabeth Mali and Hila Ratzabi
Plus an open mic
Jackson Inn
101 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, DE
Cost: $5

Tuesday, May 7, 2013   New York, NY
Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence anthology launch, 7 pm
Readers include Susana H. Case, Amber West, Larissa Shmailo, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, and Alison Stone. WWR cover artist Elayne Safir will also appear. There will be a silent auction, readings of the poet’s poems from the anthology, other poems from the anthology, and more.
Cost: Free
85 E 4th St
New York, NY
KGB Bar Calendar

Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, 2013   Salem, MA
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
I will host a Page Meets Stage reading with Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Lynne Procope.
For more information on the festival: MA Poetry

Saturday, March 9, 2013   Boston, MA
Panel at 2013 AWP Conference:
Fixed Forms and Nonce Forms: From the Sonnet to the Bop
With Tony Barnstone, Willie Barnstone, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, David Mason, and Afaa Michael Weaver.
Time: 4:30-5:45 pm
Place: Room 107, Hynes Convention Center
Description: Five poets will talk about the pleasure of letting form help form the pleasure of the poem. The forms to be discussed are fixed (sonnet, villanelle, blank verse) and nonce (the bop, word count, the tiny bible, and the terzavillonnet), among topics to be covered: narrative-friendly forms, lyric-friendly forms, repeating lines as song structure, renewing tradition and inventing traditions, and the fixed form as a machine for thinking.
Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel
For more information AWP

Monday, March 4, 2013   Great Barrington, MA
Fleeting Reality: Interpreting Place in Words and Images
with Marie-Elizabeth Mali and Lynnette Lucy Najimy
Sharing photographs and words inspired by the underwater world and the old GB Fairgrounds.
Leibowitz International Center
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
7-9 pm
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, February 27, 2013    Burlington, VT
The Painted Word Poetry Series, 6 pm
Fleming Museum
61 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405
Cost: Free
For more info: The Painted Word

Friday, February 22, 2013   Pittsfield, MA
10×10 Festival, 8 pm
Y Bar
391 North St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
10×10 Festival

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012   New York, NY
For Some Time Now Exhibition Closing and Reading, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Hosted by James Merenda, the readers include: Jeanann Verlee Joshua Bennett, Marie-Elizabeth Mali Ngoma, Caroline Rothstein, Mahogany L. Browne, Taylor Mali, Oveous Maximus, Syreeta McFadden, Lynne Procope, Eboni Hogan, Jive Poetic, Ed Menchavez
$7 at the door
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd St. between Ave. B & C

Sunday, June 3, 2012   Bethesda, MD
Reading at The Writer’s Center, 5 pm
I’ll be reading from my book and hosting a contributors’ reading for the Villanelles anthology
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda, MD 20815
Cover: Free and open to the public
The Writer’s Center

Tuesday, May 1, 2012   London, UK
Villanelles Launch Reading, 6:30 pm
I’m hosting a contributors’ reading featuring Grahame Davies, Mark Ford, Kenneth Hyam, Katie Jenkins, Mimi Khalvati, Kim Lockwood, and Simon Williams
Waterstone’s Gower Street
82 Gower Street,
London, WC1E 6EQ
Cost: £3

Sunday, April 29, 2012   Chicago, IL
Featured poet at The Green Mill
Uptown Poetry Slam, 7 pm, $7
founded by Marc Smith
Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Friday, April 27, 2012  MIlwaukee, WI
Reading at Boswell Books, 7 pm
Marie-Elizabeth Mali with Paul Scot August
and contributors to Villanelles: Kate Sontag, Marilyn L. Taylor, and Lisa Vihos
Cost: Free
Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Thursday, April 26, 2012  Kalamazoo, MI
Friends of Poetry Workshop and Reading with Traci Brimhall reading from her new book,
Our Lady of the Ruins, and Villanelles contributors: Marion Boyer, Danna Ephland, and Jon Snider.
Villanelle workshop at 4:30 pm, Reading at 7 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Kalamazoo Public Library Central
315 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tuesday, April 24, 2012  Pittsfield, MA
Featured reader at Writers Room, 8 pm
Cost: Free
Y Bar
391 North St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Y Bar

Saturday, April 21, 2012   Salem, MA
Massachusetts Poetry Festival (April 20-22)
Reading: Page Meets Stage with Tara Betts and Lisa Starr, 3:15-4:15 pm
Panel: Dancing with the Villanelle with Tara Betts, Rhina Espaillat, and Annie Finch, 4:30-5:30 pm
Both reading and panel located at:
Peabody Essex Museum Morse Room
East India Square (161 Essex St.)
Salem, MA 01970
For more info: MA Poetry Festival

Thursday, April 19, 2012  Boston, MA
Villanelles Contributors’ Reading at 7:00 pm featuring Stephen Burt, Martha Collins, Steven Cramer, Annie Finch, Richard Hoffman, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes, and Daniel D. Skwire
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA
Porter Square Books

Sunday, April 15, 2012  New York, NY
Release Party and Reading for
Token Entry: New York Subway Poems
edited by Gerry LaFemina
Time: 4-7 pm
99 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
Free and open to the public

Thursday, April 5, 2012  Montclair, NJ
Montclair Public Library, 7 pm, Free
A Reading Series hosted by Maria Mazzioti Gillan and Laura Boss
50 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Saturday, March 31, 2012  New York, NY
Book Launch for Villanelles, 8 pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (between Bleeker and Houston)
New York, NY
Cover: $8
Bowery Poetry Club

Sunday, March 25, 2012  Philadelphia, PA
Reading with Dilruba Ahmed for the Fox Chase Reading Series
Ryerss Museum and Library
7370 Central Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Fox Chase Reading Series

Wednesday, March 21, 2012  New York, NY
Reading with Carlos Andrés Gómez for Page Meets Stage, 8 pm, $12 / $6 students
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York, NY
Page Meets Stage

Tuesday, March 6, 2012  Marrick, NY
Feature at Performance Poets Assoc. 7:30 pm
Wyld Chyld Tattoo Cafe
1708 Sunrise Highway
Merrick, NY 11566
Cover: Free and open to the public
Performance Poets Association

Friday, March 2, 2012  Chicago, IL
AWP Off-Site Reading:
A Celebration of the Villanelle, 6:00 pm
Featuring over 20 contributors to Villanelles
Cost: Free
Harold Washington College, Room 102
30 E. Lake St. (Wabash & State)
Chicago, IL 60601

Wednesday, February 8, 2012  London, UK
Featured reader at Loose Muse, 8 pm
with storyteller Rachel Rose Reid & an open mic. Hosted by Agnes Meadows
The Poetry Café
22 Betterton St
London WC2 (closest tube: Covent Garden)
Cost: £5/£3
The Poetry Café

Monday, February 6, 2012  London, UK
Book Launch / Reading, 7:30 pm
Hosted by Toby Brothers & The London Literary Salon
The Pineapple Pub
51 Leverton Street (Kentish Town)
London NW5 2NX
Cost: Purchase of a libation
Email The London Literary Salon to reserve your place

Friday, February 3, 2012  London, UK
Camden Poetry Series, 7 pm
Featured reader, plus open mic
Trinity United Reform Church
1 Buck Street, Camden
London NW1
Nearest tube station: Camden Town
Cost: £5/£4
All proceeds benefit the homeless in the Cold Weather Shelters
Camden Poetry

Tuesday, December 13, 2011  Bronxville, NY
Reading at Sarah Lawrence College, 2 pm, Free
with Tina Chang (poet), Jean Kahler (nonfiction), Pamela Kallimanis (poet), and Robert Leleux (nonfiction)
Slonim House Living Room
915 Kimball Ave.
Bronxville, NY 10708

Friday, November 18, 2011   Metuchen, NJ
Reading with Taylor Mali, 8 pm, Free
The Raconteur
431 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ 08840
The Raconteur

Thursday, September 29, 2011  San Francisco, CA
Feature at Open Heart Poetry, 7 pm, donation
Hosted by Marc Kockinos
Open mic sign up at 6:30 pm
Om Shan Tea
233 14th St.
San Francisco, CA at the corner of Natoma St.
(between Mission and South Van Ness)
Open Heart Poetry at Om Shan Tea

Tuesday, September 27, 2011  Mill Valley, CA
Reading with Camille Dungy and Melissa Stein, 7 pm, Free
The Depot Bookstore & Café
87 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
The Depot Bookstore & Café

Saturday, September 24, 2011  Kalamazoo, MI
Reading with Deborah Ager at the
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, 7 pm, Free
326 W. Kalamazoo Ave., #103A
Kalamazoo, MI

Friday, September 9, 2011   La Jolla, CA
Free Reading and Signing at DG Wills Books, 7 pm
7461 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, Ca. 92037
(858) 456-1800
DG Wills Books

Tuesday, August 30, 2011   New York, NY
Word for Word Poetry
Bryant Park Reading Room, 7pm.
E. J. Antonio, Michael Cirelli, Patricia Spears Jones, Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Free and open to the public
The Bryant Park Reading Room is located at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
Word for Word at Bryant Park

Saturday, July 30, 2011   Albany, NY
Poets in the Park series, 7 pm
Robert Burns Statue in Washington Park
(near intersection of Henry Johnson Blvd. & Hudson Ave.)
Alternate Rain Site: Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave.
Contact: Dan Wilcox

Wednesday, July 27, 2011  New York, NY
The Gaslight Salon Series
What Will the Neighbors Say!??!
Featuring with Rachel Eliza Griffiths
7:30 pm, Free and open to the public
Hosted by Lynne Procope
116 Bar, located downstairs at 116 Macdougal St. bet. Bleeker and 3rd.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011  New York, NY
Poets House Showcase Reading Series
7 pm, Free and open to the public
Reading with Alan Gilbert, Karla Kelsey, and Laura Newbern
Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

Sunday, July 17, 2011  New York, NY
The Beat Hour with George Wallace, 4 pm
I’ll be one of the featured readers and there’s an open mic
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (bet. Bleeker & Houston)
Cost: $6

Friday, July 1, 2011  Narrowsburg, NY
First Fridays Contemporary Writers Series with Taylor Mali, 7:30 pm, Free
Tusten-Cochecton Library
198 Bridge St.
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Contact: Laura Moran

Saturday, June 4, 2011  New York, NY
Naugatuck River Review Contributors’ Reading
3 pm, Free and open to the public
Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

Saturday, May 14, 2011  Salem, MA
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
2:00-2:15 Reading in the Poets With New Books Sequential Reading
3:00-4:15 Hosting Page Meets Stage with Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Aimee Nezhukumatathil!
Check the website for ticket details: MA Poetry Festival

Thursday, May 5, 2011  Seattle, WA
Reading and Book Signing
Pilot Books, 7:00 pm, Free
219 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Pilot Books

Wednesday, May 4, 2011  Portland, OR
Loggernaut Reading Series, 7:30 pm, $2
with David Wolman and Peter Mountford
Ristretto Roasters
3808 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

Saturday, April 30, 2011  Berkeley, CA
Center for Transformative Change, 7 pm, Free
2584 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Transformative Change

Friday, April 29, 2011  Huntington Beach, CA
Tebot Bach Reading Series, 8 pm, Free
Golden West College Community Room 102,
Huntington Beach, CA
Tebot Bach

Thursday, April 28, 2011  West Hollywood, CA
Gabrielle Calvocoressi and The Traveler’s Bookcase welcome Marie-Elizabeth Mali and Steady, My Gaze to Los Angeles. A literary surprise party. 7:30 pm
8375 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Traveler’s Bookcase

Wednesday, April 27, 2011   Orange, CA
8 pm, Two Idiots Peddling Poetry
Featuring with Paul Suntup and there’s an open mic.
Ugly Mug Cafe
261 N. Glassell Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
Cover charge: $3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011   Hollywood, CA
Feature at the L.A. Slam. 9 pm show, $5.
Da’ Poetry Lounge at the GreenWay Court Theater
544 N. Fairfax Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Monday, April 25, 2011   Long Beach, CA
{open}, 7 pm, Free
with Taylor Mali and Brendan Constantine
2226 E. 4th St. (bet. Cherry & Junipero)
Long Beach, CA 90814

Saturday, April 23, 2011   Del Mar, CA
Reading and Book Signing
at Earth Song Books & Gifts, 4 pm
1440 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Friday, April 22, 2011   Venice, CA
Beyond Baroque, 7 pm, $10
with Julie Paegle and Nicole Walker
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Beyond Baroque

Thursday, April 7, 2011   New York, NY
McNally Jackson Bookstore, 7 pm, Free
with Chiwan Choi and Jon Sands
52 Prince St., (bet. Lafayette & Mulberry)
New York, NY 10012

Friday, March 25, 2011   Lenox, MA
The Bookstore, 7 pm, Free
with Taylor Mali
11 Housatonic St.
Lenox, MA 01240

Wednesday, March 23, 2011  New York, NY
Four Way Books Reading, 6:30 pm, Free
with Collier Nogues and Craig Morgan Teicher
NYU Main Bookstore
726 Broadway

Monday, March 21, 2011   New York, NY
Book Release Celebration for Marie-Elizabeth Mali’s book, Steady, My Gaze
louderARTS: the Reading Series, 7:30 pm
Bar 13 Lounge, 35 E. 13th St. at University Place
$6/$5 with student I.D., 2-4-1 drinks all night.

Sunday, March 20, 2011   Washington, D.C.
Sunday Kind of Love, 4-6 pm
Featuring R. Dwayne Betts & Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Followed by an open mic
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Free and open to the public
Cohosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey
Cosponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock
More info: 202-787-5210 or

Thursday, March 10, 2011  New York, NY
Bluestockings Bookstore, 7 pm, Free
with Traci Brimhall and Suzanne Gardinier
172 Allen St. (bet. Stanton & Rivington)
New York, NY 10002

Sunday, March 6, 2011  Great Barrington, MA
The Bookloft, 4 pm, Free
Reading and Book Signing
332 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington, MA 01230
The Bookloft

Sunday, February 27, 2011  New York, NY
Theme: LOVE Gone Right & Wrong
Miriam Stanley with Jean Lehrman
Marie-Elizabeth Mali with Patricia Starek
Don Sparks with David B. McConeghey & Iris N. Schwartz
Ron Price with Kate Irving
$7 cover includes one drink
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014
Cornelia Street Café

Tuesday, February 15, 2011   Fanwood, NJ
Sweetheart Night at the Carriage House Poetry Series
Marie-Elizabeth and Taylor Mali
8 pm, free and open to the public
Curated by Adele Kenny at the Kuran Arts Center
(formerly the Fanwood Carriage House)
Watson Road (facing Martine Avenue)
for GPS use 75 N. Martine Avenue
For more information and directions:

Saturday, February 5, 2011  Washington, D.C.
AWP Off-Site Reading of Naugatuck
River Review Poets, 4-6 pm, Free
The Big Hunt Restaurant
1345 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 13, 2010   Locust Valley, NY
Locust Valley Library Poetry Society Series
Steve Dalachinsky and Marie-Elizabeth Mali, plus open mic.
Hosted by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III).
2:00 pm. Admission is free.
Refreshments served.
For more info contact

Thursday, November 4, 2010   New York, NY
A Celebration of Sylvia Plath in honor of her induction into the Poet’s Corner on Nov. 7
7:30 pm, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
louderARTS poets Corrina Bain, Elana Bell, Sean Patrick Conlon, Marie-Elizabeth Mali and Lynne Procope will perform Plath’s poems in a program featuring Plath archivist Karen Kukil, poet/scholar Annie Finch, actress/screenwriter Tristine Skyler, poet Paul Muldoon, and Poet-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson.
The program is free and open to the public.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th St. and Amsterdam Ave.
For more information:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010   Washington, DC
Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series
Donald Illich and Marie-Elizabeth Mali
7:30 pm at Joaquin Miller’s Cabin in Rock Creek Park, Picnic Area 6, Beach Drive at Military Road overpass.
Featured readers will be followed by a brief open mic. Sign up begins at 7:15 pm. A reception follows the reading. For rain location or more information call Kathi Morrison-Taylor, 703-820-8113

Sunday, April 18, 2010   NYC
TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature
Contributors’ Reading, 6-7:30 pm, $5
Readers include Laura Boss, Adele Kenny,
Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Steven Sher, and BJ Ward
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery betw. Houston and Bleeker

Saturday, April 17, 2010   Bronx, NY
7 pm, A Festival of Latino and Latina Poets
Hosted by Fish Vargas. Featured readers include: LiYun Alvarado, Diana Marie Delgado, Martín Espada, Carlos Andres Gomez, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Paul Martinez Pompa, Anthony Morales, Urayoan Noel, Willie Perdomo, Patrick Rosal, and some special guest readers.
Sweetwater’s Bar and Grill
2579 3rd Avenue @ 139th Street
Directions: 6 train to 138th Street.
Exit at 138th and 3rd, walk one block up to 139th.

Thursday, April 15, 2010   New York, NY
Page Meets Stage with Martín Espada and Rich Villar, 8 pm,
Cost: $12/$6 students
Host: Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Page Meets Stage is a monthly poetry series that pairs more page-oriented poets with poets who come from a more performative background. Both poets are on stage at the same time and read back and forth, poem for poem, sometimes answering each other and other times taking the conversation in a different direction.
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery between Bleeker and Houston
Page Meets Stage

Wednesday, April 7, 2010   Denver, CO
Naugatuck River Review
AWP Off-site Poetry Reading
8:00 pm, Free
Hosted by Lori Desrosiers, Editor
Featuring Lana Ayers, Carol Willette Bachofner, Caleb Barber, Shaindel Beers, Allen Braden, Laurie Junkins, Christina Lovin, Terry Lucas, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Keith Leonard, Lesléa Newman, Melinda Palacio, Wendy Green Simpson, Derek Sheffield, Jeff Streeby, Pamela Uschuk, and Ellen Waterston.
The Mercury Cafe
2199 California St.
Mercury Cafe
Naugatuck River Review

Thursday, March 18, 2010   Pittsfield, MA
A monthly performance series featuring poets, storytellers & spoken word artists featuring Marie-Elizabeth Mali and Dylan Lundgren on March 18
Hosted by Matt McFadden
311 North St., upstairs
8 pm, $5 suggested donation
Interested open mic’ers can sign up in advance by emailing:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010   NYC

Multiformalisms: Postmodern
Poetics of Form, 6:30 pm
Join poet and editor Annie Finch, along with contributors to the anthology Multiformalisms: Postmodern Poetics of Form, for a lively discussion of how contemporary poets use and understand forms. The conversation, like the book, will juxtapose topics as diverse as traditional formalism, Flarf, the American long poem, native Hawaiian poetry, rhyme, textual variance in New Media poetry, jazz poetry, Asian American poetics, and much, much more. Featuring Marilyn Hacker, Patricia Smith, Tyler Hoffman, Stefania deKenessey, and Marie-Elizabeth Mali. Moderated by Corey Frost. Free.
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9206

Wed – Sat, March 10-13, 2010   Washington, D.C.
Split This Rock Poetry Festival
Poems of Provocation and Witness
I will participate in a louderARTS panel and Acentos reading, both on Sat. afternoon.
For more info and schedule:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010   NYC
His Rib 3-Year Anniversary Reading
A reading by contributors to the anthology,
His Rib, edited by Mahogany L. Browne
7-9 pm, free
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St. betw. Stanton & Rivington

Monday, Feb. 1, 2010   NYC
louderARTS: the Reading Series
I’ll be teaching a free writing workshop from 6-7 pm before the reading at 7:30.
Bar 13, 35 E 13th St. at University Place

Saturday, November 14, 2009   Pittsfield, MA
Naugatuck River Review Poetry Reading
4:30 pm at Chapters Bookstore
78 North St
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5115
(413) 443-2665

Thursday, November 5, 2009   Loudonville, NY
6:30 pm Community of Writers Program
Storytellers, young adult fiction, memoir, and poetry award winners. I will read my poem, “Laundry Day,” awarded an Honorable Mention by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild
William K. Sanford Library
(a.k.a Colonie Town Library)
629 Albany-Shaker Road,
Loudonville, NY.
Phone: 518-458-9274.
Contact: Mimi Moriarty (
Directions can be found on the web site:
Refreshments will be served.

Monday, October 12, 2009   NYC
louderARTS: the Reading Series feature with Kim Addonizio
Bar 13, 35 E 13th St @ University Pl.
7:30 pm, $6 / $5 with student I.D.
2-for-1 drinks all night

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009   NYC
Taylor Mali Book Release Reading
I will be one of the readers in a wonderful lineup of readers celebrating the release of The Last Time as We Are by Taylor Mali
Bowery Poetry Club, 8 pm
308 Bowery between Bleeker & Houston
$8, incl. 1 free drink & discount on book

Tuesday, August 18, 2009   Pittsfield, MA
7 pm WordxWord Festival: Local poets night, $10
Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Dylan Lundgren, Dave Read, Richard Way
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Sunday, August 2, 2009   NYC
Acentos Literary Review
Anniversary Reading
6 pm, free
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery

Wednesday, May 6, 2009   NYC
Featured poets include: Andrew Kaufman, Joseph Legaspi, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, and Lynne Procope, plus more TBA.
Yippie! Museum/Café, 9 Bleecker Street, New York, NY.
Starts at 8 pm and it’s FREE.
Bring on the spring with an evening of poetry of provocation and witness. An on-site artist and representatives from various socially conscious organizations will also be present. Hosted by Poems to the People co-curators, Victoria McCoy and Eugenia Chung, and Susan Brennan of the Split This Rock Poetry Festival.

Friday-Sunday April 24-26, 2009   Bronxville, NY
Sixth Annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival: Poetry in Dialogue
Friday, April 24
Public School Initiative Winning Poets, Cynthia Cruz, Linda Gregg, Alumni Mill & Swill, and Open Mic.
Saturday, April 25
Poets’ Dialogue, Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman, Mark Doty, Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar, Anais Mitchell, Kevin Pilkington, Valzhyna Mort, Mary Ruefle, CK Williams, and Graphic Poetry Reception.
Sunday, April 26
Panel Discussion, Rita Dove, Jorie Graham, Dennis Nurkse, Marie Howe, Tom Sleigh, Mark Yakich, and the 2009 Lumina literary journal launch party.
I will be reading on Sat. night at 7:30, opening for Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar.
All events are free.
For festival schedule and directions to campus:

Thursday, April 16, 2009   NYC
6 pm, Babel with Po’Jazz Reading
Sarah Lawrence students reading their translations of poetry along with live jazz music. I’ll be reading the work of Venezuelan poet Yolanda Pantin.
$15 cover includes one drink
Cornelia St. Cafe
29 Cornelia St.

Sunday February 22, 2009   NYC
7 pm, Calyx reading
Lynn Ahrens
Kathy Horowitz
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Rhonda Zangwill
All published in Calyx, Winter 2009
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
Free (donation requested)