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For bookings at private events, festivals, and conferences, contact my agent Lisa Giordano at (serious inquiries only, please).

For academic panels, readings, lectures, or as a visiting poet for colleges and university classes,  email me directly at:

Upcoming Events


Friday, Sep. 8: Art Hop @ Green Door Studio, Burlington, 5 - 10pm (typewriter poems to order)


Saturday, Sep. 9: Beer & Broadsides @ Ruth Stone House, Goshen, 3-5:30pm (letterpress broadside production)


Monday, Sep. 11: Don't Get Naked Reading Series @ Branded Saloon, Brooklyn, NY


Thursday, Sep. 16: Brazenhead Review launch party @ Black Spring Books, Brooklyn, NY


Wednesday, Sep. 20: Lit Club @ Lamp Shop, Burlington, VT


Sunday, Sep. 24: Celebration of Creative Arts @ the INN, Montgomery Center, VT

Sat. Sep. 30: Private Event

Sunday Oct. 1: Green Mountain Book Festival @ Fletcher Free Library, Burlington VT
Thurs. May 11: Spring thesis readings, Lillian Vernon Writers House, 58 W. 10th St, Manhattan

Fri. May 5: Black Spring Books, 7-9pm, w/Olivia Mardwig, 762 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

Thurs. April 20: Pere Marquette Hotel, 5-6:30pm, New Orleans

Thurs. April 13: Pere Marquette Hotel, 5-6:30pm, New Orleans

Feb. 28: Madame X Salon, 9pm, Toulouse St, New Orleans, w/Marc Stone


Fri. Oct. 14: NYU Creative Writing Program open mic, 5pm, Lillian Vernon Writers' House, New York University, free

Thurs. Oct. 20: NY Writers Coalition 20th Anniversary Gala, 7-9pm, Pen + Brush, 29 E. 22nd Street, New York (tickets available at

Sun. Sep. 25, Green Mountain Book Festival, featured reading with GennaRose Nethercott, 12pm, Burlington, VT, free 

Sat. Sep. 24, Green Mountain Book Festival, group reading at the Lamp Shop with Skye Jackson, 7:30pm, Burlington, VT free

Fri. Sep. 9, 5-8pm, ART HOP @ The Generator, opening reception for "Cyanotypical: Blueprints by Benjamin Aleshire 2007-2022," 40 Sears Lane, Burlington VT

Fri. Aug. 16: Open Studio 3-7pm at Generator, 40 Sears Lane, Burlington VT

Fri. July 15: Closing reception and reading with Skye Jackson, @ The Seagull, 5-9pm, 6 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT

Wed. July 27: Tales of the Cocktail, Justine, 225 Chartres, New Orleans

Fri: July 22, featured reader at Dansville Mural Festival, 6pm, MacFadden's Cafe, Dansville NY

June 23-25: Bookstock, A Green Mountain Festival of Words, , Woodstock, VT

Sat. June 18: Beside "the" Point, with Mike IX, Sean Monroe, Michael Patrick Welch, and Skye Jackson, New Orleans, LA

April 25: Private event for DOROT, New York City


Sun. September 26: Words Out Loud, Kent Museum, Calais, VT 

Thurs. October 28, Center for Book Arts, NYC

Sat. June 19, 1:00pm - 3:30pm: Free Poetry Workshop @ 77ART, Merchants Row, Rutland VT (email benaleshire at gmail dot com to register)

Sat. June 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Reading/open studio with Clare Welsh @ 77ART, Merchants Row, Rutland VT, free

Fri. July 17, 2020: Typewriter Poetry Panel @ 1455 Lit Festival (Free on Zoom) 7:30pm EST

Thurs. June 4: Garden District Books Happy Hour, in conversation with Skye Jackson and Rayna Nielson (Facebook Live)

Fri. April 22: Back in the Jox release party, Dean St, Brooklyn, NY

Sat, April 18: New Orleans Poetry Festival, 3pm

Mon, March 23: Lit Club @ the Lamp Shop, BURLINGTON, VT
March: In residence at Vermont Studio Center

Jan 30: Cassette Gallery, NEW ORLEANS, LA, w/Madeleine Lavoie 


Nov. 22: Words & Music Festival, 3pm, Ace Hotel, NEW ORLEANS

Nov. 9: InFringe Festival, The Bardo Lounge @ Allways, 10pm, NEW ORLEANS
Oct. 29: More Lovely: Shakespeare Sonnet Marathon @ Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 6pm-1am, $10
Sep 26: Faulkner Festival, Hotel Peter & Paul, w/Andrei Codrescu, NEW ORLEANS
Sep. 14: Princeton University, 11am-4pm @ Bainbridge Arts, PRINCETON NJ
July 29: Lit Club Series @ The Lamp Shop, BURLINGTON, VT, w/Clare Welsh
July 26-28: Bookstock Literary Festival, WOODSTOCK, VT
July 18: Paris Lit Up Series @ Culture Rapide, PARIS FR w/Skye Jackson

July 8: Spoken Word Paris @ Au Chat Noir, PARIS FR
June 21: The Baumann, BROOKLYN NY, w/TBA
June 14: Bookworks, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, w/Skye Jackson & TBA
June 12: Book Soup, LOS ANGELES, CA, w/ Skye Jackson & Gabriela Herstik, 7pm
June 9th, RATTLE Magazine Reading Series, Flintridge Books, 5pm, LOS ANGELES, CA
June 7th: Changing Hands Bookstore, w/Skye Jackson, PHOENIX, AZ

June 5: Barb Wire Open Mic Series, w/Skye Jackson, EL PASO, TX
June 2nd: Malvern Books, 4pm, w/Skye Jackson & Josh Denslow, AUSTIN, TX

May 26th: A FASTER GRAVE launch party @ The Dragonfly, w/Skye Jackson, Carmin Wong & Swiss, 7:30pm, NEW ORLEANS, LA 
May 11th: Emerge Center Gala, Manship Theatre, BATON ROUGE, LA

April 30: Jefferson Parish East Bank Library, w/Cassie Pruyn, Elizabeth Gross, Brad Richard, Benjamin Morris, and Esme Franklin

April 21: New Orleans Poetry Festival panel, 'Apocalypse Lovers: Co-conceiving our own demise', w/Dylan Krieger, Daiquiri Rene-Jones, & Clare Welsh

April 11-13th: French Quarter Fest, New Orleans

April 10: Private Event, Las Vegas

 April 6 & 7: Ebb & Flow Festival, Baton Rouge

Jan. 29: Private event, Washington DC

Dec. 16, 8pm: Magnolia Shed Series, Lafayette, w/Jonathan Penton
Dec. 12, 2pm: Latter Library Poetry Buffet
Aug. 5: Typewronger Books, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Aug. 2: St. Louis Cafe, Glasgow

July 24: The Troubadour, London
w/Scarlett Sabet, 8pm, £6

July 20: Desperate Literature, Madrid
w/Caroline Rash, 8pm, €3

July 19: Estival de la Poesia,
Aleatorio Bar, Madrid

July 18th: El Prostíbulo Poético,
Sala Equis, Madrid 9pm, €10

July 12: Culture Rapide, Paris

July 9: Bistrot des Artistes 8pm

July 2: Au Chat Noir, Paris

June 21-24, Bayou Boogaloo,
Norfolk, VA

June 2nd, Northshire Books,
Manchester VT

May 26th, 99 9th St, Gowanus,

May 20: LES Typewritten Tales, NYC
May 19: Win/Win, Philadelphia,

May 9: Rubber Flower Poetry Hour,
New Orleans, w/ Dylan Krieger 

Sun. April 22, 4pm, New Orleans Poetry Festival, Small Press reading IV, at Spotted Cat (St. Claude)

Wed. April 11, 8pm, Rubber Flower Poetry Hour, New Orleans LA, with
Dylan Krieger

Fri. March 30, 6pm, WHIV Studios, 
New Orleans, LA

March 25, 3pm: Maple Leaf Series, New Orleans, LA

A Salon at the home of Rita Bullwinkle, with Jennifer S. Cheng
4pm, Sun. Sep. 24, 2017 (email for details)
San Francisco, CA
St. Lawrence University Brush Gallery
5pm, Mon. Sep. 4, 2017
Canton, NY

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
with sam sax & Andres Cerpa
Fri. Aug. 18, 7pm

Lit Club at the Lamp Shop
with Alison Prine
8pm Mon, July 31st, 2017
Burlington, VT

Woodstock, VT
with April Ossman
2pm, July 27, 2017

Sat. July 22nd, Molasses Books
770 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY
w/ Susannah Simpson & Guests

Featured Poet July 17
Au Chat Noir, Rue 76 Jean-Pierre Timbaud
Paris, France

Kunstlerhaus Vowerkstift
Sat. July 1st w/Special Guest
Hamburg, Germany
Fri. May 26th, 8pm
w/Susannah Simpson & Anna Fitzgerlad
GG's Treasure Club
1339 DeKalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Rm 220 Reading Series
with Cassie Pruyn
7pm, Thurs. May 11th, 2017
Saturn Bar, 3067 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA

River Writers Series
with 'Voices from the Bayou'
The Parlor, Baton Rouge LA
7pm Thurs, April 27, 2017

Lit Salon & Reading, Wed, Feb. 15th
Spaghetti Speakeasy Listening Room
3331 St. Claude Ave

AWP Conference: Washington D.C.
Archipelago Bar, 1201 U Street NW,
Krewe of No Other Reading
Saturday, Feb. 11th 8pm

"Poetry & a Topic"
Annunciation Hall, 7:30pm
Jan. 28, 2017
1225 Mandeville St, New Orleans

Desperate Literature, 8pm, 3eu
Jan. 12th, 2017
Calle Campomanes 13
Madrid, Spain

BJ's in the Bywater, New Orleans
Dec. 3rd, 8pm, 2016

Breadloaf Waiters' Reading
Breadloaf Writers' Conference 2016
Aug. 13th, 9:30pm
Ripton, VT

Honeybee Press Release Party with Pomeroy Street Poets and URANIAN FRUIT by Frances Cannon, Sun. Aug. 7, at The Attic, 215 College St, Burlington VT, 3rd Floor
Featured Poet at Open Secret Reading Series, Bistro des Artistes, Paris, July 6

Page Burner Reading Series:
Sat. May 7th, Winooski VT
Lamp Shop Lit Club:
Mon. May 9th, Burlington VT
June through July 2016

Past appearances:
Young Artists Series 2013
St. Lawrence University
Middlebury College
University of Vermont
St. Lawrence University
Johnson College
The Painted Word Series,
curated by Major Jackson
Fleming Museum, UVM
New England Review's Quarterly Reading Series
The BCA Center
Artist's Residency Program
Biblioteca Villena, Plaza de Armas, Habana, Cuba

United Bakery Gallery
Gold Mine Saloon
Crow Bookshop
Green Door Studio
Goddard Gallery
Goddard College Alternative Media Conference
Writers Barn, Shelburne
Darkroom Gallery
Light Club Lamp Shop
ROTA Gallery
RiverArts Center
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Shrewsbury Library

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