For bookings at private events and festivals, contact my agent Lisa Giordano at lisa@soundobservatory.com. 

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

benaleshire at gmail.com. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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,

NYC

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

BOOKSTOCK Festival

Woodstock, VT

with April Ossman

2pm, July 27, 2017

Sat. July 22nd, Molasses Books

770 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY

w/ Susannah Simpson & Guests

SPOKEN WORD PARIS

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

8pm

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

PARIS>MONTPELLIER>MARSEILLES>BARCELONA

 

Lectures:

 

Young Artists Series 2013

St. Lawrence University

 

Recent class visits at:

 

Middlebury College

University of Vermont

St. Lawrence University

Johnson College

 

Recent Readings:

 

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 4: Blood Jet Series, BJs,

New Orleans

EVENTS