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October 23rd, 2023
The Daykeeping of Salient Indigo: Poetry Reading Conversation
with Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Elizabeth Gray Jr., and Jeanne Heuving

Liz will be reading from her book, Salient (New Directions, 2020) with Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Jeanne Heuving.
This event will be held at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Event information and registration can be found here.

September 20th, 2023
Flow Chart Foundation’s “Close Readings in a Virtual Space” series
The online event featured Liz discussing Canto 19 from John Peck’s masterwork CANTILENA (Shearsman Books, 2016).
Online Event

September 9th, 2023
Voices of Poetry Series – Back in the County of Kings
Reading with Tina Cane (Poet Laureate of Rhode Island) and David Tomas Martinez (winner of the Verlaine Poetry Prize).
Brooklyn Heights Public Library, 286 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn Heights, NY

November 6, 2022
Writing Personal and Public History, A Four Way Books Symposium
Talk, discussion, and readings with three other poets whose works have been deeply engaged with history and historical texts.
With Cornelius Eady, Brian Komei Dempster, and Owen Lewis (moderator)
Online stream only

November 5, 2022
Voices of Poetry – Back in the Village
Reading with Antoinette Brim-Bell, Tina Cane, Terence Degnan, Arden Levine & Angelo Verga
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, New York City

May 3, 2022
Transnational Literature Series
The Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA, hosted the launch of Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season as part of their Transnational Literature Series. The online event featured Liz reading selected poems from Farrokhzad’s oeuvre and discussing Farrokhzad’s life and work in conversation with her colleague and fellow-translator Chloe Garcia Roberts, Deputy Editor of The Harvard Review.
Brookline Booksmith’s YouTube channel

December 17, 2021
Reading with Mark Vincenz and Julia Story
Grolier Poetry Bookshop
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA
Reading from Salient

June 6, 2021
Voices of Poetry
Virtual Reading from Salient
Hudson Valley Writers Center
Sleepy Hollow, NY

January 16, 2020
Reading poems of Forough Farrokhzad
Voices of Poetry
McNally Jackson Books
New York City

November 23, 2019
An Evening with Hafiz of Shirazi
Reading and performance with Iraj Anvar, Dawn Avery, and Afshin Goodarzi
The Sufi Lodge
New York City

May 10, 2019
Voices of Poetry
Reading and performance with Jericho Brown, Cornelius Eady, Daniel Tobin, Iraj Anvar, and Sanjana Nair
Rubin Museum of Art
New York City

April 18, 2019
Reading and performance of Hafiz-i Shirazi with Iraj Anvar and Afshin Goodarzi
Brown University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Providence, RI

November 11, 2016
Master Class in Translation
University of California, Dept of Comparative Literature
Berkeley, CA

October 2, 2016
Reading with Sue Weaver Dunlap and Becky Gould Gibson
Petrio Series
Malaprop’s Bookstore
Asheville, NC

September 29-30, 2016
Reading with Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Master Class in Translation
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC

May 20, 2016
Translated Poems of Majid Naficy
Modern Poetry in Translation Issue Launch
New Writing South
Brighton, UK

April 28, 2016
MFA Master Class in Poetry and Translation
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

April 27, 2016
Persian Poetry with Don Share, Roger Sedarat, and Tom Sleigh
New York Public Library
New York City

April 12, 2016
Reading from Series | India
Poets Live
Berkeley Books
Paris, France

May 12, 2015
Four Way Books Reading
Politics & Prose Bookstore
Washington, DC

March 21, 2015
Launch Reading for Series | India
Southern Methodist University Literature Festival
Dallas, TX