Nicole Cooley


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A Reading for the Plume Anthology of Poetry Volume 3
With Lynn Emanuel, Tom Sleigh, Kathy Ossip and others
Bookcourt, Brooklyn NY, Saturday September 12, 4pm

Featured Reading at Great Weather Poetry Series at the Parkside Lounge, NYC
Sunday September 12, 4pm

Katrina Aftermaps—Ten Years On: A Discussion of Unnatural Disaster
With Kalamu ya Salaam, Climbing PoeTree, Stacy Parker Le Melle, and Tonya M. Foster –
The CUNY Graduate Center, NYC, Friday September 18, 3-8pm

Reading with Anya Silver at PS, in DUMBO, Brooklyn
Monday September 28, 7pm

Presentation on Salem Lessons (artist’s book) with artist Maureen Cummins
The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
Tuesday November 17, 7pm


Monday, March 7, 12:30 p.m.: SUNY Adirondack Community College - Dearlove Hall in Queensbury NY, with Brad Richard

Readings tentatively planned in New Orleans at Maple Street bookstore in April 2011 and at the Mamapalooza Conference in NYC in May 2011.

Wednesday April 20, Poetry Reading, 12:30pm, River Valley Community College, Claremont New Hampshire

Thursday April 21, A Celebration of Poetry: Ten Poets Plus One, 7pm, Watchung Booksellsers, Montclair New Jersey

Saturday, April 22, Third Annual Kinereth Gensler Awards Celebration Reading and Book Launch, with Laura McCullough, Shara McCallum and Ellen Dore Watson, 3pm, Poets House, 10 River Terrace, NYC

Monday May 23, Poetry reading with Shara McCallam, Mia Leonin, and Julia Spicher Kasdorf at the M.O.M. (Museum Of Motherhood) & MFI
 (Motherhood Foundation Inc.) at Marymount Manhattan College, NYC

Readings for Milk Dress:

February 1: Reading at Hamilton College in Clinton NY

AWP, February 3-5, 2011, in Washington DC: A reading of Walt Whitman Award winners sponsored by the Academy of American Poets

February 7, 2011:  Reading with Mihaela at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA

February 17: Reading with Laura and Kathy Graber at Brookdale Community College in Brookdale, NJ

February 24: Reading at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA

February 27-8: Reading at Purdue University in West Lafayette IN

February 20: Reading at the Queens Central Library in Jamaica Queens (New York)


Mother: A Symposium
Friday February 26
The Graduate Center. The City University of New York

March 23, Poetry Reading
The Rez Reading Series, Kew Gardens, NYC

March 27, Panel “Poetry and History” with Maxine Sussman and Roger Sedarat
New Jersey College English Association Conference
Seton Hall University, Saturday March 27

April 9, Panel on Muriel Rukeyser
Panel: “Wave after Wave: The Legacy of Muriel Rukesyser”
With Jan Heller Levi, Kate Daniels, Anne Herzog, Jen Benka and Jan Freeman
The Associated Writing Programs Conference, Denver Colorado, April 7-11.

April 13, Poetry reading
1718 Reading Series, The Columns Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

April 24, Poetry reading with Maria Terrone
Smalls Jazz Club
183 10th St NYC

April 27, Poetry reading
Monmouth University

May 20-21, Poetry reading with Julia Lisella and Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Mamapalooza, NYC

May 26, Reading Book Party for Breach and Toxic Flora
with Kimiko Hahn
Cornelia Street Café, NYC

June 1, Poetry reading with Kimiko Hahn
Perch Café, Brooklyn, NYC
With Kimiko Hahn

June 17, The Writers Center, Bethesda, Maryland
Followed by community workshop June 18

"Breach" on Poetry Daily August 4, 2010

Sunday, Aug 29, 3:30pm
New Orleans, LA
Nicole Cooley, Peter Cooley, Yusef Komunyakaa, Kay Murphy, Brenda Marie Osbey,
Alison Pelegrin, Brad Richard, and Martha Serpas, with Alice Quinn
An event honoring the fifth anniversary of the hurricane, featuring poets from
New Orleans and the Bayou state.
Co-sponsored by the English Department, Tulane University.
Admission is free.
Kendall Cram Room, Lavin-Bernick Center
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue

Word for Word Poetry Reading about Hurricane Katrina
Tuesday August 31, 7pm, Bryant Park
Bryant Park Reading Room

Monday September 20
Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania
A Commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: A Poetry Reading
6:00 PM in the Arts Cafe

A Presidential Roundtable on Hurricane Katrina
Monday September 27, 12:30pm
Nicole Cooley and Joy Fuqua
Queens College-City University of New York

Art and Disaster: A Symposium on the Fifth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Rutgers-Newark, Newark, New Jersey
Center for Genocide and Human Rights
September 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:00 pm
131 E. 10th St. New York NY
Reading at the St Marks Poetry Project with Julia Carr
Reading for Milk Dress


Panel Discussion
The Associated Writing Programs and Writers Conference, Chicago, Illinois,
Saturday February 14, 2009, 1:30-2:45 pm
"Make It New": Innovations and Ideas from Four New MFA Programs at Public Universities

March 1-7, 2009
Nicole is a guest blogger this week at The Best American Poetry website

Poetry Reading
Turnstyle Reading Series
The CUNY Graduate Center
with Kathryn Harrison and CUNY MFA students
Thursday March 12, 2009, 6:30-8:30 pm
365 Fifth Ave @34th Street NYC
in The Skylight Room (9100)

Poetry Reading
Girl Talk: A Women’s Poetry Reading
A Reading in Celebration of Women’s History Month
Saturday March 14, 2009, 1-4 pm
West Caldwell Public Library, 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, New Jersey

Poetry Reading
East Stroudsburg University,
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (,
Tuesday April 14, 2009, 6:30 pm


September 29, 2008
KGB Monday Night Poetry Series with Kimiko Hahn

October 6, 2008
The Florie Gale Arons Poetry Reading
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Newcomb College Center for Research on Women

October 20, 2008
Bluestockings Bookstore, NYC
Reading from the book Mama Ph.D.

October 21, 2008
Reading from the book Mama Ph.D.

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