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Office Hours Poetry Spring 2022 Showcase Reading (online only)

May 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us Friday May 20th at 7:00 PM EDT for the Office Hours Spring 2022 (Virtual) Showcase Reading! Our current fellows will give a brief reading in celebration of another strong semester of poetry making, community building, and surviving in difficult creative times.

Suggested donation to benefit Office Hours Poetry Workshop: $5 – $10

All are welcome to join, with or without a donation.

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All are welcome to join, with or without a donation.

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Abba Belgrave is an avid writer based in Brooklyn. She is also a recent graduate of the Juniper Summer Writing Program at University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Danielle Cowan is an electoral organizing fellow born and raised in New York City. You can find her foraging for free lectures, queer feminist theater and great cake, or, on a healthier day, a hiking trail she can conquer with her cane.


Laura Cresté is the author of You Should Feel Bad, winner of a 2019 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. A 2021-2022 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, her poems appear or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Yale Review‘s “Poem of the Week” series, Bennington Review, Poetry Northwest, Cero Magazine and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from New York University.


J. Freeborn is a social worker and the anthology books managing editor at The Poetry Society of New York. They have recent work in Impossible Archetype, Stone of Madness, Voicemail Poems, and elsewhere.


Linda Harris Dolan is a Brooklyn-based poet, editor, and educator. As a teaching artist at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, she leads one-on-one writing sessions with pediatric patients. She holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU, where she was a Starworks Creative Writing Fellow, and an MA in English & American Literature from NYU. She is the recipient of fellowships for Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Ruth Stone House Next Galaxy Retreat. Her work is featured in Bellevue Literary Review, Pigeon Pages, Barrow Street, Brooklyn Review, Cordella, and No, Dear, among others. She can be found online at


Emily Hockaday’s first full-length collection, Naming the Ghost, will be out with Cornerstone Press in November 2022. Her second full-length collection, In a Body, is forthcoming from Small Harbor Publishing. She has five chapbooks of poetry—Beach Vocabulary, Space on Earth, What We Love and Will Not Give Up, Starting a Life, and Ophelia: A Botanist’s Guide. Her work has appeared on Radiolab and in a number of literary journals. She was a 2022 poetry resident at Bethany Arts Community and the recipient of City Artist Corps and Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation grants.


Carrie Hohmann Campbell lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania where she teaches creative writing at Edinboro University, writes poetry, raises chickens, daydreams incessantly, gardens, and enjoys a quiet life. She earned her BA in English and Creative Writing from Allegheny College and her MFA in poetry from New York University. Her second chapbook Drawn to Extinction was published by Finishing Line Press in May 2018. 


Megan Pinto is a poet living in Brooklyn. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Guernica, The Massachusetts Review, Plume, and elsewhere. She has received scholarships and fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, and an Amy Award from Poets & Writers. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson.


Sarah M. Sala is the author of Devil’s Lake (Tolsun Books 2020). The founding director of Office Hours Poetry Workshop, and assistant poetry editor for the Bellevue Literary Review, she teaches expository writing at New York University. She has a dapple dachshund named Remy who begs her for food during all her Zoom calls. 


Noel Sikorski’s poems and artwork appear in Painted Bride Quarterly, Georgetown Review, Action Spectacle, The American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets.


Shakeema Smalls is a writer from South Carolina. She has had her work published in various outlets including Free Black Space, Tidal Basin Review, PANK, Rigorous, and Radius Lit, among others.


Online event
New York, NY United States


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