Remembering Reuben Jackson

10 May 2024 — Free performance/reading

6:30 - 8:00 pm @ Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, VT 

Join poets Toussaint St Negritude, LN Berthea, isaiah a. hines, and Rajnii Eddins as they explore, through poetry, musings on life, mortality, personal story, grief and the absurdity of race in remembrance of Poet and Loved One Reuben Jackson.

Find details here.



Libraries for the Commons

7 April 2024 — Performance/reading

 Library of Study is hosting a free, all-day gathering featuring book-sharing and mutual aid projects across NYC and workshops, conversations, and performances celebrating the subversive, sustaining role of libraries and knowledge-sharing spaces.

I'll be reading some of my poetry at 4 pm alongside Ishy Pryce-Parchment and Michael Waters!

Against the backdrop of recent city budgets cuts that suspended public library service on Sundays, we will gather on Sunday to activate an unrestricted space of study.

12-5 pm @ Index NYC, 120 Walker St

Find the full program here and on IG



Segue Reading Series: isaiah a. hines & Elizabeth Robinson

13 January 2024 — Performance/reading

5 pm @ Artists Space NYC, 11 Cortlandt Alley & Online
View performance documentation here.

The Winter 2023-2024 Segue Reading Series is presented by Segue and Artists Space and curated by Roof Books.



null landing nominated for a 2023 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

28 June 2023 — the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation has announced the nominees for the 2023 Legacy Award in the categories of Fiction, Debut Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Historical Nonfiction, Memoir Nonfiction, and Poetry.

I'm pleased to share that null landing has been named a finalist in Poetry! 

The winners for the Legacy Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7pm at the historic Lincoln Theater in Washington D.C.

Read the announcement and the full list of nominees here.



null landing featured by bibliotherapist Emely Rumble!

26 April 2023 — "I meet isaiah a. hines at the intersection of gender, the Black body, in dialogue with the greats (Gwendolyn Brook, Ntozake Shange, Jean Toomer, Saidiya Hartman, etc.) and black queer life. And just as soon as I make it past their dedication to their brothers and acknowledgement of their grandmothers' wisdom and realness I am swept away by the first poem. They write: 'This [null] is ultimately a reference to the historic and present day indifference to anti-black violence in their United States... where Black lives have been considered less than nothing. I am so excited to dig into this collection! isaiah does some interesting things with the construction of words all while centering Black interiority."

— Emely Rumble, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Bibliotherapist

Learn more about Emely's practice on her website here.

& on Instagram.



null landing available for order!

18 november 2022 — null landing is out now from the brilliant & eclectic Slope Editions. I am really excited to finally share these poems with you! You can choose from the following options to order: 

(1) directly from our distributor Itasca Books:

(2) directly from me (signed!)

(3) Barnes & Noble 

(4) Amazon 

(5) Books-A-Million

 For more information, including two beautiful blurbs and some notes toward a description of the book, please check out the press release. Feel free to email me with any questions or to request a review copy.



null landing - a playlist

17 September 2022 — 60 songs for 60 poems. doesn't necessarily have to be listened to in this order. each song doesn't necessarily correspond to a particular poem and vice versa.

“Like the most entrancing music,” with sounds, symbols, charts, drawings, and other patterns that invite enjoyment “at a pace that runs counter to our typical frantic cadences. They are poems that ask you to rethink that which you thought you knew,” —Reuben Jackson



a note on ongoingness

8 September 2022 — i have made a new short prose poem expanding on some of the ideas in null landing available here or accessible through the website menu. you can also read it below!

details on purchasing NULL LANDING will be made available here later next month :-) thank you for coming along on this *extended* journey

the note

and the


goes on



UPDATE: a cover for null landing !

26 June 2022 — the process of bringing null landing to life has been highly collaborative and i am tremendously grateful for the people who came together to make it happen. 

in particular I want to thank our incredible book designer Tijqua Daiker, and the brilliant artist whose work graces our cover, Otobong Nkanga. 

much love.

view the book cover here or by selecting 'home' in the website menu.



1-54 Forum London 2021

Performance | Poetry Salon: On Fragile Ground

16 October 2021 — In this curated poetry salon, five artists-writers present a collective dreamscape. Newly commissioned pieces of lyric, poem and song exploring themes of environmental justice will converge in myriad life-like forms—the drift resuscitated. Join Anaïs Duplan, Lubaina Himid CBE RA, isaiah a. hines, DR. Omar Kholeif and Otobong Nkanga.

READ about the event here.

LISTEN to the event as a podcast here.

WATCH a recording of the event here.



Slope Editions 19th Annual Book Prize

12 January 2021 — null landing by isaiah a. hines is selected by Samuel Ace as the winner of Slope Editions' 2020 Book Prize. 

Read the full announcement and excerpts from the finalists here.



for details on upcoming events and virtual readings, click here.







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