Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunday, April 25: Poets of the Calabash Festival @ Greenlight Bookstore

Sunday, April 25, 7:30 PM

Akashic Books presents Poets of the Calabash Festival reading from So Much things to Say: 100 Calabash Poets: Featuring poets Colin Channer, Justine Henzell, Willie Perdomo, Aracelis Girmay, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Everton Sylvester, Linda Susan Jackson, Terese Svoboda, Meena Alexander

Introduction by Paul Holdengraber, Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library

"The Calabash International Literary Festival, which takes place in Jamaica each May, is a world-class three-day festival of readings and music that draws outstanding poets from all over the world, and especially from the Caribbean diaspora. Brooklyn independent publisher Akashic Books has been a long-time supporter of Calabash, and now presents So Much Things to Say: 100 Calabash Poets, an anthology of poets who have read at the festival over the years, with all profits from the sale of the book to be donated to Calabash. Greenlight is proud to host some of those poets tonight, representing our own Brooklyn poetry culture and the broad range of talents who are drawn to Calabash. Colin Channer will start things off with some appropriate music, and the NYPL's own Paul Holdengraber will introduce the evening."

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