Reimagining the Beloved: Love Poems to X
A Reading, Writing, & Sharing Event
Valentine’s Day is for consumers. And love poems for losers. Or are they?
Let’s re-claim—and re-conceptualize—LOVE. This is an invitation on that most rosy of holidays and in a dark time to RETHINK the love poem and REIMAGINE the beloved. Have you anti-love poems? Love poems to resistance? To self/self-care? Ghazals for Gaza and lyrics for labor rights? Who is your beloved?
READING | Featured Poets:
Arhm Choi, Kundiman Fellow and Slam Poet
Vikas Menon, a co-writer of the comic Priya’s Shakti and the shadow puppet play Feathers of Fire
Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, 2016 Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellow
Zohra Saed, editor of the chapbook Langston Hughes: Poems, Photos and Notebook from Turkestan
Paul Tran, Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and Poet-In-Residence at Urban Word NYC
WRITING | Wall of Love:
Audience will be invited to write and add a poem to the Wall of Love.
Bring Your Own Poem – a short love poem written by you or by someone else. We shall exchange!
$5 at the door | Refreshments will be served