On Borders, Human Lives and Poetry

Green-Wood is proud to partner with Bard Graduate Center to present Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds. The weekend of programs and performances at Green-Wood explores the physical and metaphysical border between life and death.

Treat yourself to the musical language and expressive beauty of poets who write on the themes of border crossings and what it means to be human.

  • Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to (formerly) undocumented Mexican immigrants. Her work has appeared in The Boston Review, The Academy of American Poets, and PBS News Hour.
  • Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. Rivera, 32, is a networker, bridging people of different geographies, languages and races. As a person identifying as queer and nonbinary, Rivera bridges sexual and gender identifications, as well as social and economic classes.

Roberto Montes is the author of “I Don’t Know, Do You?” which NPR named one of the Best Books of the Year in 2014. His poetry has appeared in The Lambda Literary Spotlight, Guernica, and The Pen America Poetry Series.











When: Sun., November 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080
Price: Free
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Green-Wood is proud to partner with Bard Graduate Center to present Border Crossings: This and Other Worlds. The weekend of programs and performances at Green-Wood explores the physical and metaphysical border between life and death.

Treat yourself to the musical language and expressive beauty of poets who write on the themes of border crossings and what it means to be human.

  • Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to (formerly) undocumented Mexican immigrants. Her work has appeared in The Boston Review, The Academy of American Poets, and PBS News Hour.
  • Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. Rivera, 32, is a networker, bridging people of different geographies, languages and races. As a person identifying as queer and nonbinary, Rivera bridges sexual and gender identifications, as well as social and economic classes.

Roberto Montes is the author of “I Don’t Know, Do You?” which NPR named one of the Best Books of the Year in 2014. His poetry has appeared in The Lambda Literary Spotlight, Guernica, and The Pen America Poetry Series.

Buy tickets/get more info now