Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
30 Lafayette Ave.
718-636-4100 Price: $20 (event only), $30 (with book)
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Featuring readings by and conversation with poets Safia Elhillo, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Javier Zamora.
As part of BAM’s Unbound series, some of today’s most compelling and vibrant poets come to BAM to launch Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience (Seven Stories Press), a collection that reflects the experiences of first- and second-generation young adult immigrants and refugees. The book addresses cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, racism, and stereotyping, and raises questions about identity. Poets included within the collection, which is edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond, encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope.
Patrice Vecchione, will introduce the evening. Safia Elhillo, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Javier Zamora will present their own poems and others within the collection that inspire them, followed by a conversation moderated by Zamora and questions from the audience.
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore.Buy tickets/get more info now