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Brooklyn Public Library Presents Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Celebration with Sherwin Bitsui

October 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


From the organizers: 

Join award-winning authors Sherwin Bitsui, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Tommy Pico for a poetry reading of new poems. Of Sherwin Bitsui’s poetry, Library Journal writes, “Bitsui’s poetry returns things to their basic elements and voice in a flowing language rife with illuminating images,” and went on to call his work “serious and innovative.”  “Through a rigorous, proximate gaze and precise linguistic hybridity,” writes Ploughshares, “[Joan Naviyuk] Kane unlocks moments of felt thought in which personal, cultural, and geologic experience converge.” And Dan Chiasson, in The New Yorker, writes of Pico’s work: “Sylvia Plath’s simplest line may be one of her most devastating: ‘I am only thirty.’ I feel the same shudder when I read Pico’s blunt report: ‘I am 34.’”

A celebration of three powerful, affecting and innovative writers, this event is also part of an ongoing series intended to encourage discussion around our country’s complicated history with land ownership. The reading will be followed by a short conversation and audience questions.

Please register for this free Zoom event. Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.


October 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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