Reimagining the Beloved: Love Poems to X Presented by City Lore

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
7 – 9PM

On the most rosy of holidays and in this dark time, City Lore invites you 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? Share with City Lore’s Reimagining the Beloved: Love Poems to X!

READING | Featured poets:

Arhm Choi, Kundiman Fellow and Slam Poet Vikas Menon, one of the co-writers 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

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