What does it mean to code-switch and to cross borders? The daughter of Dominican immigrants, New York City based poet Elizabeth Acevedo seamlessly floats between English and Spanish in her poetry. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion and a New York Times best-selling author for her award-winning novel, THE POET X. Javier Zamora fled civil war-torn El Salvador alone as a child. His first poetry collection, Unaccompanied, details that 4,000 mile journey and explores borderland politics, race, and immigration from a personal level. Acevedo and Zamora’s poetry will strike to the core of your heart.
The Poetic Conversations series is an opportunity for the community to witness powerful poetry through readings, conversations, and talkbacks with esteemed poets. Moderated by the Peace Center’s award-winning Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond, Poetic Conversations welcome literary giants to the stage and embrace topics that reflect the diversity of our communities. Events are FREE of charge, reaching a broad audience brought together through the power of the written and spoken word.
Poetic Conversations may contain mature language and content.