Poetry reading by Aracelis Girmay and John Smith.
Aracelis Girmay is author of three books of poetry, the most recent, The Black Maria, the poet Rigoberto González in the Los Angeles Times describes “a blessing to the living and the dead, a tribute to lives lost, a song of hope, perseverance, and gratitude flourishing despite class conflict and racial strife.” In this event, the Award-winning Girmay, a virtuoso performer, will be preceded by a reading by the popular poet John Smith, a long-time Frenchtown resident, author of the poetry collection, Even that Indigo, a poet whose work has been published in numerous literary magazines and in NJ Audubon since the 1980s.
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Special animation by Elsa Mora.