Poems of Migration and the American Immigrant Experience
Date(s) - 09/19/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Takoma Park Community Center
Takoma Park Arts
Four poets from different ethnic backgrounds who are immigrants or the child of immigrants will read their poetry about the joys and pitfalls of immigration, a sense of exile or welcome, and struggles against discrimination.
Indran Amirthanayagam is an award-winning poet who was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) who moved to London and then Honolulu half a world away. His poetry collections include “Ceylon, R.I.P.” and “Coconuts on Mars.”
Zeina Azzam was born in Syria and grew up in Lebanon after her parents fled from Palestine in 1948. She moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Mizna, and the anthologies “Gaza Unsilenced” and “Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees.” She is a mentor for We Are Not Numbers, a writing program for youth from Gaza and Lebanon.
Vladimir Monge was born in El Salvador and attended the University of El Salvador and the National University of Costa Rica. His poetry books include “Pasajeros en el Tiempo/Passengers in Time” and “Voces y Huellas.”
Terence Winch grew up in New York as the son of Irish immigrants. His poetry has been called “the voice of Irish America” and his latest poetry book “The Known Universe” was published last year.