Caribbean American Heritage Month at the CPL: A Poetry Reading (Main)


Cambridge Public Library

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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.: Wednesday, June 26, 6PM – 8PM.

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Join the Cambridge Public Library in celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month with a poetry reading and conversation featuring two award-winning local poets with roots in the Caribbean, DIANNELY ANTIGUA and PATRICK SYLVAIN.

Each poet will read poems for about twenty minutes, to be followed by a wide-ranging conversation and audience Q&A.

Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. She is the author of two books of poetry, including Good Monster, published just last month by Copper Canyon Press. She is the Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, NH.

Patrick Sylvain is a Haitian-American poet, writer, social and literary critic, and photographer who has published widely on Haiti and Haitian diaspora culture, politics, language, and religion. He is the author of several poetry books in English and Haitian, and his poems have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Simmons 

This reading and talk will be hybrid (via Zoom). It is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation.

.: Wednesday, June 26, 6PM – 8PM.

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