Immigrant Poets

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Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:00pm to 11:00pm

Tonight we hear from a wide variety of Immigrant Poets, including:

Muna Abdulahi based in Minneapolis MN. buttonpoetry.com

Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States in 2015. poets.org and the Poetry Foundation

Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised here in Portland, and is Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.  marilynchin.org

Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa is a 26 year old Kenyan, Immigrant, Queer Womyn writer and speaker, 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. http://www.freequencyspeaks.com/

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is a poet, essayist, and translator. In 2017-18, she served as inaugural Poet-In-Residence at Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Seattle.

https://www.lenakhalaftuffaha.com

Richard Blanco is the Education Ambassador for the Academy of American Poets and read at President Obama’s second Presidential inauguration and also recently in Southern Oregon.

richard-blanco.com

Li-Young Lee

Wyclef Jean

 

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