Literary Thursdays: Five Queens Poets Celebrate National Poetry Month

Poets write to tell stories, speak out, and sustain courage. Join the Queens Public Library for a special afternoon of readings of original work by Queens Poet Laureate and 2020 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow Maria Lisella and former Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier, author of the forthcoming collection O.B.B. from Nightboat Books. Also reading are poets Pichchenda Bao, winner of the 2021 Bethany Arts Community Poetry Residency; Safia Jama, author of Notes on Resilience; and Kevin Anglade, author of the forthcoming A Flower that Rose.

Attend here: or by phone 408-418-9388. Event number: 129 196 5153. Event password: 0429.