#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival

The We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival is a summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too," and features poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. The festival was organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena Shirali. Each reading includes poets from other cities and a poet from Philadelphia. In addition, at least one poet in each reading will read work in more than one language. 

"Whose Parks? Our Parks!", which closes this year's festival on Saturday, August 11, 7 p.m. at Norris Square Park, will include readings by Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Ana Portnoy, Raquel Salas Rivera, Kirwyn Sutherland, Ashley Davis, Raena Shirali, and Yolanda Wisher.

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