There are more poetry events taking place across the United States than ever before. Beginning today, we'll spotlight one upcoming poetry event we find especially engaging, innovative, and inspiring. Our first #PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week is "A Poetry Reading by Aracelis Girmay, and More." This free event is hosted by Art Yard in Frenchtown, New Jersey and will also feature poet John Smith, the Sister Cities Girlchoir, and multimedia artist Elsda Mora. 

To be considered for #PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week, we invite you to become a registered user of and use our online calendar Poetry Near You to promote local events in your community.