Newark Voices Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Thursday, July 20th at 12:30
Military Park in Newark
This Thursday, July 20th join Dodge Poetry in partnership with Newark’s Military Park for Lunchtime Poems: A Summer Poetry Reading Series. Thursday’s reading will feature a selection of dynamic poets from Newark’s long-thriving poetry community.
For the first time, the reading will be followed by an Open Mic for interested audience members to read their own work or the work of another poet. So bring a poem if you’d like to share!
Admission is free, and no tickets are necessary, just join us on the Plaza in Military Park, Newark, NJ. In case of rain, readings will be cancelled with no rain date, and cancellation will be announced by 10am. Co-sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and the Military Park Partnership.
MARINA CARREIRA is a Luso-American writer from Newark, NJ. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University; is the curator and co-host of Brick City Speaks, a monthly reading series in Newark; and is a poet in the Dodge Poetry Visiting Poets in Schools program. Her work has appeared in Paterson Literary Review, The Acentos Review, Writes of the Portuguese Diaspora: An Anthology, among others. Her first chapbook I Sing to that Bird Knowing He Won’t Sing Back: Fado Poems has just been released by Finishing Line Press.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica ROBERT HYLTON has been performing poetry since 1996. He has been an English teacher in Newark NJ for over 17 years as well as a poetry club curator in many public schools, universities, community centers, and churches in the tri-state area. He has performed at renowned venues, such as, the former Serengeti Plains, The Poet’s Corner (Bogies), Euphoria Café and NYC’s The Nuyorican Poet’s Café. Respected by his peers and younger poets alike, Hylton prides himself in mentorship and introducing writing and the art of slam poetry to young people across the tri-state area.
DIMITRI REYES is a SortaRican PuertoVegan poet born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He establishes his poetic identity through personal, experiential meditations that focus on subjects such as veganism, eco- ethics, being Latino, and growing up in the inner city. Dimitri is currently a candidate in the Rutgers- Newark MFA program. His poetry has been published in Acentos Review, DryLandLit, Radius, Maudlin House, and others.