To Dream of America: Immigration through PoetryThursday March 14, 2019
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Today immigration is at the forefront of our national conversation. For some, it's a security issue. For others, a humanitarian crisis. This program will address the humanitarian crisis this issue presents - and it will be done through poetry.
The poetry in this presentation was written to put a human face on the humanitarian crisis at our border by giving testament to the suffering that these migrants face in their native lands, the trials they face as they travel north, and the challenges they encounter in their new land.
The poems read in this presentation will be from two collections by Christopher Bogart: 14: Antologia del Sonoran, a chapbook published in October of 2018 and available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at the event, and Severed Dreams, an as yet unpublished work.
Reading the poems will be the poet himself along with two other readers: Jesse Bridges and Jose Palma. Mr. Bogart is a winner of the 2018 Poetry Box Chapbook Prize.
Location: Eastern Branch
to go to the Monmouth County Library