This year, the VOICES Reading Series is co-funded by the English Department, the Environmental Studies Program, the International Languages and Cultures Department, the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee, the Office for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and the Arts Alliance of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Christopher Merrill has published six collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; many edited volumes and translations; and six books of nonfiction, among them, Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars; Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Find out more »
Alan King is a Caribbean American, whose parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. in the 1970s. He’s a husband, father, and communications professional who blogs about art and social issues at alanwking.com. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds a master’s of fine arts degree in creative writing from the Stonecoast Program at Find out more »
8:15 pm | DPC
Writers’ Harvest Reading, A Benefit for Child Hunger Relief Featuring student writers from Jennifer Cognard-Black’s “Just Food: Food Writing for Social Justice” seminar All humans have a fundamental right to adequate food. The students of the “Just Food” seminar are considering just that: how food can bring people together, but it can also separate communities, creating food insecurity Find out more »
VOICES Reading Series – Knocking on the Door of the White House: Latina and Latino Poetry in Washington, D.C.
VOICES is proud to present a reading by several D.C. area Latinx poets celebrating the publication of Knocking on the Door of the White House: Latina and Latino Poetry in Washington, D.C. (Zozobra Publishing, 2016). The first Spanish/English anthology of Latinx poetry from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, this anthology features the work of 24 locally, nationally, and Find out more »