Caribbean Voices An Enlightening Discussion and Poetry Reading

Panelists Anton Nimblett, Keisha-Gaye Anderson and Tishon Woolcock and Audience at Poets Network & Exchange "Caribbean Voices" Countee Cullen Branch, NYPL June 21st, 2014.  (photo Jennifer Carrano)

Caribbean voices was a huge success thanks to Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Anton Nimblett and Tishon Woolcock. Thank you for an incredibly moving enriching, interesting, informative and enlightening panel discussion and featured poetry reading. Your presentations were stellar during both segments. Your level of scholarship was amazing. Judging from the responses of those in attendance each of you hit many cords with our audience. Your presentations were perfect examples of what scholarship should look and sound like. I believe new poems and scholarship will result from today’s presentations.Thank you for raising the bar even higher.

Thank you Heather Archibald our co-host and co-moderator, Gia Shakur our open mic facilitator and Jennifer Carrano our photographer. Special shout outs to all those in attendance and Juliet, Nicholas & Norma Howard Jennings, Elvis Alves, Kokumo Noxid. Community it is because of your inspiration and encouragement Poets Network & Exchange is able to provide the very best quality of programming we demand and expect from ourselves.

It was great meeting new people and hearing new voices as well as favorites on the open mic. This was truly a family and community event. I am learning with each event. Successs is not solely about numbers. It’s the overall response to the quality of work being offered. It’s communal joy. It’s community remaining long after the event’s end and sharing with each other. Thank you parents for bringing your children. It was great seeing children playing, making new friends and expressing their creativity. I am filled with joy and appreciation beyond measure.

©Lorraine Currelley 2014. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication of this material without express and written permission from this author is strictly prohibited.


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