Offsite (BAM Fisher Fishman Space):
Thursday, March 14, 7 PM
Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
Featuring Safia Elhillo, Carlos Andrés Goméz, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Javier Zamora
Part of the Unbound Series
Tickets $20 (event only), $30 (book included)
Greenlight is proud to partner with BAM to launch Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience with renowned poets Safia Elhillo, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Chrysanthemum Tran, and Javier Zamora. The new collection, published by Seven Stories Press and edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond, addresses with authenticity, integrity, and insight the many issues confronting first- and second-generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping, and questions of identity. The book features 65 poems that encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope for those who are struggling to overcome discrimination. The evening includes an introduction by Patrice Vecchione, readings by the poets of their own work and others within the collection, a conversation moderated by Zamora, and an audience Q&A.
BAM Fisher Fishman Space is located at 321 Ashland Place in Brooklyn.
Tickets required for admission; click below to purchase through BAM.org.