Long Island Poetry Event: Poetry Around The World on 2/17/16

A Global Languages Event for
poetry listeners, readers, and performers
Wednesday Evening
February 17th
at 6:30pm

Riverhead Free Library
Long Island, New York

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Poetry-Around-The World

Kimberly Wilder will host an evening of sharing poetry in English and other languages.

We invite you to bring your own poems, or your favorite published poets. Alternatively, you may just come by to listen, relax, and soak up the beauty of language. Our theme for the February 2016 reading is “Love”. Please feel free to bring your Valentine.

Some languages we are expecting or hoping for at this event: Spanish, French, and Russian; possibly Polish, Latin, and Italian; and a maybe from someone who speaks an Indian dialect.

More info and directions:

Held at
Riverhead Free Library
330 Court St, Riverhead, New York 11901

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:30pm to 8pm

This Long Island poetry event is free and open to anyone in the Suffolk Library system. You can sign up at your own library or online. The registration code is: RVA301. If you think you are coming, please do sign up in advance. Knowing numbers will help the library choose a room size.

Here is the online link for registration: Poetry Around The World registration

Here is a link to the FaceBook Event page, in case you want to invite friends, students, or colleagues: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628294274111805/

The global languages represented will be depend on who is participating. Though, due to the interest of our host, we will be sure to hear the following: Spanish Language poems, French Language poems, and Russian Language poems.

Here is an excerpt from a favorite love poem:

from Here I Love You
by Pablo Neruda

Aquí te amo.
En los oscuros pinos se desenreda el viento.
Fosforece la luna sobre las aguas errantes.
Andan días iguales persiguiéndose…

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Here I love you
In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.
The moon glows like phosphorous on the vagrant waters
Days, all one kind, go chasing each other…

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