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Saturday, October 13 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Poetry - Live!

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We’ll liven up your afternoon with four captivating female poets. Rising national star Shauna Barbosa reads from her first collection, Cape Verdean Blues. She’s not to be missed—even Kendrick Lamar is a fan. Local favorite Simone John will read from her powerful collection, Testify, which takes on police brutality and gender-based violence. Roxbury native Nina LaNegra will bring her experienced stage presence to the Dudley neighborhood, where she has been a leading cultural icon. Talented young poet Anjie Birkett, from John D. O'Bryant School of Math and Science School, will perform spoken word poetry.

Moderators
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Akunna Eneh

Akunna Eneh began her librarian career with the Boston Public Library almost ten years ago as a teen librarian for the Dudley Branch. Currently, she is the programs and community outreach librarian for the Dudley Branch. She lives in Dorchester, but she considers Dudley Square her... Read More →

Speakers
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Shauna Barbosa

Shauna Barbosa is an up-and-coming poet whose first published collection is titled Cape Verdean Blues. Barbosa, who can name Kendrick Lamar as a fan, has had poems published in Tupelo Quarterly, The Southeast Review, Boulevard, Lit Hub, Lenny Letter, The Awl, Colorado Review, Virginia... Read More →
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Anjalequa "Anjie" Birkett

My name is Anjalequa "Anjie" Birkett. I am a 14 year old, Caribbean-American girl. I attend the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, and this year I am a freshman. I started writing when I was about 7, but didn’t get serious and more passionate about it until I... Read More →
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Simone John

Simone John is a poet, educator, and facilitator based in Boston. She received an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College with an emphasis on documentary poetics. Her poetry has appeared, or been reviewed, in Wildness, the Boston Globe, Public Pool, PBS Newshour, Bustle, and elsewhere... Read More →
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Nina LaNegra

Roxbury resident Nina LaNegra’s boundary-bending work has been featured at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, HubWeek Boston and numerous venues. LaNegra is an award-winning broadcast journalist hosting and producing over a dozen public affairs talk series at CBS Boston, WGBH... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bolling Foyer, Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building 2300 Washington St., Dudley Square, Roxbury

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