I joined Poetry Found, a Poetry Foundation initiative, implementing several exhilarating poetry activities at First Night Evanston’s amazing New Year’s Eve event.
Pop-Up Poets José Olivarez, Fatimah Asghar, Danez Smith, Me’chelle Robinson, Shane Calvin spread fresh poems to ring in the new year – they also passed out 1000 Bennison’s Bakery fine poetry cookies!
Projection artist, Joseph Burke created a 25 foot projected reel featuring 10 poems onto the historic 1st Presbyterian Church.
Extra thanks to Elizabeth Burke-Dain, Yldami Noriega, Sheri Allender, Josh Flanders, and Stuart Rosenberg for pulling together an event packed with extraordinary music, original poems & community love.
Poetry Found brings poetry to American places and spaces!!