Created by Greenlight’s own Angel Nafis, Greenlight Bookstore’s quarterly poetry series, the Greenlight Poetry Salon, welcomes locally and nationally celebrated poets. Tonight’s reading features three amazing poets with diverse backgrounds and strong ties to Brooklyn. Vietnam native and Brooklyn resident Ocean Vuong is the author most recently of the chapbook Burnings; a Kundiman fellow, he is also the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize and six Pushcart Prize nominations. Passionate Fort Greene dweller Jessica Greenbaum was a Discovery / The Nation prize winner and recipient of PEN's Emerging Writer Award. Her second poetry collection, The Two Yvonnes, was chosen by Paul Muldoon for Princeton’s Series of Contemporary Poets. Brooklyn native Ishmael “Ish” Islam is the current NYC Youth Poet Laureate, and a champion of the youth poetry scene through Urban Word NYC. Meet at Greene is his first poetry collection.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)