A Night of Poetry in Response to Black Lives Matter Issues


A Night of Poetry in Response to

Black Lives Matter Issues 

Thursday, February 18, 2015

When is it time for poets to step forward

 and take a stand on social issues?

Maybe that time is now.


On Thursday, February 18, 2106, the Pi Poetry series presents A Night of Poetry in Response to Black Lives Matter Issues.  The following poets and social activists will read poetry that addresses one of the most pressing issues of our time:

Dawnise Traore, of BLMNH (Black Lives Matter New Haven)

Toya Washington

Ifeanyi Awachie

Sarah Pemberton Strong, of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)

Shaunda-Sekai Holloway

Antoinette Brim

Mark McGuire-Schwartz

This month – for the first time – we will bring together many voices to focus on a single theme.

On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  Free.  Refreshments.  (And participants are invited to bring something to share.)  Open mic.  Outstanding featured readers.  In a casual setting.  Open to all members of the public (and even others).


 The Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

right next door to the Tattoo Parlor


Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00.

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.


 Great Poetry!  


 In a Warm, Friendly Environment