The Poetry Dialogues

Hosted by George Zavala
Date and Time: 
September 14, 2002 - 1:00PM
Event Location: 
The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery

Three teams, each composed of masters of traditional poetic forms and teenage poets, perform and discuss issues of culture and identity.

1:00pm – Young Filipino poets investigate the Balagtasan poetry debate tradition with Frances Dominguez and Filipino-American poet Regie Cabico

3:00pm – Muslim-American teenage poets join Ishmaili Raishida, musician Amir Vahab, and Palestinian-American poet Suheir Hammad

5:00pm – Poet and renowned freestyler Toni Blackman matches young hip hop poets with a group of jali poets led by Kewulay Kamara from Sierra Leone

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations