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                     Tim Sheard: sheard2001@gmail.com  (917) 428-1352

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The Dissident Arts Festival- Day 1

As reported by John Pietaro…  The Dissident Arts Festival, the annual gathering of revolutionary creativity, feted its 10th anniversary with a special weekend-long event on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 at El Taller Latino Americano (Manhattan) and ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn), respectively. The event was sponsored by the Len Ragozin Foundation and the Rosenberg […]

Poetry for All and All for Poetry

Story by Garret Buell Robinson, Poem by Raymond Nat Turner Now celebrating its fifth birthday, the New York City Poetry Festival continues to flourish. Thousands of people turned out for this year’s event, which was hosted by the National Writers Union, on Governor’s Island, where Guggenheim Fellow Nick Flynn and esteemed Poet and Educator Patricia […]

Notes on the Harlem Book Fair

African voices can be muffled by white supremacy and racism, but poets and writers who are invested in self-determination will find a way to get their words out. Panelists who participated in the National Writers Union discussion, “Silencing Black Writers in the USA,” shared these and other perspectives at the Harlem Book Fair in late […]