Published on: Monday, May 4, 2020 Arts & Humanities

First Online Poetry Reading Premieres this Thursday

Speaking Our Truths: Poems of Identity, Place and Community 

Premieres on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 pm on YouTube 

The first online poetry reading in the Takoma Park Arts series features four local poets whose work addresses themes of identity, place and community. The poets include Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez, Marti Pates, Sosha Pinson, and Susan Scheid. You can watch the reading later on YouTube if you miss the premiere.

Pates challenges the social climate of urban areas in Baltimore by exhibiting beauty in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Pinson is a poet from eastern Kentucky whose work focuses on the complicated nature of survival in the aftermath of devastation.

Ramirez was born in Puerto Rico and performs and teaches poetry workshops in the D.C. area. Scheid is the author of After Enchantment and her poetry has appeared in many journals.

Takoma Park Arts is a cultural series offered by the City of Takoma Park. All future events at the Takoma Park Community Center have been postponed due to coronavirus restrictions, but you can watch many former events on our YouTube channel, including concerts, theater, art exhibitions, and more. The arts keep us connected even when we’re apart.