Published on: Monday, October 14, 2019 Arts & Humanities

"To Sing Against the Night" Poetry Reading this Thursday

Four prominent local poets will read their work about the physical and emotional trauma of serious illness at To Sing Against the Night, a free poetry reading at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 17. Their poems invoke the rigors of treatment, the fear of death, and the comfort offered by family and caregivers who face their own battles with grief, guilt, and acceptance. How does one survive intense suffering with respect and dignity? How can that journey be transformed through the healing power of art?

The featured poets include Nancy Naomi Carlson, Ellen Aronofsky Cole, Judith Harris, and E. Ethelbert Miller. The reading will be held at the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium at 7500 Maple Avenue.  The event is part of the Third Thursday Poetry reading series sponsored by the City of Takoma Park’s Takoma Park Arts cultural series. We hope to see you there!