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Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates “National Poetry Month” April 1-30, 2018

Poetry’s Diverse Voices

Explore this special display of published poets’ work from the College collection that celebrates a wide range of style, theme and language. 

Curated by BHCC Librarian Svetlana Ordian
Charlestown Campus

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Your Voice Poet, a play by Jean Dany Joachim. Direct from NYC—don’t miss this theatrical event featuring BHCC’s own Jean Dany Joachim award-winning play performed by New York’s Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble. In the course of this 45-minute piece, three characters speak eloquently, offering insight into the world of the dispossessed.  Directed by David Elyha

Discussion to follow the performance.

A300 Auditorium
1 p.m.
Charlestown Campus

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On Grief and Inheritance—An Evening with Poet Brionne Janae
Engage with the fierce and hypnotic poems by writer and former BHCC professor Brionne Janae. Her art thrusts listeners and readers through time and history, and offers insight into the complex, intergenerational trauma that continue to shape black families, communities and individual lives.

Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery
5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BHCC Annual Poetry Marathon
Enjoy readings from local poets and BHCC faculty, staff and student authors, or bring something of your own to read! Come celebrate the power and ability of words to inspire, impress and transform.

D-Lounge
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poetry Café
Come explore the fusion of jazz and poetry with Professor Tim McLaughlin, the BHCC Jazz Ensemble and guest musicians, Adjunct Professor Jean Dany Joachim and other Boston Poets.

D-Lounge
4-6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Destination/Transformation—Voices of the disPLACED
Hear the voices of women artists featured in the disPLACED Gallery Exhibit as they share their original poetry and discuss issues facing women today—advocating for social justice, immigration reform and equal pay. And see the connection current BHCC students make with art through their original prose inspired by many of the pieces included in the exhibit.

With remarks by Associate Professor Emmanuela Maurice

Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery
6 p.m.