Julisa’s Bar and Lounge in Harlem was a beautiful place to be this past Saturday evening. D.D. Wright, along with very creative and talented poets, friends and readers of her book celebrated, the release of her sophomore book, Embracing : A Poetic Perspective. As a way to kick off the celebrating, poets from various places performed poems that they selected from her first book Poetry 2Life: Youth. Struggle. Love.
To be in the presence of poets, reading poems with emotions similar to those D.D. Wright wrote the poems with was simply amazing. Julisa’s was crowded, happy hour was in full effect and love inhabited the event.
D.D. Wright, author of Poetry 2Life & Embracing
The poets who slammed. (See earlier blog posts for additional information about each of them.)
Anna, a happy reader and last minute performer.
Mz. Luvlii slamming for the first time.
Nicole Randall, present with her ebook version of Poetry 2Life.
Gypsy Rose, preparing to slam.
A few of the poets at the end of the Slam.