Readings by Nancy Mercado, Danny Shot, and The Dirty Poet
Poet Nancy Mercado: Featured in The Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Literature (Facts on File) and inducted into The Museum of American Poetics, Nancy is also profiled in Latino Leaders Magazine as “one of the most celebrated members of the Puerto Rican literary movement in the Big Apple”. She is the author of It Concerns the Madness (Long Shot Productions) and editor of, if the world were mine; a children’s anthology published by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). She was also an editor of Long Shot (1993 – 2004) and the publication’s editor-in-chief for one of those years.The Dirty Poet: The Dirty Poet has worked in a trauma unit for some decades, and the narrative poems of EMERGENCY ROOM WRESTLING, full of bite and gallows humor, read like vaudeville monologues from a combat zone.
Poet Danny Shot: The founding editor in chief of influential literary journal, Long Shot, Danny has read his poetry on many stages and published in such journals as Big Bridge and Evergreen Review and the anthology, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.
America’s Sunday Supper
Celebrate MLK Day and share community ideas at America’s Sunday Supper. We’ll watch a documentary film, share a potluck meal (bring a dish!), discuss issues that affect our community and discover the power each one us has to make a difference.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, celebrated January 16, marks the beginning of the service year as millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. King by contributing their time, talent, voice, and money to improve their communities. Inspired by the legacy of Dr. King, America’s Sunday Supper invites people from diverse backgrounds to come together to share a meal, discuss issues that affect their community and highlight the power each one of us has to make a difference.
This is a free event; please just bring a dish to share with your friends and neighbors during the potluck lunch or a book donation for Word Up. We’ll view the documentary film Whatever It Takes, which chronicles the successes and failures of the innovative Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics to spark a discussion about issues that our community faces and how we can take action on those issues. More about the film: http://www.itvs.org/films/whatever-it-takes. More about America’s Sunday Supper: http://www.handsonnetwork.org/events/mlk.