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New Voices Emerging Poets Reading Series | Virtual Poetry Reading with Isabel Acosta, David Jones, and Han Yang
April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Virtual Poetry Reading: New Voices – Emerging Poets, Isabel Acosta, David Jones, and Han Yang
Meeting ID: 828 5509 3815 – Passcode: 838862
New Voices is a program at Moonstone Arts Center designed for emerging poets under the age of 25. We want to create space and a community for young writers breaking into the poetry scene. Help us support emerging writers!
Isabel Acosta is a twenty-year-old aspiring poet who hopes to one day touch the hearts of many through her writing. After being born and raised in a small town in West Texas, she currently resides in Pennsylvania where she is studying English and Communications at Rosemont College. Some of her favorite poems include “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman, “A Glimpse” by Walt Whitman, and “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. From poems about love to social justice, Acosta strives to show her audience that feeling emotion and wanting to be heard in the world is important. She states that even if her writing were to change one person’s life, she knows that she achieved her goal.
David Jones is a Philadelphia native, and former Youth Poet Laureate for the City of Philadelphia (2015-16). His work has appeared in Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice published by Michigan State University Press. David loves mangoes and Hip-Hop. He writes with the intent to heal and believes that poetry is an art form that goes far beyond the written word.
Han Yang is a senior biology student at Haverford College who brings a refreshing take on poetry through her scientific background. Her poetry takes an experimental tone and is interwoven with bold imagery and lucid contemplations. Her experiences with English as a second language and as an outsider to the traditional world of poetry have both shaped and liberated her style. Her most recent work was published in Milkweed, Haverford College’s literary magazine. Outside of poetry, Han also enjoys writing personal reflection and other nonfiction pieces.
Larry Robin, Host. Open Reading Follows.