Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

St. Francis of Paola Catholic Church

219 Conselyea St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn

4:00 p.m. Holy Hour & Confessions

5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass

6:00 p.m. -- preview reading of poems from Presence 2019

St. Francis of Paola Auditorium

200 Woodpoint Rd. (around the corner from the church)

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Translators Sharif S. Elmusa and Gregory Orfalea reading poems by Syrian refugee poets translated for the first time into English and poems by prisoners from WWII Japanese interment camps, translated into English by Garrett Hongo.

Poems in memory of poets Timothy Murphy and Anya Silver, written and read by Marjorie Maddox, Susan L. Miller, and Rick Mullin.

As well as the following contributors of new poems:

Pat Brisson, Mary Buchinger, Erica Charis-Moling, Michael Angel Martin, Mia Pohlman, Nicholas Samaras, Janna Schledorn, Maria Terrone, Daniel Tobin

Also joining us, Presence Advisory Board member, Kate Daniels