Friday, September 4, 2009

Sunday Kind of Love: Mourning Katrina

Sunday Kind of Love Poetry Series

Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy

September 20, 4-6 pm

Langston Room, Busboys and Poets

14th & V Streets, NW, Washington, DC

On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Sunday Kind of Love features Joanne Gabbin (pictured above), director of the Furious Flower Festival of African American Poetry, and contributors to Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy, edited by Joanne Gabbin. Mourning Katrina is about devastation and mourning, about the failure of humanity to act humanely, about the politics of poverty and race, but it is also about hope and healing. The poets give voice to the rainbow that comes after the storm and the revival of spirit that comes out of the depths of tested faith. All of them share a willingness to see beyond their sorrow to reinvent the spirit of "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" Though human suffering shaped the beginning of this project, the result of it is a morning of hope and inspiration. Co-hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey. Co-sponsored by Busboys and Poets and Split This Rock. As always, with an open mic! For more information: browning [at] splitthisrock [dot] org or 202- 387-7638

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