Paolo Javier here, Queens Borough Poet Laureate through 2013. Author of several books and chapbooks of poetry, as well as the publisher of a Queens-based tiny press, 2nd Avenue Poetry (2ndavepoetry.com). I'll be posting QPL news, including upcoming readings, workshops, exhibitions, literacy outreach, writing project/s, festivals, and much more. Contact info: email@example.com. For QPL history, write to firstname.lastname@example.org of Queens College Communications, or copy and paste onto your browser the following link to the Borough President's page: http://tinyurl.com/3dmbhzr.
Many thanks to Poets House and River to River Festival for putting together a magical event this evening. Finally got to read with old friend and mentor Tina Chang, Brooklyn’s Poet Laureate extraordinaire, and really enjoyed meeting Gabriel Kahane, who opened with a set that showcased his virtuosic range as a composer and musician. Suzanne Vega is ageless, and proved exceedingly generous with her performance, in spite of her jet lag following an exhausting European tour. The weather gods rewarded our hard efforts with a golden sunset, and my pics here prove it.