On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Manuel Becerra, Stockton’s 2019 International Writer in Residence, to Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).
Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.
After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt penned by Barbara Daniels.
Then, Manuel Becerra will read and sign books.
Manuel Becerra of Mexico is Stockton’s 2019 International Writer in Residence. His poetry grapples with racism and socio-economic disparity, and he often engages in community outreach, promoting the creation of book clubs for Mexican youth. A winner of six national poetry awards in Mexico, Becerra has published five books of poetry, including Instrucciones para matar un caballo [Instructions for Killing a Horse] (2013). He has had fellowships from the Foundation for Mexican Letters, the Mexico City Institute of Culture, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and Art Omi in upstate New York. His poems have been translated into English, Italian, and French.
World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.
Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.