National Poetry Month 2022

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with ArtsFairfax! This April, more than 20 Fairfax community members join ArtsFairfax for Poetry Lives Here, a community service project by inaugural Fairfax Poet Laureate, Nicole Tong, that showcases the diverse and compelling work of contemporary American poets.

Follow along with Ms. Tong on Twitter @PoetryLivesHere or visit  ArtsFairfax.org. Engage with @ARTSFAIRFAX  on Facebook and Instagram with #NPMArtsFairfax to share your favorite poet, poem, or reader.

April 2022

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    Bryan Hill - Fairfax County Executive Reads “Crossing” By Jericho Brown
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    Luisa A. Igloria - Poet Laureate of Virginia Reads “Creed for the Drowned” By Luisa A. Igloria
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    Rick Davis - Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University Reads “Emily Dickinson at the Poetry Slam” By Dan Vera
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    Roseanne A. Brown - NY Times Best-Selling Author Reads “There are No Unsacred Spaces” By Cynthia Manick
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    Sarah Scalet - Arts in Education Fellow Reads “The Best of It” By Kay Ryan
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    K. Lee - Dentist Reads “The Edges of Time” By Kay Ryan
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    Allen Lynch - National Museum of the United States Army Reads “A Hero's Welcome” By Robert Longley
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    Jessica Finley - Educator Reads “Night Bloom” By Crystal Williams
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    Andrew Savoia - Cellist Reads “Round 3” By Eloisa Amezcua
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    Jamika L. Helem - Counselor at Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center Reads “We Host These Variables” By Jasmine Mans
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    Jessica Wallach - Photographer and Educator Reads “This is About a Body” By Laureen Summers
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    KaNikki Jakarta - City of Alexandria Poet Laureate Reads “Posed and Poised” By KaNikki Jakarta
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    Rita Feinstein - Writopia Lab D.C. Regional Manager Reads “The Lushness of It” By Mary Szybist
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    Sushmita Mazumdar - Artist, Educator, VCA Commissioner Reads “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem” By Matthew Olzmann
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    Danielle Badra - Poet and Fairfax County Government staff Reads “The Phillips Collection” By Danielle Badra
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    Manuela Quintero Fehr - ArtsFairfax Digital Media and Outreach Manager Reads “Mambo” By Jaime Manrique
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    Jessica Rapisarda - Woodlawn-Pope Leighey Fellow, NOVACC Professor, Poet Reads “Maker” By Jessica Rapisarda
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    Trini Rogando - 2022 ArtsFairfax Scholarship Winner, Scholastic Writing Gold Key Awardee Reads “First Gen Poet as Percussion Rehearsal” By Trini Rogando
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    Linda Sullivan - ArtsFairfax President & CEO Reads “Two Hands” By Kim Roberts
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    Shelly Hazel - ArtsFairfax Board of Directors Chair Reads “Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire” By Sarah Kay
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    Nicole Tong - Fairfax Poet Laureate Reads “Theory for the Living” By Nicole Tong
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The Fairfax County Poet Laureate Program is designed to raise the visibility of poetry through the leadership of a local poet. Visit ArtsFairfax/Poetry for more information.

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