Confluencia 's November poets: Faith Vicinanza, Marianela Medrano-Marra, Sally Van Doren, then NVCC president Dr. De Filippis in the center, Reggie Marra who read poetry by Doug Anderson, and Elizabeth Thomas.
Confluencia is a marvelous event created by Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis, and Marianela Medrano-Marra. It features poets from varying cultural heritages, in varying languages and styles. I missed the first reading in this series which was in October, but got to catch up this time... What a line up - with so many twists of language and performance. Some great lines from their poems:
Van Doren > "I'll meet you by the dragon-fly keep."
Thomas > "....Dangerous as a broken sea-shell...."
Medrano-Marra > "She made a pact with fire...."
Vicinanza > "He told me he was Satin. I should have believed...."
Anderson > "....the smell of Arizona in May...."
Another post on the musical prelude can be found at: http://mmw113.blogspot.com/2008/11/musical-prelude-at-confluence-1108.html