September 9, 7-8:30pm, 2010
P.S. Bookshop 76 Front Street (at Washington St.) Brooklyn, NY
The reading was presented as part of BAC Folk Arts' annual 9/11 memorial project, which this year focuses on collecting and sharing memorial poems, all of which will be housed in BAC's Folk Arts Archive for future generations to read and enjoy. From a poem written by a downtown office worker that eloquently captures the sorrow felt by New Yorkers silently marching home on foot on that fateful day, to a poem written by a firefighter's wife inspired by her Husband's heroics, and another illustrating the madness for war that reached a fever pitch shortly after the Towers came down, the selection of poems illustrates the diversity of people affected by the events of 9/11 and the variety of emotional responses Americans have continued to experience since that day.
Every year since 2005, BAC has presented an annual September 11 memorial project. Past projects include film screenings, musical performances, and photo exhibitions all demonstrating the way New York artists and especially Brooklyn artists, respond to and memorialize September 11. Click here to view the past projects archive online.
THE READING POEMS AND POETS
Dana Leslie Goldstein,Dana_Leslie_Goldstein-4.pdf