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Poetic Musings Poetry Celebration
We are celebrating the winners of the library's Poetic Musings 2023 Contest! Meet the winners and listen as they share their poems. Our keynote speaker for this event is Danielle Badra, the 2022-2024 Fairfax Poet Laureate. Refreshments will be provided. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.
The 2022-2024 Fairfax Poet Laureate Danielle Badra received her BA in Creative Writing from Kalamazoo College and her MFA in Poetry from George Mason University. While there, she was the poetry editor of So To Speak, a feminist literary and arts journal, and an intern for Split This Rock. Her manuscript, Like We Still Speak, was selected by Fady Joudah and Hayan Charara as the winner of the 2021 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize and published through the University of Arkansas Press. It was named a semi-finalist for the Khayrallah Prize and listed in Entropy’s “Best of 2020-2021: Poetry Books & Poetry Collections.” Dialogue with the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2015) is Danielle’s first chapbook, a collection of contrapuntal poems in dialogue with her deceased sister. Her poems have appeared in Mizna, Guesthouse, Cincinnati Review, Duende, The Greensboro Review, Bad Pony, Rabbit Catastrophe Press, Split This Rock, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere.
This program is appropriate for anyone who can sit through a short presentation and poetry reading. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below).
Burke Centre Library closes at 6 p.m. Participants will enter the building through the meeting room door.
Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)