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by hispanic_arts , October 25, 2016—12:00 AM
WAYP Launches Poetry Book Reading at Iconic Nuyorican Cafe in NYC during Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Painting to the right "Celebration" by Jose Acosta
NEW YORK, Oct 17, 2016 - Featured on Fox Latino News, Tiempos ABCTV, El Diaro Press, and many more media outlets, The We Are You Project (WAYP) is presenting its first poetry anthology on Thursday, October 27th at 7 PM at the historic and iconic Nuyorican Cafe , in New York City.
Launched during the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month, this anthology offers a view of Latino identity through the eyes and creativity of twenty-two poets as well as images of the artworks of forty-one visual artists. The vibrant, 96 page edition, features an introduction by Dr. Jose Manuel Rodeiro and Mr. Alan Britt. The volume includes photographs and mini bios for each poet. Attendees can expect an an evening of live jazz music and poetry readings.
This event is free and open to the media and the public.
Among the talented contributing poets in attendance will be Dr. George Nelson Preston, a New York City native and original beat movement member. The celebration will have live poetry readings from a number of the contributing artists, including Mr. Alan Britt, the Anthology's editor.
In describing the synergy between the WAY Project visual artists and poets, Britt says: "solidarity through diversity defines WAYP, as well as defining the fabric of the United States of America. The poets of this anthology have locked arms with the visual artists of the WAY Project to support equality and justice for all."
Duda Penteado, a cofounder of the WAY Project, as well as contributing artist and poet explains the significance of the book: "The completion of this anthology is one more step forward in the continuation of the dialogue of immigration and the Latino journey in this country and abroad."
Dr. Carlos Hernandez, WAY Project cofounder, and chair of the Open Sky Museum board, hopes that the event raises awareness on the issue of immigration: "In the current political-cultural climate in which we find ourselves, it is our hope that we will all be drawn into a deeper and more conscious consideration of Latino identity and its significance to the broader national exploration of who we are as a nation and where we are headed."
The twenty-two published poets featured in the WAYP's poetry anthology include: Diogenes Abreu * Steve Barfield * Alberto Blanco * Alan Britt * Pablo Caviedes * Nilda Cepero * Flavia Cosma * Bina Sarkar Ellias * Katherine Sanchez Espano * Mike Foldes * Colette Inez * Alex Lima * Carmen D. Lucca * Gloria Mindock * Gabriel Navar *Raphael Montanez Ortiz * Duda Penteado * George Nelson Preston * David Ray * Silvia Scheibl * Lilvia Soto * Carmen Valle.
ABOUT THE WE ARE YOU PROJECT INT'L (WAY PROJECT)
The We Are You Project Int'l (WAY Project) was established to inform, enlighten, stimulate, and educate the public on the many facets and realities of Latino identity . It is the premiere activity of the Open Sky Museum, a New Jersey 501.c3 non profit corporation, established to examine and explore all aspects of the Latino journey here and abroad. WAYP has appeared on Fox News, El Diaro, NJ Monthly, The AlternativePress.com, and many other media outlets. Through art exhibits, documentaries, poetry, lecture series, seminars and other interactive formats and settings, the Open Sky Museum/WAY Project endeavors to provide the widest possible audience the opportunity to explore this vision and discuss, debate and hopefully come to grasp the growing significance of Latino identity and presence within the broader social, cultural, psychological, political and economic spheres of contemporary life in the United States of America and around the world.
To learn more about the We Are You Int'l Project visit
Media contact: Ricardo Fonseca - Chair of Events Committee 973 - 699 8638 email@example.com