I’m so excited to share the news that the recent community poem which I was featured in alongside 46 other talented poets of the Jersey City community which was curated by the JC Poet Laureate Rashand Wright feature councilman/woman of the JC along with the JC Mayor Stephen Fulop has been published as an ebook.
Over the last three months, Art House Productions has created a Jersey City Community Poem Project in which poets from across the state submitted poems and lines on the theme of “Life in the Pandemic and Beyond: Quarantine, Devastation, and Hope for the Future.”After receiving submissions from 42 talented poets, Jersey City Poet Laureate Rashad Wright curated the original, crowd-sourced poem titled “Just Breathe” using lines and excerpts from each submission.
It also sought video submissions from community members performing the original work. Fifty-seven performers responded, including Jersey City officials, local artists, and many of the poets themselves.
Individuals filmed themselves orating different stanzas. The clips were compiled into an almost 11-minute video, which premiered at Art House’s Virtual Access JC Fridays on June 5.
The news was covered by the local newspaper Hudson Reporter. Here is the link for the press coverage.
To view the video presentation of “Just Breathe,” visit: https://youtu.be/DQVX_0C3WjM
The poetry submissions and completed crowd-sourced poem have been published online in a virtual book. To view the book, visit: https://bit.ly/JCCommunityPoem