I’m excited to share the highlights of yesterday’s immersive poetry reading as a featured poet alongside Maria Lisella ( Poet Laureate Queens, NY). It was an absolute honor and privilege to share the space with such an esteemed poet. I’m really thankful to the host Tony Lovino, Director of Ocean Side Library for giving me the opportunity. The evening was brimming with reading by beautiful poets and their creations.Maria read a set of poems ranging from her cultural influence to her ode to her 101 years old mother and ended up on a funny note with few of her humorous poems.
Maria Lisella is the Poet Laureate of Queens, NY and the author of three books of poetry, most recently Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books, 2014).A poet and travel writer, she is a graduate of Queensborough Community College and Queens College, holds a Master’s degree from NYU-Polytechnic Institute, and attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.She curates the 29-year old Italian American Writers Association literary series and is a charter member of the online poetry circle, Brevitas.