• Thursday, May 14 at NeON Center (198 East 161st, Bronx, NY)
Free Verse Meets In Scena! A cultural exchange between professional Italian actors and writers and emerging writers from the South Bronx community will feature performances of both classic and original works in English, Spanish, and Italian. Led by Dave Johnson, poet in residence for the Department of Probation.
Dave Johnsonis the author of the play, Baptized To The Bone (Dramatists Books), a book of poems, Marble Shoot (Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University), and the editor of an anthology of poems, Movin’ (Scholastic/Orchard Books). Dave is a Lecturer at Yale University, a Visiting Faculty member of the MFA Program at The New School University, and an Instructor at The Cooper Union School of Art. He teaches extensively in public libraries and with Poets House, in the nationwide Poetry in The Branches Public Library Initiative. Dave appeared as guest artist for The Manhattan Borough President’s inauguration 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And appointed by the NYC Mayor’s Office, Dave is currently serving as Poet in Residence for The Department of Probation of New York City.