Amy Barone will read from her new poetry collection, We Became Summer, from New York Quarterly Books, at York College (CUNY) to honor Poetry Month. The book embodies a journey of awareness and transcendence, where an eclectic soundtrack continuously plays and steamy weather produces the sweetest fruit. Redemption is unearthed in familiar and other-worldly places. Arrival demands the right mix of detachment and resignation, a destination where one’s anima can thrive. Barone also wrote chapbooks Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.) Barone’s poetry has appeared in Café Review, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas poetry community that celebrates the short poem. The event will include several classes from the university and is open to the public. Book signing and refreshments to follow reading.
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