Trialogue 2013 : Neighborhood Poetry Collaboration

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 7 p.m.

Three cultures. Twelve poems. One focus: Passions.
In celebration of National Poetry Month and in partnership with the Goethe Institut, the Chinatown Community Cultural Center, and the Confucius Institute at George Mason University, the DC Public Library is pleased to host “Reading In the Stacks” featuring local poet Joseph Ross.
Over the last 150 years, Washington, DC’s Chinatown has been home to many immigrants groups. Each has contributed to the vibrancy and diversity of our neighborhood and our city. Three cultures – Chinese, American and German – are highlighted in this annual celebration of poetry and voice.
The 2013 project presents poems on four passions that move us : “sports,” “nightlife,” “poetry and visual art,” and “protest.” Poems will be read in English, German and Chinese.

The online Trialogue project features the four poems from each culture in their native language and translation, along with additional information about each poet and poem.
This event will take place in Room 207.  For more information, please call 202-727-1161.