Four Bilingual Poets to Share Their Poetry in English and Spanish at Free Event on Thursday, March 9

by MCS Staff

In a free Takoma Park Arts event on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30pm at the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave), four bilingual poets will share their poetry in English and Spanish which transcends borders and unites diverse cultures across political and geographical divides. The featured poets include Rosie Prohías Driscoll, david alberto fernández, David Lott, and Jorge Fernando Sodero.

Per the City of Takoma Park: Rosie Prohías Driscoll is a Cuban-American educator and poet. The daughter of Cuban exiles, she writes about identity and exile, loss and renewal, grief and grace. Her poems have appeared in many journals, and her debut full-length collection Poised for Flight was published last year. She lives in Alexandria and teaches English at Bishop Ireton High School.

david alberto fernández is a local poet born in south Florida whose work has been published in the United States and abroad for more than two decades. His latest poetry will appear in the March 2023 issues of Beltway Poetry Quarterly and The Sligo Journal.

David Lott is an associate editor of Potomac Review and poetry editor of The Sligo Journal, both supported by Montgomery College, where he has taught language and literature since 1992. His poetry has appeared or will be forthcoming in Beltway Quarterly Review, Train River, and his bilingual collection New to Guayama.

Jorge Fernando Sodero was born in Argentina and completed medical studies at the National University of Cordoba before moving to the D.C. area. He began writing poetry after a unique experience of solitude in Antarctica. His poetry has been published in two anthologies, and he participates in poetry readings and cultural activities of the local Latin American community.

This event is part of the Takoma Park Arts series organized by the City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Division. The series includes free art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry readings, concerts, theater, and dance performances at the Takoma Park Community Center. Please go to takomaparkmd.gov/arts for more info and to sign up for our e-newsletter.

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