Reporter Jireh Deng sits down with poet, journalist and CSULB alumna Sheila Sadr on her coming-of-age poetry book “Birthday Girl,” which interweaves narratives of her experiences as a first-generation, Iranian American tackling love, heartache and hurt in a series of tender poems.
The CRay Project founded the new community event series “When Art Happens” to showcase performing artists to a Zoom and in-person audience.
Third-year mathematics major, Austin Ring first performed his poem titled “An Advocate of the Meek,” and told the audience to solve the riddle. Ring was one of 30 students to recite poetry at the ASI-hosted Poet’s Lounge.
Students read and responded with powerful comments about poetry written by young inmates from Washington D.C.
Long Beach State University students bared their souls to a crowd of 50 at the first poetry lounge of the semester Poet’s Lounge is an event offered three times a semester where anyone is free to come and speak their mind or say pretty much whatever they want. Associated Students[Read More…]
The sounds of clapping, singing and laughter from an audience of hundreds of attendees that filled the outside of the Kin Courtyard as students performed both original and covered works on stage. The Pilipino American Coalition hosted its PAC Poetry Night on Thursday. The night welcomed PAC club members and[Read More…]
“I want to be the person I needed when I was younger. I want to encompass what I needed to see when I was growing up,” New York native Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe said. This was one of the main messages of Del Orbe’s spoken word performance and writing workshop[Read More…]
The University Student Union Sunset Lounge was filled with intensity, laughter and the sounds of fingers snapping as both first-time performers and regular poets expressed their deepest emotions through originally written works. Beach Pride Events hosted this semester’s first Poet’s Lounge Thursday night. Poet’s Lounge is an open mic program[Read More…]
A stew of lyrical life experiences and perspectives drop onto an audience, retorting reverberated cries and roars of agreement. Performing from his wheel chair, first-time participant at Saturday’s Long Beach Poetry Slam Mario DeMatteo spoke about his injury. “In 2004 I broke my neck diving into a shallow swimming pool,”[Read More…]