Spoken Word Artist Cherrie Amour Honored at Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony
Spoken word artist Cherrie Amour who recently released her first book of poetry, "Free to Be Me: Poems on Life, Love and Relationships" presented her award-winning poem "Hermoso Negro" as part of the 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 1st, at the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. Cherrie's poem, which received an honorable mention in the Center's competition, was featured along with the work of several established and emerging poets at the event which honors the literary contributions of Ginsberg - the legendary Paterson, NJ-reared Beat poet and writer who passed away in 1997. Her poem "Hermosa Negro," (Handsome Black Man) is a remembrance of her father, is also included in her debut poetry collection and will be published in the Fall 2014 issue of The Paterson Literary Review.
Cherrie Amour has mastered the culture and lifestyle of three unique countries. By day, she is a veteran communications professional, working in the field for over 14 years in both Canada and the United States. By night, Cherrie's candid, narrative style of poetic verse inspires diverse audiences as she flows about life and love. Cherrie's spoken word has been recorded on two CD projects "ilovemesomewords" and "Love's Journey". Both projects have received reviews by Baltimore City Paper and "ilovemesomewords" by Baltimore Magazine. "Free to Be Me" is available in print and e-book formats on Amazon.com. For more Cherrie Amour information, go to: www.cherrieamour.com.
CAPTION: Spoken word artist Cherrie Amour (right) is congratulated by Maria Mazziotti Gillian (left) , Executive Director of The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey at the 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Reading and Awards Ceremony. The Trinidad-born, Baltimore, Maryland resident was honored for her poem "Hermoso Negro" which is included in her debut poetry collection "Free to Be Me: Poems on Life, Love and Relationships." For info on her upcoming readings and projects, go to: www.cherrieamour.com