Sheen Center to Feature Poetry, Rap and Spoken Word

Sheen Center to Feature Poetry, Rap and Spoken Word

This fall, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture presents special events featuring some of brightest poets, spoken word and rap artists. Participating artists include poet Sarah Kay; acclaimed spoken word poet Anis Mojgani, writer, poet and author Clint Smith; poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib; celebrated spoken word poet Caridad De La Cruz; two-time Tony Award nominee, Grammy nominee, and author reg. e. gaines; Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds and spoken word poet and founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E.and T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet Ocean Vuong.

LA BRUJA

September 27 at 7:30PM in the Loreto Theater

Caridad De La Cruz, aka La Bruja, is a Bronx- born performer considered one of America's leading spoken word poetsbrings her unique creativity and charismatic performance to The Sheen Center.

$20/$30/$45

Reg E. Gaines

October 2 at 7:30PM in the Loreto Theater

The two-time Tony Award nominee, Grammy nominee, and author of four books of poetry brings his unique art to life on stage. Ben Brantley of the New York Times described his work as "a continuing lyric commentary filled with original, evocative images."

$20/$30/$45

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM:

A NIGHT OF POETRY WITH SARAH KAY, ANIS MOJGANI, CLINT SMITH AND HANIF ABDURRAQIB

October 3 at 7:30 PM in the Loreto Theater

Sarah Kay and friends return to the Loreto Theater after two sold-out shows for an evening of incredible poetry and spoken word performance. $20/$30/$45

PAGE MEETS STAGE WITH SHARON OLDS & OCEAN VUONG

Presented by Page Meets Stage

October 28 at 6PM in the Loreto Theater

An evening of poetry in performance by Pulitzer Prize winner Sharon Olds, whose work has been described as full of "unfailing courage and a profound moral intelligence," and T.S. Eliot Prize winner Ocean Vuong, whose poems capture what it means to be an outsider.

$25

Visit www.SheenCenter.org for more information about these events, as we all as the full roster of upcoming theater, film, music, art, and talk events including Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert P. George; Grammy Award winnerGeorge Winston; award-winning writer and director John Patrick Shanley; theTony-nominated star of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, Jamie Parker; Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche with special guests;Benedictine nun and former Hollywood leading lady Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York.

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