Sunday, June 9, 2013

Brim to read at STAND OUR GROUND Benefit Reading on June 25 in New Haven

Come listen to poets read their work from Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander. I have two poems included in this ground-breaking anthology and am excited to participate in the benefit reading at the New Haven Public Library at 133 Elm Street in New Haven, CT on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will be held in the program room which is in the basement. You can enter directly from the ramp on the side of the building which is Temple Street. The building sits on the corner of Temple and Elm facing the park which is called "The Green." This is also the handicap accessible entrance.

In "Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander" 65 poets from all over the world join together in one voice for justice, freedom and peace. Stand Our Ground is the definitive testament of a revolutionary generation. In this historic collection Black Arts Movement legends Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Haki R. Madhubuti and Askia M. Toure’ are joined by poets of all ages from across the United States and around the world representing countries in Africa, Asia, Europe as well as North and South America and the islands of the Caribbean.

The cases of Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander expose the duplicity of an American justice system that remains rooted in racism and sexism. Stand Our Ground is an effort to raise funds for both families to aid in their pursuit of justice even as it raises the consciousness of a generation toward the pursuit of a movement of justice for all!

The book’s editor, Ewuare X. Osayande, is a poet, educator and activist. The author of several books including Blood Luxury with an introduction by Amiri Baraka (Africa World Press) and Whose America?: New and Selected Poems with an introduction by Haki R. Madhubuti (Black Proletariat Press). He is an adjunct professor of African American Studies at Rutgers University. To order the book and for more information, visit:

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