Winter Soulstice, with poet Annie Finch + Urban Word NYC youth poets

Winter Soulstice
with poet & performance artist Annie Finch + Urban Word NYC Mentors & Youth Poets
with Shanelle Gabriel/original music by Matthew Harris
Celebrate the turning of the year with an earth-centered performance of “Winter Solstice Dreams,” spiraling together Solstice ceremony, goddess mythology, and poetic incantation. NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ambassadors kick off the evening with a prologue of “spoken word’ soul and sparkle.Renowned poet Annie Finch performs the fertile gifts of darkness and the cauldron of light in a theatrical staging of pageantry, music, song and ritual.

Annie Finch is an award-winning poet, writer, translator, verse playwright, critic, editor, and a performer of poetry and ritual. She holds a Ph.D from Stanford University, is an initiated Green Witch in the Dianic Tradition, and descends from witches imprisoned in the Salem Witch Hunts. Annie’s twenty books include Calendars, Eve, Among the Goddesses, A Poet’s Craft, and Spells: New and Selected Poems.

Urban Word NYC is a nationally acclaimed literary arts organization that champions the voices of New York City youth, providing critical literacy, college preparation, and performance opportunities.
Conceived and curated by writer/producer Rozanne Gold. Directed by Vera Beren. Introduction by singer & poet Shanelle Gabriel, program director of Urban Word NYC.
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