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Poetry Beyond Borders

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


CIACLA / Poetry International / Literature Ireland Present: Poetry Beyond Borders

Featuring: Jenny Minniti- Shippey, Emily Vizzo, Sheila McMullin, Bernard O’Rourke, Karla Cordero, Leonora Simonovis

* Free Admission or Donation Welcome – See Tickets Below.

Poetry is an aural and an oral art form; when we share language, we share stories, of where we’ve been and where we mean to go. Language doesn’t stop at a border, whether artificial as a wall or natural as the sea. How can the act of sharing language—words—poetry—move us beyond borders and into a space of shared community and connection?

This live event, organized by Jenny Minniti- Shippey, Director of Development at CIACLA and the Managing Editor of Poetry International, features poets whose art moves beyond, through, in, and past the space and idea of borders. Whether it’s a border between countries or a border between genre, these poets push to transcend, push to complicate, push to expand. Funny, moving, and meditative at each turn, this event will open a space of connection.

Curator: Jennifer Minniti- Shippey

Jennifer Minniti- Shippey is the Managing Editor of Poetry International literary journal, Director of Poetic Youth, and a professor at San Diego State University.She earned her B.A. with honors in English from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 2003, and her M.F.A in Creative Writing- Poetry from San Diego State University in 2008.

In 2009, she was hired as the Managing Editor of Poetry International, and she has taught at SDSU in the Department of English & Comparative Literature since that time.

Jennifer has also taught poetry at the University of San Diego and in community writing workshops through the Creative Cusp, the Magee Park Poets, and other San Diego arts organizations.Jennifer’s chapbook, Done Dating DJs, won the 2008 Fool for Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre and Southword Editions of Cork, Ireland.

Her second chapbook, Earth’s Horses & Boys, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013. After the Tour, her first full-length collection, was published by Calypso Editions in 2018. Her chapbook manuscript “Waiting for a Ripe Mango” was a finalist for the Tupelo Snowbound Chapbook contest. Individual poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in Salamander, Cider Press Review, Spillway, Tar River Poetry, Jackson Hole Review, San Diego Poetry Annual, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and many others.Minniti- Shippey has performed her work at national and international venues, including The Narrators San Diego, the San Diego Art Institute, the Éigse Literary Festival in Cork, and MART Dublin.

Email: jenny@ciacla.com 


Kindly Supported by Culture Ireland and the Government of Ireland: Emigrant Support Programme.


June 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States


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