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The Field Library hosts a Poetry Slam: Love and Despair

The Field Library hosts a Poetry Slam: Love and Despair

Love: an intense feeling of deep affection; a great interest and pleasure in something.

Despair: the complete loss or absence of hope.

Have you ever felt those? If you have, you are not alone and this event is for you. On Thursday, January 11 at 6:45 pm poets, wordsmiths and slick talkers will join together at the Field Library for a Love and Despair Poetry Slam hosted by 2 Souls, One Mic founders Jose Diaz and Kyle Council.

Poets will get three minutes to perform in front of an audience about anything their heart feels like saying. Anyone interested in performing may register by using the hyperlink, stop by, or call the library and sign up. You don’t have to be a poet to enjoy this Poetry Slam, all poets need an audience. Stop by the Field Library and be a member of the audience. Listen, enjoy, encourage, snap your fingers and judge the performances and pieces you like best as local poets pour their hearts out through spoken word with emotions of love or despair.

The Field Library is located at 4 Nelson Ave in downtown Peekskill. 


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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]