Poetry for Peace


a remote poetry reading

Twenty Years after 9/11: Reflections and Legacies

For this semester's first reading, we are holding a special anniversary of the events of 9/11, hosted by the original founder of Poetry for Peace, Marina Llorente. 

The first Poetry for Peace was on January 28, 2003, at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery. The event was coordinated by Dr. Marina Llorente from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and was the opening of the New York State Peace Conference held at SLU. An international poetry reading, 13 poems in 9 different languages (English, Italian, French, Spanish, Navajo, Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili and Vietnamese) were read by poets, students, professors, staff and members of the North Country community. The theme was the need for peace in the world, and every poem read acknowledged the unique revolutionary power of poetry.

For the first Poetry for Peace of Fall 2021, we will go remote. Join us on Zoom at https://stlawu.zoom.us/j/2246861184.