Gallery Aferro 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
"Poem Booth: Make Me Wanna Holler" is the next creative incarnation of Gallery Aferro’s ongoing Poem Booth Project, an interactive installation that encourages language lovers to step inside a vintage 1960s-era wooden telephone booth to enjoy an immersive experience that only comes at the intersection of art and technology. Showcasing 13 unique voices from local, national and international poetry scenes, "Make Me Wanna Holler," brings together sculptors of the written word as they dissect, scrub and polish the concept of laughing through the pain.
With humor, wit and anecdotal sarcasm, these talented bards will connect with you in ways that only sound and performance art can.
Poets included in the exhibition are: anduriña, Devynity, Raymond Bally III, ChrisBisram, Benedicto Figueroa, Katelyn Halpern, Slangston Hughes, Kathy Kremins, Alexander Kusztyk, Eros Livieratos, Meg Lubey, Buttered Roll, Danny Shot.
Each poet shares their sometimes subtle, oftentimes striking words on healing, hiding or harnessing tragedy with the salve of comedy in this audio exhibition of written expression. The intention of "Make Me Wanna Holler" is to invite the listener to decide when the melancholy ends and the laughter begins.
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Image credits, left then right: Man full of emotion by Nsey Benajah | Phone off the hook by Juno Zago
This two-hour public event will feature writers and friends of Marsha reading selections of their own work and sharing memories about Marsha’s life and legacy. The notable poets and writers taking part include Randy Wicker, Penny Arcade, Sanina L. Clark, Bobby Miller, Linda La, hosted by Hoboken Historical Museum’s Poet in Residence Danny Shot.
The event is free and will also be livestreamed on the Hoboken Historical Museum’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
Prints of the image of Marsha will be available for purchase with proceeds being donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Family Foundation by photographer Gun Roze. (firstname.lastname@example.org)