This November, DreamYard’s International Poetry Exchange Program visited Japan! 42 young poets from the Bronx, Japan, Korea and the Philippines bonded, explored various cultural and historical landmarks, and shared their poetry.
“Recipe for International Poetry Exchange”
Gather 40 young poets from around the world. Watch
languages & hearts & stories & identities collide, shine.
Hear their traveling of mother tongues
Japanese, Tagalog, Korean, Spanish, English, Soninke
& on. How they all sound like song & invocation.
See them slurp noodles, sample sushi, drink broth from deep bowls.
Watch them swallow the sea, ache from the lists & lists of names
carved into stone at the Peace Memorial. Weep with them
when they share sorrows, see the shards of war. Ourselves.