R.M. Engelhardt

Poet Bunkong Tuon will read at the Social Justice Center

Bunkong TuonPoet Bunkong Tuon will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, February 15, 2018  at 7:30PM.  Bunkong Tuon’s most recent book of poems “And So I Was Blessed” from NYQ Books chronicles his return to Southeast Asia, leading a group of students, but also on his own personal search.  NYQ Books published his first poetry collection “Gruel” 2015.  He is an associate professor of English at Union College.

A reading by a local or regional poet is held each Third Thursday at the Social Justice Center.  The event includes an open mic for audience members to read.  Sign-up starts at 7:00PM, with the reading beginning at 7:30.  The host of the readings is Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox.  The suggested donation is $3.00, which helps support this and other poetry programs of the Poetry Motel Foundation, and the work of the Social Justice Center.  For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox, 518-482-0262; e-mail: dwlcx@earthlink.net.

The Social Justice Center, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization working for progressive social change through education, community building and collective action.  The center advances the struggles against racism and for peace and justice.  For further information about the SJC call 518-434-4037.