Poet and artist Justen Ahren will talk about and read from his latest poetry collection, A Machine for Remembering.
This collection of poems and photographs began as a way to make sense of the refugee crises in Europe that began in 2015. The journey of writing led to rescuing refugees arriving by boat to Lesvos, Greece, volunteering in a community center for refugees living in Moria refugee camp in 2018, and following refugee routes through Italy, France and Greece in 2016 and 2017.
A Machine for Remembering is a document, a witnessing. It is this generation's The Lice.
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore
23 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568