Featuring Hassanal Abdullah and Jacqueline Braswell
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Hassanal Abdullah is a Bangladeshi-American poet, translator, and critic, who introduced a new sonnet form, Swatantra Sonnet, seven-seven stanza pattern and abcdabc efgdefg rhyming scheme. An author of 40 books in various genres, Abdullah has written a 304-page epic, where, based on several scientific theories, he illustrates relations between human beings and the universe. Mr. Abdullah is a high school math teacher and the editor of Shabdaguchha, an International Poetry Magazine. He was awarded Homer European Medal for Poetry (2016) and in the same year, attended The Silk Road International Poetry Festival in China, invited and fully funded by the Chinese Government.
Jacqueline Braswell lives in New Jersey. She earned her BA in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University and is pursuing her MFA in Writing and Poetry at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She works at the Fashion Institute of Technology and is passionate about literature, fashion, millinery, traveling, and a life of faith.