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Enzo Silon Surin - “The Body As A Clinched Fist”— A Poetry Reading and Discussion

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Arts Speakers Series

Join us as we open our inaugural Arts Speakers Series. Our guests will speak on a range of topics including arts and identity, arts and social justice, arts and healing, and arts in the time of a pandemic. These events are free but pre-registration is required via Once registered you will receive a secure link to the event. 

Enzo Silon Surin, Haitian-born poet, educator, speaker, publisher, and social advocate, is the author of When My Body Was A Clinched Fist (Black Lawrence Press, July 2020) and two chapbooks, A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto (2017) and Higher Ground. He is a PEN New England Celebrated New Voice in Poetry, the recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation and a 2020 Denis Diderot [A-i-R] Grant as an Artist-in-Residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux in Orquevaux, France. Surin’s work gives voice to experiences that take place in what he calls “broken spaces” and his poems have been featured in numerous publications and exhibits. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, teaches creative writing and literature at Bunker Hill Community College and is Founding Editor and Publisher at Central Square Press.

Established in 2006, Enzo Surin INK offers a wide range of literary services such as writing workshops, lectures, readings, and speaking engagements at colleges, universities, schools, libraries, performing arts centers, festivals, corporations, associations, and private events. 

Photo credit: Richard Howard

When 8:15pm
Karen A Gahagan

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