Medgar Evers Media Release

Information from Medgar Evers about the visit of the Poet Laureate to the New York college

March 12, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  (718) 270-5051 or institutinfo@mec.cuny.edu

 Poet Laureate from Trinidad & Tobago to Appear in Bed-Stuy and Harlem

Eintou Springer, Poet Laureate of Port of Spain since 2002, is scheduled to
perform her poetry at Bedford-Stuyvesant's Bushbaby Coffee & Teahouse on
Thursday evening, March 27 at 7:00 pm, and at Hue-Man's Bookstore & Café in
Harlem on Friday evening, March 28 at 6:00 PM.

A cultural icon and recipient of national awards for promotion of the Arts
and Culture in Trinidad & Tobago, Eintou will present work from her poetry
volume, Loving the Skin' I'm In, as well as yet unpublished pieces. The
readings and books signings will take place during a whirlwind visit to the
Big Apple as part of the celebrations for Women's History Month.

Audiences around the world have been inspired by Eintou's unique brand of
poetry. She holds the distinct honor of being the first national of Trinidad
and Tobago to perform her poetry at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival.
Eintou, in addition, is an activist who was involved in the Black Power movement of the 1970s and a scholar and devotee of the African Orisa religion which has influenced her poetic voice.

Eintou has published four books of her poetry, including Out of the Shadows;
Focussed; an anthology entitled Moving into the Light; and her latest title,
Loving….  Another of her works includes a collection of stories for
children entitled God Child, and a collection of her plays is forthcoming.

During her tour in the Big Apple, Eintou will also be a featured guest of
the Drama Club at the Brooklyn-based Medgar Evers College; and she is among
the international dignitaries who will attend the 21st anniversary
celebration of the International Cross-Cultural Black Women's Studies
Institute, a global network, at month's end.

For more information on the readings and book signings, call Bushbaby Coffee
& Teahouse at (718) 636-5336 and Hue-Man Bookstore & Café at (212) 665-7400.

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