by Christopher Bogart
In his new book of poetry, Christopher Bogart follows the lead of Emanuel Acho (author of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man) who encourages white people to be courageous, informed, and empathetic to the treatment of their Black brothers and sisters. Bogart is stepping up “to do his part.”
Employing the paradigm of an accidental meeting between two white strangers at a local bar and the conversation that ensues, he encourages the reader to explore the problem of systemic racism and to start this conversation with others.
Christopher Bogart is a working poet and writer who has earned an MA in Creative Writing, and is presently finishing an MFA, at Monmouth University. His poetry has been published in Voices Rising from the Grove, Spindrift, WestWard Quarterly, This Broken Shore, Jersey Shore Poets/ First Edition, as well as various online sites.
In 2015, he was chosen as First Runner Up for Monmouth University’s inaugural The Joyce Carol Oates Award for Excellence in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction. In 2017, he was chosen as one of two finalists for The Brian Turner Literary Prize for Fiction. His chapbook 14: Antología del Sonoran, was awarded The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize (3rd Place) and published in 2018 . Other poetry books include Breakpoint and The Eater of Dreams.
Join us as Christopher Bogart presents & reads from his book, This Conversation on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 10 am.
He will be in person LIVE at the Library, and light refreshments will be served.