Poetic Inventions: Electricity, Enlightenment, Expression

This past Sunday,Poetic Inventions, our 3rd poetry workshop in the 2016 series, explored the intersections between poetic writing, invention and social change by taking a look at Lewis Latimer’s life and poetry. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to “invent” their own poetry and prose through a series of writing prompts inspired by Latimer’s work.

Sherese Francis reading at yesterday’s Poetic Inventions workshop under the beautiful sunlight.


Mr. Al reading #lewislatimer ‘s #poem -#friendship. @hhtnyc More poetry to happen at Latimer House throughout this year!

A video posted by Lewis Latimer House/LatimerNOW (@latimernow) on Jun 27, 2016 at 8:55am PDT

 Mr. Al reading Lewis Latimer’s poem “friendship.”


Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog, Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Besides her blog, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel called “The E” based in Queens, a self-published chapbook, “Lucy’s Scroll-Bones,” and a longer poetry manuscript.

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