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The First 100+ Days Exhibition at SPACES. Cleveland, OH.
Curated by: Christina Vassalo, 2017

(Photographs by Jerry Mann, courtesy of SPACES)

Black-eyed Women was inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning book, 'The Refugees' by Author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who recently spoke about the fear of refugees in the West. Two quotes from it capture the focus of this work:​

"In a country where possessions counted for everything, we had no belongings except our stories.”

“Writing was entering into fog, feeling my way for a route from this work to the unearthly world of words, a route easier to find on some days than others”.

-- Viet Thanh Nguyen, Refugees (201

The Wick Poetry Center and Home Affairs proudly stand together to advocate for the caring and compassionate treatment of refugees through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry.​

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