• Jasleni Brito

My First Poetry Reading

I was invited to read a few of my poems at a local gathering hosted by Connecticut artist Wanda Brown-Claitty; the Sister Love Celebration.

Wanda opened the doors of her home and welcomed us with delicious Caribbean food, art by local vendors, live singers, and warm hospitality.

This was my first poetry reading so I didn't know how my poems would be received, but I am happy to say a handful of people came up to me and told me how much they were able to relate to the sentiment expressed in my poems. As a poet, I can't think of a better feeling than to know my words resonated with others.

This was a great experience because it got me over the initial jitters of having my first reading, and it also made me think of how I can do even better next time.

Check out the video of my reading below :)


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