900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT // Lafayette Hall

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Saturday, July 13th at 8:30pm

Led by poetry ambassador Shanna T. Melton,
Bridgeport’s best and brightest poets will perform along with
their verses written large on the façade on
the McLevy Building at State and Broad Streets.

The POEMobile is presented by City Lore and Bowery Arts + Science.

Sponsored by:

  • Housatonic Museum of Art at Housatonic Community College
  • Elizabeth Fray
  • The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community
    Development Offices of Culture and Tourism
  • The National Endowment for the Arts.

The event also features music by the hip-hop and jazz fusion trio The Mighty Third Rail.
The Mighty Third Rail is an award-winning New York based trio that mixes the elements
of Hip Hop poetry, beat-boxing, violin and upright bass.

Poets: Dick Allen * Jerome G. * Aaron Jafferis * Tantra-Zawadi, * Croilot * Richard Fewel
* Shanna Melton * Phenix * Frederick-Douglass Knowles II * Lynette Johnson


The POEMobile at McLevy Green on July 13, 2013


Croilot reading his poem as it projects on the wall.

Shanna Melton expresses herself trhough poetry.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, backed up by The Might Third Rail, reads his poetry to the crowd.

Tantra Zawadi

An expressive Tantra Zawadi during the July 13th POEMobile visit on McLevy Green in Bridgeport.