Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Inclined to Speak: Contemporary Arab American Poetry

Please join us Tuesday, March 17th in Mills Hall Living Room for...

Inclined to Speak: Contemporary Arab American Poetry

March 17, 2009
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mills Hall Living Room
5000 Macarthur Blvd.
Oakland, Calif. 94613

Edited by poet Hayan Charara, Inclined to Speak (University of Arkansas Press, 2008) collects poetry from 39 contemporary Arab American poets. Marilyn Hacker writes, “Some of these poets can think and sing in more than one language; they all can think beyond monoglot frontiers.” Hayan Charara is the author of The Alchemist’s Diary (Hanging Loose, 2001) and The Sadness of Others (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). Elmaz Abinader teaches at Mills College and VONA (Voices of Our Nations Summer Workshops), which she co-founded. Her books include Children of the Roojme (University of Wisconsin Press, 1997) and In the Country of My Dreams (Sufi Warrior Publishing, 1999). Fady Joudah is a physician, member of Doctors Without Borders, translator, and poet. His translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s recent works is collected in The Butterfly’s Burden (Copper Canyon Press, 2007).

Mills Alumnae Leila Abu-Saba will be introducing the readers.

The reading will be catered by La Med with a reception beginning just before the reading and continuing afterwards, please come by to enjoy the words, drink, and food with us.

This event is open and free to the public.

Please contact Kati Knox at kati_knox AT hotmail.com with any questions.

Thank you.