The Poetry of Arab Women will be an upcoming event that you will not want to miss.
ADC members, come join us for a poetry reading at the Folger Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC. For tickets call (202)-544-7077. You can also check out the official website.
November 13, 2002 Reading and Reception, 7:30 p.m.
This reading brings to life Handal’s recent anthology, The Poetry of Arab Women. From Nye’s multi-voiced meditations on being Palestinian and American, to Lebanese-American Abinader’s merging of poetry with storytelling and performance, to Handal’s own epic efforts to imagine a homeland in the diaspora, this evening reveals the variety and vitality of imaginations and identities currently conceivable under the rubric “Arab women poets.”
Elmaz Abinader’s poetry collection, In the Country of My Dreams, won the 2000 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Poetry. She has also published a memoir, Children of the Roojme. Nathalie Handal’s first book of poetry, The Neverfield, was published by the Post Apollo Press in 1999. Naomi Shihab Nye is the author of six books of poems, including Fuel (BOA Editions, 1998), Red Suitcase (1994), and Hugging the Jukebox (1982).