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The Poetry Center presents Charles Alexander and Susan Thackrey reading and in conversation. Alexander reads from Pushing Water (Cuneiform Press, 2011) and unpublished work. Thackrey reads from Andalusia (Chax Press, 2015). The readings are followed by a conversation in response to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Maged Zaher, reading recent work from manuscript, interwoven with his translations from Ancient Arabic poets, and Rodney Koeneke, reading from Etruria (Wave Books, 2014) and from Seven for Boetticher (Hooke Press, 2015).
The Poetry Center presents poet, editor, and translator Maged Zaher reading from The Tahrir of Poems: Seven Contemporary Egyptian Poets (Alice Blue Books, 2014). This brief anthology, edited and translated by Zaher, brings together work by seven Egyptian poets between the ages of 25 and 33, all (but for the work here by Amira Hanafi) originally written in Arabic. These young poets, in Zaher’s words, “had their own aesthetic revolution against the bareness of cultural life under Mubarak.” The reading is followed by Zaher responding to questions from his audience.