Conversations with Middle Easter/North African Poets

  • 303 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University

Presented in cooperation with the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures

Join Palestinian poet and writer Nathalie Handal, Egyptian poet, educator, and activist Matthew Shenoda, and Iranian poet and translator Sholeh Wolpe in a discussion on poetry, politics, history, and decolonization.

Each poet will discuss the challenges and advantages of being a Middle Eastern-American/North African poet in today's climate, teaching Arab American/North African and Middle Eastern Literature, and what fuels their work. Discussion open to audience.