Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here and the Politics of Translation

The Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016 festival rolls on, with a poetry readings by Hala Alyan and DC-area Arab-American poets forthcoming February 20 and 21. Elizabeth Kelley was at two of the early February events: By Elizabeth Kelley I had the pleasure last week of attending not one but two events on translation from Arabic featuring ArabLit’s M. Lynx Qualey. The events, both part of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here … Read more Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here and the Politics of Translation

Tonight at Poets House

I’ll be there: Coming up at Poets House Tuesday, October 1, 7:00pm Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Reading & Panel Discussion In response to the 2007 destruction of Baghdad’s centuries-old literary district, poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil founded the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, which has evolved over five years to include an international traveling exhibit composed of artists’ books and broadsides, a selection of which are on display at Poets House … Read more Tonight at Poets House