Coming up at Poets House
Tuesday, October 1, 7:00pm
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 through October 5. Beausoleil is joined by poet and scholar Ammiel Alcalay, Iraqi-American poet Alise Alousi, and journalist M. Lynx Qualey to reflect on this landmark project and the important role of poetics in Middle Eastern culture.
Cosponsored by the Center for Book Arts and City Lore. Presented in conjunction with Poetic Voices of the Muslim World, which is funded by the Bridging Cultures Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray Street), New York, NY 10282
Admission: $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House, City Lore and Center for the Book Arts members.