The Syrian poetAkram Alkatreb will be speaking at the University of Chicago on Friday, January 31 at 3 p.m. on “Syria…memories, love poems, and places”:
Akram Alkatreb was born in 1966 in Salamiah, a city near Hama, in western Syria. He got a law degree at the University of Damascus and worked as an art critic and journalist. He’s published four collections of poetry in Arabic and has lived in U.S. since 2001. Last year, a collection of his poetry was published as They Sleep in a Hurry.
One of his poems, translated by the Syrian poet Osama Esber: