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EVE — A Poetry Performance Project by Fargo Tbakhi and George Abraham

December 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry and performance art with Fargo Tbakhi and George Abraham! This event will showcase work from the local community, featuring work composed in George and Fargo’s Exploring Poetry through Performance Workshop. Thereafter, Fargo and George will perform, for the first time ever, an excerpt from their residency project: EVE — A Palestinian Necropastoral, a re-imagining of Milton’s Paradise Lost through the lens of Palestinian liberation.

This is a hybrid performance. In-person participants will attend at The Annex @ AANM and virtual participants will attend via online livestream. All AANM guests are required to show proof of full vaccination, remain masked, and fill out a health screening form upon check-in in order to attend this event.

For questions, e-mail Kathryn Grabowski at


Fargo Nissim Tbakhi is a queer Palestinian American performance artist and writer. He is the winner of the Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Prize, a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, and a Taurus. He has received fellowships from Rhizome DC, VisArts, Desert Nights Rising Stars, Halcyon Arts Lab, Mosaic Theater, and RAWI. His writing appears in Foglifter, Mizna, Peach Mag, Apex Magazine, Strange Horizons, the Shallow Ends, Prolit, and select bags of Nomadic Grounds Coffee. His performance work has been programmed at OUTsider Fest, INTER-SECTION Solo Fest, the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s Shuruq Festival, the Alwun House Monster’s Ball, Mosaic Theater, and has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

George Abraham is a Palestinian American poet, writer, and engineer who was born and raised on unceded Timucuan lands (Jacksonville, FL). His debut poetry collection Birthright (Button Poetry) won the Arab American Book Award and the Big Other Book Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He is a board member for the Radius of Arab American Writers, and recipient of fellowships from The Boston Foundation, and Kundiman. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Nation, The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Mizna, and elsewhere. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard University, Abraham is currently a Litowitz MFA+MA Candidate in poetry at Northwestern University.


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