Translation Talks: Khaled Mattawa and Sarah Riggs

The Griffin Poetry Prize is excited to launch their new series Translation Talks, with the first session taking place on Thursday, January 27th at 7pm ET on Zoom, featuring Khaled Mattawa in conversation with Sarah Riggs.

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Libyan Poet Khaled Mattawa: Now That We Have Tasted Hope

This weekend, Libyan-American poet Khaled Mattawa has been at New York’s Alwan for the Arts, reciting his own poems and those of other Arab poets. Among the poems he’s reciting, I imagine, is his new work, “Now That We Have Tasted Hope.”

I wouldn’t normally lift an author’s entire work, but, since its initial appearance on BBC’s The World Today, it seems to have been reposted on a number of websites. (Is that a good excuse?) Anyhow:

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