A selection of online events from the coming week.
The launch of the new book -- set for October 15 at 7 p.m. BST -- will feature readings by Darwish and Alshaer, along with a discussion of the poems and the translation process with PTC commissioning editor Edward Doegar.
"The news of your death reached me / one sweltering afternoon / as I sat with friends on a peak of Albaicín."
My night moves
between the tunes of Sabah Fakhri
and the rhythms of Abdel Wahab
Each time I begin to write about love
the other woman reaches out
and pushes my fingers from the keyboard
the lonely woman who lost everything
the wild woman
who looks like me
Thanks to M.A. Orthofer at The Literary Saloon, I see that the University of Iowa International Writing Program has announced their 2010 International Writing Program participants. As Orthofer notes, these names are "worth paying attention to, some of these folk will certainly be heard from (or, better yet: read) sooner or later. " From the … Continue reading 2 Arab Participants in U of Iowa’s 2010 International Writing Program