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MENA Mondays: Multilingual Poetics: A Reading and Conversation with Zeina Hashem Beck

When: Monday, April 10, 2023
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: University Hall, 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: MENA  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Zeina Hashem Beck joins NU poets Fadia Antabli and George Abraham in conversation on the poetic process across English and Arabic, and how proximity to these languages has shaped their poetry's treatment of multilingualism.

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet and lives in California.  Her most recent poetry collection, O, was named a Best Book 2022 by Lit Hub and The New York Public Library.  She is a recipient of the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize and the Backwaters Prize.  In her work, Arabic and English exist both independently and in conversation with each other.  She is a co-host of the Arabic language poetry podcast Maqsouda.

Lunch will be served at the event.

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