March 3, 2014 | 7:30 p.m. | Macalester College
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center | John B. Davis Hall

Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan will give a public reading at Macalester on Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Ghassan will be accompanied by poet and translator Fady Joudah. The event is free & open to the public.

About Ghassan Zaqtan & Fady Joudah

Ghassan & Fady at Griffin

Photo by Wang Ping

Ghassan Zaqtan is perhaps the most important Palestinian poet writing today. Poet, novelist, playwright and editor, he has been a major influence on young poets. His first collection in English, Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me is shortlisted for the prestigious Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2013. His works have been translated into several languages, including French, Italian, Turkish, and Norwegian. He lives in Ramallah.

Fady Joudah is a Palestinian American physician, poet and translator. His poetry has received the Yale Younger Poets prize in 2007. His translations of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry have earned him a PEN award in 2010, and a Banipal prize from the Society of Authors in the UK in 2008. His work on Zaqtan’s poetry is shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry prize.

Location & Parking Info

The reading will be held at Macalester College in John B. Davis Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (#29 on this campus map). Parking is available without a permit in any Macalester surface lot.

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