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Reading with Khaled Mattawa with Khaled Mattawa

Singer Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Genre and Form(s): Poetry, Translation
Cost: Free

About this Event

The University of Arizona Poetry Center presents a reading with poet, translator, and 2018 Spring Resident Khaled Mattawa, on First Friday, February 2, 2018 in Singer Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) at 7:00 p.m.

A short Q&A and book signing will follow the reading. While the event is open to the public and free, individuals must secure a ticket to the event. Unclaimed seats will be released to the general public 5 minutes before Khaled's reading. 

Khaled's reading is presented by the University of Arizona Poetry Center in partnership with the Phoenix Art Museum and support from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest, and Superstition Review. Khaled's residency is sponsored by the Amazon Literary Partnerships.


The University of Arizona Poetry Center

About the Author

Khaled Mattawa is author of four collections of poetry, including Tocqueville (2010), Amorisco 2008, Zodiac of Echoes (2002) and Ismailia Eclipse (1995). He has authored two volumes of literary criticism, How Long Have You Been with Us: Essays on Poetry and Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation (2014); the co-editor of two Arab American literature anthologies: Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing (1999) and Dinarzad’s Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction (2004, 2009); and translator of 10 volumes of modern Arabic poetry by Amjad Nasser (Jordan), Saadi Youssef (Iraq), Adonis (Syria), FadhilAl-Azzawi (Iraq), Iman Mersal (Egypt), Joumana Haddad (Lebanon), and Maram Al-Massri (Syria).

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