NYSWI: Ghassan Zaqtan reads and signs Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me (SUNY)

Ghassan Zaqtan, poet, novelist, journalist, screenwriter and playwright, is a major Palestinian poet and a leading representative of the avant-garde in Arabic literature. His most recent collection—the first to appear in English—is Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, which was translated by Fady Joudah, a Palestinian-American poet and winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition for his own collection, The Earth in the Attic. A past participant in numerous panels and colloquia with leading Israeli writers on peaceful coexistence and mutual concerns, Zaqtan is also the co-founder and director of the House of Poetry in Ramallah and is currently the Director General of the Literature and Publishing Department of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.
Event date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
1400 Washington Ave
12206 Albany
Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: And Other Poems (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) By Ghassan Zaqtan, Fady Joudah (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ghassan Zaqtan, Fady Joudah (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780300173161
Published: Yale University Press - April 24th, 2012

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