Arabic-English Poetry Reading: Jawdat Fakhreddine @ Penn Book Center, Philadelphia [25 August]

Arabic-English Poetry Reading: Jawdat Fakhreddine

18:00 - 19:30

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Penn Book Center
130 S 34th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Join us for an Arabic-English poetry reading by Lebanese poet Jawdat Fakhreddine and translator Huda Fakhreddine to celebrate the publication of «Lighthouse for the Drowning.»

«Presented bilingually, this first US publication of Jawdat Fakhreddine—one of the major Lebanese names in modern Arabic poetry—establishes a revolutionary dialogue between international, modernist values and the Arabic tradition. Fakhreddine’s unique voice is a breakthrough for the poetic language of his generation—an approach that presents poetry as a beacon, a lighthouse that both opposes and penetrates all forms of darkness.»

Jawdat will read his poetry in the original Arabic, and Huda will read her translations in English. This is a chance to hear one of the major voices in contemporary Arabic poetry for the first time in English!
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