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Poetry Reading with Icelandic-Palestinian Poet

April 14, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

A Poetry Reading and Q & A with Icelandic-Palestinian Poet Mazen Maarouf

Monday April 14, 2014, 12:30 PM
Knox Hall, Room 208
Columbia University

The Center for Palestine Studies presents a poetry reading by Icelandic-Palestinian poet Mazen Maarouf .

Mazen Maarouf is a Palestinian-Icelandic poet and writer, lauded as a rising international literary star. He has published three collections of poetry: The Camera Doesn’t Capture BirdsOur Grief Resembles Bread, and most recently An Angel Suspended On The Clothesline, which has been translated into several languages including into French by Samira Negrouche. His work is currently being translated into English by Kareem James Abu-Zeid and Nathalie Handal. He has written literary and theatre criticism in various Arabic magazines and newspapers namely An-Nahar and Assafir (Lebanon), Al-Quds-el-Arabi (London) and Qantara (Paris); and he has translated numerous Icelandic poets as well as the following novels in Arabic: The Blue FoxHands of my Father by Myron UhlbergThe Story of the Blue Planet and Dwarfstone. He resides in Reykjavik.

The poetry reading will be followed by a Q&A and discussion moderated by poet and writer Nathalie Handal, a specialist in contemporary international literatures, she teaches at Columbia University.

Free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.


For more event information please check our website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/palestine/programs/



Center for Palestine Studies

Columbia University

606 West 122 Street, Suite 301A

New York, NY 10027

Phone 212.851.2992

Fax: 212.854.1413



Twitter: @CUPalestine


April 14, 2014
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm