Poetry Reading w/ Faleeha Hassan (& a discussion w/ Rawad Wehbe)
Please join us for a poetry reading w/ Faleeha Hassan
followed by a discussion between Faleeha & Rawad Wehbe!
Born in Iraq, Faleeha Hassan is a poet, teacher, editor, writer, and playwright. For her many awards in Iraq and throughout the Middle East, she has been described by Oprah.com and others as the 'Maya Angelou of Iraq.' A 2019 Pulitzer Prize nominee, Hassan has published more than twenty books and has had her poetry translated into over ten languages.
Faleeha Hassan will be in conversation with Rawad Wehbe, a PhD candidate in the Department for Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania.
This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania!
Faleeha Hassan's Bio:
Faleeha Hassan is a poet, teacher, editor, writer, and playwright born in Najaf, Iraq in 1967, who now lives in the United States. Faleeha is the first woman to write poetry for children in Iraq. She received her master's degree in Arabic literature, and has now published 24 books. Her poems have been translated into English, Turkmen, Bosevih, Indian, French, Italian, German, Kurdish, Spanish, Korean, Greek, Serbian, Albanian, Pakistani, Malayalam, and ODIA language. Ms. Hassan has received many awards in Iraq and throughout the Middle East for her poetry and short stories. Faleeha Hassan has also had her poems and short stories published in a variety of American magazines such as: Philadelphia Poets 22, Harbinger Asylum, Brooklyn Rail (April 2016), Screaming mamas, The Galway Review, Words Without Borders, TXTOBJX, Intranslation, SJ Magazine, Nondoc, Wordgathering , SCARLET LEAF REVIEW, Courier-Post, I am not a Silent Poet, Taos Journal, Inner Child Press, Atlantic City Press, SJ Magazine, Intranslation Magazine, The Guardian, Courier-Post, Life and Legends,Wordgathering, Indiana Voice Journal, The Bees Are Dead, IWA, Poetry Soup, Poetry Adelaide Literary Magazine, Philly, The Fountain Magazine, DRYLAND, The Blue Mountain Review, Otoliths, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, TXTOBJX, DODGING THE RAIN, Poetry Adelaide Literary Magazine, NonDoc Philly, DRYLAND, American Poetry Review, The Fountain Magazine, Uljana Wolf, Arcs, Tiferet and Ice Cream Poetry Anthology, Dryland Los Angeles underground art & writing Magazine, Setu Magazine, Opa Anthology of contemporary, BACOPA Literary Review, Better than Starbucks Magazine, Tweymatikh ZQH Magazine, TUCK Magazine, Street Light Press, Empty Mirror Magazine, Spider Mirror Journal, Turn A Page Or Two, Within Darkness & Light, RAMINGO Magazine, Pyrokinection magazines, Anapest Journal, NewMyths , Oprah magazine, The Paragon Press ,SIXFLOD ,Our Poetry Archive Magazine , L3 Magazine , ETHOS literary journal, WHERE WORDS MATTER SPILWORDS PRESS , Universal Oneness: An Anthology of Magnum Opus Poems from around the World, Alien Buddha Zine #4, Mama's smile magazine, The Love Poets anthology, The First Class literary magazine, The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, The Word For Peace in Many Languages anthology, Bacopa Literary Review, CONSEQUENCE magazine, PHILADELPHIA POETS 2018, We Got This, and Lift Every Voice poetry Anthology.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104