Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond
When: Thursday, May 1
Where: Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center: 365 Fifth Ave.
What time: 1–2:30 p.m.
With Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, Ravi Shankar, and special guest poets
Free and open to the public. No reservations.
Cosponsored by the Martin E. Segal Theater Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Join us for a global exploration of contemporary poetry as we celebrate the release of the anthology Language for a New Century, recently published by W.W. Norton & Co. Featuring hundreds of poets from Beijing to Berlin, Casablanca to California, the anthology is the most ambitious and far-reaching collection of contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern poetry available. This reading will be followed by a discussion with the editors Ravi Shankar, Nathalie Handal, and Tina Chang.