Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by Refugees, 2018 Poetry that Goes Beyond Refugee/Citizen Binaries and Illuminates Exile as a Forced/Creative Space. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm in Rockefeller Hall 200.
As the refugee crisis fades from the front page of newspapers, Making Mirrors comes as a plea against historical amnesia and inertia; this collection of poems is an antidote that reaches beyond despair to renewed action. Additionally, the poets and poems featured in the reading hail from diverse backgrounds linguistically and culturally. The expansive physical geography of their nationalities, stretching from the US to Africa (Nigeria and Eritrea), all the way to Asia (Iran), and the Middle East (Palestinian Diaspora), mirrors the complexity of the mental and emotional worlds that bring people together and inspire poetry readings.
Sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, the Dean of Faculty’s Office, the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education, the Engaged Pluralism Initiative, and the departments of English, Art, Film, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian, and Russian Studies.
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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, January 21, 2019