The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host Jordanian poet Amjad Nasser for a reading and discussion on Tues., Sept. 30, 6:30-8 p.m. at its Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Nasser replaces Saadi Youssef, who had originally been scheduled for the event.
Nasser is one of the major poets of the Arab world. Born in Jordan, Nasser worked as a journalist in Beirut and Cyprus for a decade in the 1970s and 1980s. Since 1987 he has lived in London, where he is managing and cultural editor of the daily newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi. He has published nine volumes of poetry, four travel memoirs, and a novel. His works have been translated into 10 languages. Two collections of his poetry are available in English, “Land of No Rain” (Bloomsbury, 2014) and “Shepherd of Solitude” (Bipinal Books, 2010).
The event, co-sponsored with NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at gallatin.nyu.edu/events. For more information, please call 212.998.7365 or email Allyson.Paty@nyu.edu.