Haleh Liza Gafori Reading and Book Signing @ Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival

Haleh Liza Gafori Reading and Book Signing @ Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: Heimbold Visual Arts Center, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708
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Sarah Lawrence College hosts a 3-day poetry festival featuring readings, craft talks, and generative sessions with a cohort of renowned contemporary poets, including Haleh Liza Gafori. Translator, musician, and poet of Persian descent born in New York City, Gafori translated Rumi's poetry in Gold (NYRB Classics 2022), praised by Marilyn Hacker as "the work of someone who is at once an acute and enamored reader of the original Farsi text, a dedicated miner of context and backstory, and, best of all, a marvelous poet in English." 

Gafori presents twice at the Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival; on April 20, she presents a reading from Gold, followed by a book signing; and on April 21 she presents a craft talk titled 'Translating Rumi'.

Festival events are free and open to the public.

 

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