International Writers Series: Mona Kareem

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 5:30pm

Join the International Writers Series for an evening of poetry in translation with poet, translator, and scholar Mona Kareem. She will be joined in conversation by Safa Khatib, Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature.

Mona Kareem photo

In the words of her translator Sara Elkamel, Mona Kareem is “the author of an impossibly fluid cartography.” This event will focus on the trajectory of Kareem’s poetics across her three internationally acclaimed books: Mornings Washed by Thirst’s WaterAbsence with Amputated Fingers and What I Sleep for Today. Moving between her poems in both their Arabic original and Elkamel’s English translations, the conversation will approach larger questions about the relationship between poetry, perception, imagination, and geopolitics.   

Copies of the author's book will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of Subterranean Books.

Free and open to all, registration requested.

Event address: 
Washington University
John M. Olin Library, Ginkgo Reading Room
I Will Not Fold These Maps By Mona Kareem, Sara Elkamel (Translator) Cover Image
By Mona Kareem, Sara Elkamel (Translator)
ISBN: 9781739894832
Availability: On our shelves now (while supplies last)
Published: Poetry Translation Centre - May 11th, 2023