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Literary Partners Program: ‘Antarah’s War Songs: A Reading

Sep 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Award-winning translators James E. Montgomery and Richard Sieburth read from War Songs, their new translation of the poetry of ʿAntarah ibn Shaddād (6th century AD). ʿAntarah is widely considered one of the Arabic language’s greatest poets. In War Songs, his voice resonates in vibrant, contemporary English, intoning its eternal truths: commitment to one’s beliefs, loyalty to kith and kin, and fidelity in love. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.


This event is made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partners Program. Poets House is an ADA accessible facility.


Admission Free and open to the public Sponsored By The Library of Arabic Literature


Sep 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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