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2015: Poets House on The PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour special correspondent Francesca Maxime reports on actor Bill Murray‘s love of poetry – and Poets House (Broadcast December 15, 2015)

2011: Reza Aslan

An excerpt from internationally-acclaimed writer Reza Aslan‘s presentation From Tablet to Pen: The Literary History of Islam

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Kewulay Kamara

Kewulay Kamara discusses African oral and written traditions, and his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only written copy was destroyed in the Sierra Leone Civil War, as part of his presentation The Travelling Word: A West African Epic

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Mohammed Bennis

Internationally acclaimed poet and professor of Arabic poetry Mohammed Bennis reads from his work in Arabic, translated into English by poet Pierre Joris as part of the presentation Transmutations with Moroccan Poet Mohammed Bennis.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Bruce Lawrence on the Language of the Qur’an

An excerpt from Duke University professor Bruce Lawrence‘s introduction to the poetic style and aural beauty of the Qur’an and challenge of translating archaic Arabic into modern-day English.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World