Poetry Forum Workshop led by Shadab Zeest Hashmi 3-30-14

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COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!

Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
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1:30-4:30 — Third Floor Seminar Room (NOTE ROOM CHANGE)
Note that the Poetry Forum will meet on the FIFTH Sunday for this month only, in the 3rd floor Seminar Room. We will revert to our usual FOURTH Sunday schedule in Room 108 next month.

Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s Baker of Tarifa, a book based on the history of interfaith tolerance in Al Andalus (Muslim Spain), won the 2011 San Diego Book Award for poetry. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart prize multiple times, translated into Spanish and Urdu, and have appeared in Poetry International, Vallum, Nimrod, The Bitter Oleander, The Cortland Review, The Adirondack Review, Hubbub, RHINO, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, Spillway, and are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Drunken Boat and other places. She represents Pakistan on UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry, and has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence. She is a guest columnist for 3 Quarks Daily. Kohl and Chalk is her new book of poems.

 

TOPIC:  Making a Point in Two Lines: The Challenge of the Modern Ghazal.  The Ghazal  is a form whose aesthetics allow it to make a grand gesture in merely two lines. How does a successful Ghazal string these “independent, epigrammatic” couplets without sounding archaic or sentimental? In this workshop, we’ll take a brief look at the rich tradition of the Ghazal in Urdu and explore some well-crafted Ghazals by contemporary American poets.

 

Bring 17 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.  *$5 – $10 donation appreciated.

 

This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council

and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

 

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RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Albert DeGenova and Shadab Zeest Hashmi 3-28-14

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

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Albert DeGenova is a poet, editor, teacher, and blues saxophonist.  He is the author of two books of poetryand two chapbooks. Timberline Press will publish his third full-length book, A Good Hammer, in 2014.  In June of 2000 he launched the literary/arts journal After Hours, for which he continues as publisher and editor.  DeGenova received his MFA in Writing from Spalding University, Louisville.

 

Shadab Zeest Hashmi’s Baker of Tarifa, a book based on the history of interfaith tolerance in Al Andalus (Muslim Spain), won the 2011 San Diego Book Award for poetry. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart prize multiple times, translated into Spanish and Urdu, and have appeared in Poetry International, Vallum, Nimrod, The Bitter Oleander, The Cortland Review, The Adirondack Review, Hubbub, RHINO, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, Spillway, and are forthcoming in Prairie SchoonerDrunken Boat and other places. She represents Pakistan on UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry, and has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence. She is a guest columnist for 3 Quarks DailyKohl and Chalk is her new book of poems.

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