March 16, 2012

Cultural Awareness Series: Hayan Charara and An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry

Join us for “Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry” with Hayan Charara on Monday, March 19, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Rodman Hall, Conference Room A.

As a teenager, Hayan Charara was thrilled to see his first published poem a few pages away from a piece by influential beat scribe Allen Ginsberg. The experience energized and inspired the poet, who ultimately would author two books and emerge as a dynamic literary voice. Charara is the author of two poetry books, The Alchemist’s Diary (Hanging Loose Press, 2001), and The Sadness of Others (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). He is also the editor of Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2008).