International Writing Program (IWP) @ Iowa City Book Festival: Habib Tengour & Pierre Joris

Oct 20, 2021

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A

123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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International Writing Program (IWP) 2021 Fall Resident Habib Tengour (Algeria)
& Pierre Joris (Luxembourg, IWP '87)
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 7PM CST (GMT-6)

Iowa City Book Festival (Oct. 18-24) partners with IWP for an event with poets and translators Habib Tengour and Pierre Joris. Fall 2021 IWP participant Tengour, from Algeria, has published more than 20 volumes of writing, including the recent poetry collection, La Sandale d'Empédocle. He will be joined by Joris, a prolific poet and translator, whose most recent works are Fox-trails, -tales, & -trots: Poems & Proses, and Memory Rose into Threshold Speech, which gathers the poet Paul Celan's first four books and completes Joris’s project to translate all of Celan’s work from German into English. Joris and Tengour are also the co-editors of vol. 4 of the Poems for the Millennium anthology series, The University of California Book of North African Literature (2013).

Join them at the Iowa City Public Library or please register to join them on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fx-s2dHrRDGUJZCmJHWcBQ

Free and all are invited!

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