Dunya Mikhail, celebrated Iraqi poet, will read and discuss her poetry. With irony and subversive simplicity, Mikhail addresses themes of war, exile, and loss, using forms such as reportage, fable, and lyric. Before immigrating to the States in the mid- 1990s, she worked as a Literary Editor, translator and journalist for the Baghdad Observer until being placed on Saddam Hussein’s enemies list. Mikhail speaks and writes in Arabic, Assyrian and English. Her work includes several collections of poetry: The Iraqi Nights, Diary of A Wave Outside the Sea, and The War Works Hard, and has appeared in numerous poetry journals and anthologies.
Tuesday, May 5 | 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Sawyer Library, Sawyer 307, Mabie Room