Windows/Shababeek: A Sukoon Virtual Reading
Date(s) - 06/06/2020
AANM presents a Sukoon bilingual live reading around the theme of Windows/Shababeek, curated and hosted by Sukoon founding editor Rewa Zeinati, and featuring an incredible lineup of Arab writers and poets: Zeyn Joukhadar, Zeina Hashem Beck, Philip Metres, George Abraham, Sahar Mustafa, Zeina Azzam (Arabic) and Farah Chamma (Arabic).
We’ve spent the last several weeks observing life go back and forth to stillness, isolation, fear or healing, all through the windows of our homes (if we are privileged enough to have them). We’ve pondered other people’s lives existing behind their own windows. What joy or confusion or horror was multiplied? Join us for this bilingual poetry and fiction virtual live reading in collaboration with Sukoon, exploring—in the most broad or intimate sense—the various and infinite ways we interpret the barriers, filters or open fields we call “windows” and how these inform the light and shadows we allow or dissipate.
This virtual reading will be streamed live on AANM’s Facebook page, so be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event to be notified and tune in when the livestream goes up.
Rewa Zeinati is is a Lebanese American poet, writer and educator and the founding editor of Sukoon. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Bullets & Orchids (Corrupt Press, 2013) and her work is published in several journals and anthologies, including Prairie Schooner, Guernica, Diode, Grist, So To Speak, The Spectacle, Natural Bridge Journal, Quiddity, Mizna, Uncommon: Dubai, and Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by Refugees, among others. She’s lived in three countries and eight cities in the past decade, and now considers metro Detroit her new home.
Sukoon is an independent, online literary journal, publishing Arab-themed art and literature in English, by established and emerging artists, poets and writers of short stories and personal essays, reflecting the diversity and richness of the cultures of the Arab world. Learn more about Sukoon