November 6 | 7:00 pm
Writers Read presents Iman Mersal
Monday Nov 6 at 7pm in MB9D
1600 Rue de Maisonneuve Ouest, Concordia, downtown campus
Iman Mersal will join us for a reading and a panel discussion alongside Alexei Perry Cox and Emma Haraké. Iman will read her poetry in Arabic, its original language. It will then be read in English by one of the panelists.
Currently Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Alberta, Iman Mersal is the author of five books of Arabic poetry, selections from which have been translated into numerous languages. In English translation, her poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, Parnassus, Paris Review, and The Nation, among others. The Threshold, a selection of Mersal’s work translated into English by Robyn Creswell, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2022, and was shortlisted for the 2023 Griffin Poetry Prize. Mersal is the recipient of the 2021 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Literature for her creative nonfiction work Traces of Enayat. Robin Moger’s translation of Traces was published by And Other Stories (UK), in August 2023.