Open Books: Persis Karim

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Poet and scholar Persis Karim discusses poetry and poetic translation, the emergence of Iranian-American literature and its connection to longstanding political tensions between Iran and the U.S. She will read from her own poetry and translations as well as discuss the way Iran's rich literary tradition has influenced her as a poet, writer and editor. Related exhibit: Bridging Cultures: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World, Main Library, Skylight Gallery, now through May 24. This program and exhibition is presented by Poets House and City Lore in partnership with the American Library Association and the San Francisco Public Library. It is funded by the Bridging Cultures Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, additional support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, in partnership with the Arab Cultural and Community Center of San Francisco.

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