Reading Allowed

Lyn Coffin, and Laz Slomowits on the work of Mohsen Emadi

A Cross Cultural Collaboration

Sunday • March 2 • 3pm

U District store


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The work of Mohsen Emadi, a poet in exile from Iran, will be featured with Lyn Coffin, his translator, and Laszlo Slomovits, who has set his poetry to music, in a multi-layered performance of Emadi's work. This reading is set against the backdrop of classic Persian poetry, especially that of Rumi and Hafiz, whose legacy is brought into the present in Emadi's poems. The presenters also discuss their backgrounds (Muslim, Christian, and Jewish), and their cross-cultural collaboration.

Though originally scheduled, Mohsen Emadi regrets that he will miss this event.

Lyn Coffin, and Laz Slomowits on the work of Mohsen Emadi Mohsen Emadi is a Persian poet and translator. Emadi is the founder and editor of several Iranian websites including Ahmad Shamlou and The House of World Poets, a Persian anthology of world poetry. Emadi's poetry appeared in Atlanta Review (2009), and 2010, he won a Finnish Literature Exchange for his translation of the book The Anthology of Finnish Poetry. He won the international prize of Poesia de Miedo in October 2010.

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