april, 2019

08apr7:00 pmReading and book signing by Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck


Event Details

WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7 pm
WHERE: Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
FREE EVENT! Books available for purchase at Moon Palace Books
Mizna teams up with Poetry Asylum & Moon Palace Books to present a reading from Dubai-based poet Zeina Hashem Beck (Louder Than Hearts, Bauhan Publishing). Mizna has published Beck’s poetry in the locally produced literary journal, Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab America. Zeina will be accompanied by an exciting lineup of local artists including acclaimed poet and playwright Ifrah Mansour, award-winning playwright Willie Nour, poet, rapper, and comedian Nader Helmy, and film curator and poet Valérie Déus.
Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet whose second full-length collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of two chapbooks, 3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and There Was and How Much There Was, a smith|doortop Laureate’s Choice, selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Her first book, To Live in Autumn, won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her work won Best of the Net, was included in Bettering American Poetry, was nominated for the Pushcart, and has appeared in Mizna, Ploughshares, Poetry, the Academy of American Poets, and World Literature Today, among others. Her poem, “Maqam,” won Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Frederick Bock Prize. She lives in Dubai, where she has founded the poetry collective PUNCH.zeinahashembeck.com
Praise for Louder Than Hearts
“Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck delivers a tour de force in her second collection, inviting the reader to join her in the emotional interstices between the Arab and Western worlds that she inhabits and embodies.”
— World Literature Today
“Here, as always in the poetry of Zeina Hashem Beck the world pliés before us in all of its ruthless beauty and terror.” — Best American Poetry


(Monday) 7:00 pm CST


Moon Palace Books

3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis MN