Poet Fady Joudah to give reading

Thursday, May 2
Griffin 3

Fady Joudah is a Palestinian American poet, translator, essayist, and physician. He is the author of six collections of poems, most recently the enigmatically titled […], which came out with Milkweed Editions in March 2024. His writing has received many awards, including the Yale Younger Poets Prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Arab American Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a PEN Translation Award. His new book, […], has just been awarded the Jackson Poetry Prize, one of the most generous and prestigious prizes given to American poets. The judges “celebrate … Joudah’s significant and evolving body of work, distinguished by his courage to speak in the face of the unspeakable, in poems of lyric concision and intensity. “I write for the future,” Joudah tells us, “because my present is demolished.”

This event is organized by Arabic Studies and the Department of English, with support from American Studies, Asian American Studies, Global Studies, The Gaudino Fund, The Oakley Center, and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.