Reading: The Poetry of Anna Moschovakis, Samira Negrouche and Kristin Prevallet

Thu, June 2, 2011 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Literature and the arts, poetry in particular, have the uncanny ability to transcend bounderies, geographies and histories. They are aesthetic forms that are at once bound by social relations, contemporary and local tastes, but have the potential to be resilient across time, capturing the universal instinct of survival. In the spirit of engaging in conversations among writers of different backgrounds, and who have an interest in promoting cross-cultural encounters, Alwan presents yet another event in its series of great conversations that highlights the art of poetic writing.

Free and Open to the Public

Anna Moschovakis's recent books are "You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake" (poems) and "The Jokers," a translation of "La violence et la dérision" by Albert Cossery. She is a member of the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse.

Samira Negrouche is a French speaking Algerian poet, living in Algiers. She is the author of several poetry collections, amongst others: “À l’ombre de Grenade,” “Iridienne” and “Cabinet Secret” (a book-work with Enan Burgos). Negrouche also translates Arabic poetry and has worked on interdisciplinary projects in many media. Her most recent lecture/show, “sans précaution,” was presented with the Greek singer Angélique Ionatos at the Musée des Moulages in Lyon. Her latest book is “le jazz des oliviers (avec 9 œuvres de Yves Olry)” (Tell, Algeria).

Kristin Prevallet is the author of four books of poetry including "I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time" (Essay Press), and the edited volume, "A Helen Adam Reader" (The National Poetry Foundation). A former contributing member of the DoubleChange collective, she has translated works by Sony Labou Tansi and Sandra Moussempes, and received a 2004 PEN translation fund award. She works as a hypnotherapist and is currently finishing her next collection of poems, "Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn."


Alwan's Literary Programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Last updated: 2011-11-30 03:09:27

Samira Negrouche
Samira Negrouche
Anna Moschovakis
Anna Moschovakis
Kristen Prevallet
Kristen Prevallet

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