Come to City of Asylum for a poetry reading with Iraqi writer Dunya Mikhail.
Dunya Mikhail was born in Iraq in 1965 and came to the United States in 1996. She has six books in Arabic, three in English, and one in Italian. They include The Iraqi Nights, Diary of A Wave Outside the Sea, and The War Works Hard. She also edited a pamphlet of Iraqi poetry titled 15 Iraqi Poets.
Ms. Mikhail’s honors include the Kresge Fellowship, Arab American Book Award, and the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. The War Works Hard was shortlisted for Griffin, and named one of “Twenty-Five Books to Remember from 2005” by the New York Public Library. She is the co-founder of Mesopotamian Forum for Art and Culture in Michigan and currently works as an Arabic special lecturer at Oakland University in Michigan.
The free Poetry Reading with Dunya Mikhail will be held TONIGHT, Friday, July 31, at 8:00 pm in City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent, located at 318 Sampsonia Way. For more information, or to reserve your free seat, view the Poetry Reading: Dunya Mikhail event page, email Karen Simpson, or call 412-323-0278.