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What the World’s Silence Says: A Reading With Gazan Poet Yahya Ashour

Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall, room 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Join UCLA English for a poetry reading and conversation with Gazan poet Yahya Ashour. Yahya Ashour, born in Gaza City on April 22nd, 1998, is a touring poet and awarded author. He’s a 2022 honorary fellow in writing at the University of Iowa. His recent poetry e-book, titled “A Gaza of Siege & Genocide,” was published by Mizna in March 2024. Ashour has also authored a poetry collection and a children’s book in Arabic, along with contributing to numerous printed anthologies and online journals worldwide. His works have been translated into several languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Japanese, and Bengali. Since October 2023, he has presented his poetry and talked about Gaza at several organizations and 30 universities across the United States, including Princeton, Stanford, and Cornell.

The talk will be followed by a Q & A moderated by Mona Simpson, Professor of English at UCLA.

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Jun 3
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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UCLA Department of English
(310) 206-4030
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Royce Hall, room 314
10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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