No matter where you stand on Earth, look up and you’ll see the same sky as everyone else. The stars and planets have been a source of wonder and mystery for thousands of years. People from every culture have pondered the night sky in amazement and have been moved and inspired. There are three nights for you to enjoy.
Free Event,Walk-ups Welcome
Arabic and French
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: Meet the poets from 6:00–6:30pm, readings start at 6:30pm
Fee: Free Reserve your seat now.
Age: Age: For all ages
Reading Poetry this month: Reading Poetry this month: Guest poet Ibaa Ismail and poets from the greater Detroit area will read their poems in Arabic. Dr. Mohamed Daassa will also lead University of Michigan-Flint student volunteers reading poems in Arabic and French (poems will be read first in Arabic/French, then explained/translated in English).
Ibaa Ismail: Arabic
Ibaa Ismail published her first collection of poems in Arabic “Horses of Light and Alienation”, then “Songs of the Soul” and “The Light of My Nation”, a collection of poems for children, then “Inflammations of An Emigrant”. Her latest collection is “I Sing The Dove’s Song to the Nation”. Ibaa’s poems were included in a number of anthologies, such as The Anthology of Arab American Poetry. She participated in many evening literary performances and symposiums sponsored by different American and Arab American cultural organizations.
U of M-Flint students will also be presenting in Arabic and French.
Poetry Under the Stars is brought to you in partnership by: UM-flint Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures and Longway Planetarium
Sponsored in part by:Dr. Jamile T. Lawand, on behalf of the “Middle Eastern” Studies Program at the University of Michigan-Flint