Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Poet Suheir Hammad @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

Poet Suheir Hammad, making a rare appearance, headlines @ Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, @ One and One Bar/Restaurant, Nexus Lounge, Manhattan, NYC.

Suheir Hammad, one of the most important voices of our generation, is the author "breaking poems," recipient of a 2009 American Book Award, and the Arab American Book award for Poetry 2009. Her other books are "ZaatarDiva", "Born Palestinian, Born Black" and "Drops of This Story." Her work has been widely anthologized and also adapted for theater. Her produced plays include "Blood Trinity" and "breaking letter(s)," and she wrote the libretto for the multimedia performance "Re-Orientalism." An original writer and performer in the TONY award winning Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Suheir appears in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection, "Salt of This Sea." She is the Artist in Residency at the NYU's APA Institute for 2010.

The Inspired Word is New York City's hottest new spoken word poetry series that happens every Thursday night in downtown Manhattan, produced by longtime writer/journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner.

Videographer: Elaine Delehant

Music by Oveous: "Want To Be Happy"

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