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Meet Threa Almontaser, Rosati Visiting Writer


Mar 29 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual Only

Photo of Threa Almontaser beside an image of book cover of The Wild Fox of Yemen

Meet Threa Almontaser

A reading and conversation

Please join us as the 2021-22 Rosati Fellow and award-winning poet Threa Almontaser reads from her recent work. Maha Houssami, Interim Arabic Program Director and Lecturer in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke, will host a Q&A following the reading.

Duke University Libraries is pleased to welcome Ms. Almontaser to Duke and Durham as the recipient of the 2021-22 Rosati Fellowship. Ms. Almontaser holds an MFA and TESOL certification from NC State University. Her first full-length book of poetry, The Wild Fox of Yemen, was published by Graywolf Press in 2021 and has received widespread national recognition, including the Maya Angelou Book Award, the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize, and the Walt Whitman Prize from the American Academy of Poets, as well as being longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry and the PEN/Voelcker Award for a Poetry Collection.

Please register to attend on the Duke Library Event Page. Zoom details to participate will be sent to all registrants prior to the event. This event will NOT be recorded.

This event is sponsored by Duke University Libraries and co-sponsored by Duke's Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.


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