Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh on Translating Poet Garous Abdolmalekian via Zoom (4/18)

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Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, whose latest collection is LEAN AGAINST THIS LATE HOUR (Penguin Books), will be explored by his translators, Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, as part of the Us & Them Reading Series, via Zoom (meeting ID 584 655 477) on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET).

LEAN AGAINST THIS LATE HOUR is the first selection of poems by renowned Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian to appear in English, this collection is a mesmerizing, disorienting descent into the trauma of loss and its aftermath. In spare lines, Abdolmalekian conjures surreal, cinematic images that pan wide as deftly as they narrow into intimate focus. Time is a thread come unspooled: pain arrives before the wound, and the dead wait for sunrise.

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Posted: April 17, 2020