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Poetry: Omar Berrada and Sarah Riggs CANCELED

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Due to storm-related difficulties, this reading has been canceled. We are currently working on rescheduling the event.

The John Ashbery Poetry Series Presents Omar Berrada and Sarah Riggs reading from their work, including bilingual translations from the Arabic and French.

Sarah Riggs is the author of Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck, 2012), 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), Waterwork (Chax Press, 2007), and Chain of Minuscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street Editions, 2007). Currently she is at work on a series of film poems, “Hudson,” “Brest,” “Brooklyn” and “Skye.” Her book of essays, Word Sightings: Poetry and Visual Media in Stevens, Bishop, and O’Hara, was published by Routledge in 2002. She has translated or co-translated from the French the poets Isabelle Garron, Marie Borel, Etel Adnan, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and, most recently, Oscarine Bosquet. A member of the bilingual poetry collective Double Change, and founder of the interart non-profit Tamaas, she lives in Paris, where she is a professor at NYU-in-France.

Writer and translator Omar Berrada grew up in Casablanca and lives between France and Morocco, where he directs the library and translation center at Dar al-Ma’mûn in Marrakech. He is a member of the bilingual poetry collective Double Change and of the intercultural arts non-profit Tamaas. He has translated, alone or in company, usually into French, sometimes into English, texts by Jennifer Moxley, Rod Mengham, Oscarine Bosquet, Lisa Jarnot, Sarah Riggs, Kathleen Fraser, Abdessalam Ben Abdelali, Stanley Cavell, Nicola Gardini, Robert Glück, Safaa Fathy, Kristin Prevallet, Joan Retallack, Avital Ronell, Adrienne Rich, Forrest Gander, Marie Borel, Jalal Toufic. He recently edited, with Erik Bullot, Expanded Translation—A Treason Treatise (Sharjah Art Foundation, 2011) and, with Yto Barrada, Album—Cinémathèque de Tanger (Virreina/LDC, 2012).



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Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema