Please join us for a reading & conversation on writing poetry through exile, asylum, and diaspora with poets JinJin Xu and Abdul Samad Haidari on Sunday, September 13th at 9pm ET.
To attend, please register in advance with this link: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkceGuqzguH9YKSh-pulopqKGglGPv8IlT. You will then receive an email with the event link and information on how to join.
JinJin Xu is a writer and filmmaker from Shanghai. Her work can be found in The Margins, The Common, Berlin’s Harun Farocki Institute, and NYC’s Immigrant Artist Biennial. She is the 2020 winner of the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Prize and a finalist for the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award. A previous Thomas J. Watson Fellow, she is currently an MFA candidate in Poetry at NYU, where she received the Lillian Vernon Fellowship and teaches ballet/poetry workshops. Her chapbook THERE IS STILL SINGING IN THE AFTERLIFE won the inaugural Own Voices Chapbook Prize selected by Aria Aber and is forthcoming in November 2020 from Radix Media.
Abdul Samad Haidari is an Afghan journalist, humanitarian-aid worker, and a poet. He currently resides in Indonesia as a refugee. Abdul Samad has authored a book of poetry called “The Red Ribbon” which is the top ten best sellers in Indonesia. Abdul was invited to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in 2019. He attended several literary festivals in Jakarta and spoke in various human rights panel discussions with the UNHCR, IOM, and in other refugee-focused discussion groups. He is currently working on his PTSD book and has a few books of poetry, ready for editing to be published. Abdul can be reached at: email@example.com