Join us on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 2:00pm Central for a generative workshop with featured poet Maya Salameh.
Ritual as Origin
Exploring ritual as a (non-geographical) location of provenance. Poetry and ritual are two ancient technologies – what (not where) are you from?
This reading is sponsored by the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Arkansas.
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Recommended for attendees 16 years and above.
Maya Salameh is the author of HOW TO MAKE AN ALGORITHM IN THE MICROWAVE (University of Arkansas Press, 2022) and rooh (Paper Nautilus Press, 2020). She is the youngest-ever winner of the 2022 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize and a Finalist for the 2022 Previously Published Poetry Prize and 2020 Sublingua Prize for Poetry. They have served as a National Student Poet, America’s highest honor for youth poets, and received fellowships from the William Male Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, the Markaz Resource Center, and Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in POETRY, The Rumpus, AGNI, Asian American Writer’s Workshop, KPBS, and the LA Times, among others. She can be found @mayaslmh or at mayasalameh.com.
SPONSORS: Support for Open Mouth Literary Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from our supporters on Patreon.