Reading: Mona Kareem

Mona Kareem
Monday, Nov 15 2021, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, CAPA Symposium
Literature Evenings—Fall 2021
Monday, Nov 15 2021 7:00 AM Monday, Nov 15 2021 8:00 AM America/New_York Reading: Mona Kareem Mona Kareem is a writer, literary scholar, and literary translator working between Arabic and English. She is the author of three poetry collections, and most recently, the trilingual chapbook “Femme Ghosts.” She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and is a Translator-in-Residence at Princeton University. Her translations include Octavia Butler’s Kindred into Arabic (Takween Publishing); Ashraf Fayadh’s Instructions Within (The Operating System), longlisted for the BTBA 2017 awards; and Ra’ad Abdulqadir’s selected poems, Except for This Unseen Thread. Reading followed by Q&A. CAPA Symposium Bennington College

Mona Kareem is the author of three poetry collections. She is a research fellow at the Center for Humanities at Tufts University (2021-2022) and a recipient of a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts literary grant. Her most recent publication Femme Ghosts is a trilingual chapbook published by Publication Studio in Fall 2019. Her work has been translated into nine languages and appears in Brooklyn Rail, Michigan Quarterly, Fence, Ambit, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Asymptote, Words Without Borders, Poetry International, PEN English, Modern Poetry in Translation, Two Lines, and Specimen. Kareem held fellowships and residencies with Princeton University, Poetry International, Arab-American National Museum, Norwich Center, and Forum Transregionale Studien. She has been a featured writer at festivals and conferences in Cairo, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Seoul, Copenhagen, and the United States.

Kareem holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has taught at Princeton, University of Maryland College Park, SUNY Binghamton, Rutgers, and Bronx Community College. She was an affiliated research fellow at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies at the Freie Universität of Berlin. Kareem’s English translation of Ashraf Fayadh’s Instructions Within was nominated for the Best Translated Book Award in 2016 and was reprinted by English PEN in 2017. Her selected translations of Iraqi poet Ra’ad Abdulqadir were published by Ugly Duckling Presse in Spring 2021. Her Arabic translation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred was released by Takween publishing in Fall 2020.

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