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Semezdin Mehmedinović

Semezdin Mehmedinović

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin
Title: Semezdin Mehmedinović
Reading Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Introduction-10785

Description:

by Theresa Sotto

Opening Remarks and "Corpse"-10787

Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Loss"-10789

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Corpse"-10791

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"August, 1989"-10793

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Alifakovac"-10795

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Stranger"-10797

Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Deserter"-10799

Description:

Differs slightly from published version.


Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"A Martyr's Resting Place"-10801

Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Kids"-10803

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"War"-10805

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Datumi"-10807

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo blues: pojmovnik opsjednutog grada. Ljubljana: Vodnikova domacija, 1993.

"Dates"-10809

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Sarajevo Blues. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 1998.

"Nine Alexandrias"-10811

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"Sufism"-10813

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"Pound"-10815

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"East and West"-10817

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"Functions of the Heart"-10819

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"JFK"-10821

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"Myth and Text"-10823

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"Moorish Fountain"-10825

Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"Open Dialogue"-10827

Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

"For the Sorrow of a Continent"-10829

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Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

Excerpts from "This Door is Not an Exit"-10831

Description:

"In one of those parking lots in McLean..."; "In the garden of a restaurant in a reddish colored..."; "Desolate February morning, I stumble..."


Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

Excerpts from "This Door is Not an Exit"-10833

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"I stop brooding as soon as I..."; "I never had a house of my own..."


Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

Excerpt from "This Door is Not an Exit"-10835

Description:

"Ramona and I fold sheets in the..." Read first in the original Bosnian, then in English translation.


Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

Excerpt from "This Door is Not an Exit"-10837

Description:

"At the fish market on the Potomac I think of my..." Read first in the original Bosnian, then in English translation.


Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

Excerpt from "This Door is Not an Exit"-10839

Description:

"The sun went down right..." Read first in the original Bosnian, then in English translation.


Annotation:

Mehmedinovic, Semezdin. Nine Alexandrias. Trans. Ammiel Alcalay. San Francisco: City Lights, 2003.

Question and Answer Session 1-10841

Question and Answer Session 2-10843

Question and Answer Session 3-10845

Reading Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Semezdin Mehmedinović reads poems from Sarajevo Blues (1998) and Nine Alexandrias (2003).

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