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Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole

Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole

Ali, Taha Muhammad • Cole, Peter
Title: Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole
Reading Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008

Welcome and Introduction-12823

Description:

by Frances Sjoberg

Opening Remarks and "Warning"-12824

Description:

Read in Arabic and English.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. So What. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2006.

"Abd el-Hadi Fights a Superpower"-12825

Description:

Read in Arabic and English.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. So What. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2006.

"Sabha's Rope"-12826

Description:

Read in Arabic and English.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. So What. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2006.

Ali on his motivation for writing "Abd el-Hadi Fights a Superpower" and "Sabha's Rope" -12827

"Meeting at an Airport"-12828

Description:

Read in Arabic and English.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. So What. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2006.

Excerpts from "Twigs" and "The Dream" (from "Three Qasidas")-12829

Description:

Read in Arabic and English. "The Dream" differs slightly from published version.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. So What. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2006.

Ali on his friend Qasim; "Fooling the Killers"-12830

Description:

Read in Arabic and English.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. So What. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2006.

"Nothing More"-12831

Description:

Read in Arabic and English.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. So What. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2006.

"Revenge"-12832

Description:

Read in Arabic and English.


Annotation:

Ali, Taha Muhammad. Trans. Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi and Gabriel Levin. "Revenge." TWO LINES #14: World Writing in Translation. Ed. Zack Rogow. 2007.

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Reading Date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center, UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Inner Connection
Location(s): UA Poetry Center

Taha Muhammad Ali reads primarily from his book So What (2006) in the original Arabic, with Peter Cole reading each poem's translation in English.

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