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Sat, Mar 12


Kiva Room in Student Union

Murat Nemet-Nejat & David Weiss

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Murat Nemet-Nejat & David Weiss

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2022, 4:00 PM

Kiva Room in Student Union, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA


About the Event

Murat Nemet-Nejat is the editor and translator of Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman, 2004). Poet, translator, essayist, his many books include The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman, 2011), Animals of Dawn (Talisman, 2016), Io’s Song (Chax, 2019); the translations Orhan Veli. I, Orhan Veli (Hanging Loose, 1989). Seyhan Erözçelik, Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman, 2010), Ece Ayhan.  A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (Sun and Moon Press, 1997; Green Integer, 2016), Birhan Keskin. Y’ol (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018); the essays “Questions of Accent” (The Exquisite Corpse, 1993; Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998, Black Sparrow Press, 1999), “A Godless Sufism,” (Talisman, 1995), The Peripheral Space of Photography (Green Integer, 2004), “Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda (Letters for Olson, edited by Benjamin Hollander, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), “A Dialogue with Olga” (Olga Chernysheva / Vague Accent,  The Drawing Center, 2016).

David Weiss is the Assistant Director at Chax Press & serves on the board of POG, a community poetry & arts organization, both located in Tucson Arizona. His recent poems have appeared in the journals BlazeVOX & Alienocene. David’s book length poem In Memoriam: in enquiry was published by Chax Press in early 2022.

A self-described inveterate reader, he claims no authority or expertise. Instead, he prefers to emphasize the essential heterogenous community that makes the often solitary tradition of writing poetry a joyous one.

This  reading will take part at 4pm Arizona Time, it will not be live streamed but will part of the Tucson Festival of Books. A video recording of this event will uploaded to our YouTube channel within a day or two of the event.  

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