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Halal If You Hear Me: Muslims and Literature Today
Start Date: 3/1/2017Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 3/1/2017

Event Description
Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, photographer and performer. While on a Fulbright studying theater in post-violent contexts she created a Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, BuzzFeed Reader, PEN Poetry Series, Academy of American Poets, The Margins, and Gulf Coast. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her chapbook "After" was released on Yes Yes Books fall of 2015.

Safia Elhillo’s first full-length collection, The January Children, is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press in March 2017. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, she received an MFA in poetry at the New School. Safia is a Pushcart Prize nominee, co-winner of the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize, and winner of the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem and The Conversation, among others. In addition to appearing in several journals and anthologies including “The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop,” her work has been translated into Arabic and Greek.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Hudson Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Mary Martin
Phone: 503-370-6061
Email: memartin2@willamette.edu
Safia Elhillo, poet and author of the forthcoming The January Children.
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and open to the public.
Event Sponsor(s):
Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, English Department, and the Politics Department.

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