Holloway Series in Poetry: Farid Matuk reading with Jessica Laser

Reading - Literary | November 8 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 Maude Fife

 Farid Matuk; Jessica Laser

 Department of English

The Holloway Series in Poetry and Mixed Blood invite you to join us for a reading and talk by Farid Matuk on Wednesday, November 8. The Mixed Blood talk, "Having Been of the Type: Taking Up Orlando Patterson’s Call to Reimagine Freedom," will be held at 4pm in 306 Wheeler Hall, followed by a reading featuring Farid Matuk and Jessica Laser at 6:30 in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler).

Farid Matuk is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine), which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Arab American Book Awards and named a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award by the Poetry Society of America. He has also written several chapbooks, including My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta) and Don't Call It Reginald Denny (Society Editions). Matuk's poems and translations from Spanish appear in journals such as Floor: A Journal of Aesthetic Experiments, Boundary 2, The Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry, Kadar Koli, and Translation Review. His second full-length collection of poems, The Real Horse, is forthcoming in 2018 from the University of Arizona Press. He teaches English at the University of Arizona.

Jessica Laser is the author of Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides (Letter Machine Editions, forthcoming) and two chapbooks. She lives and studies English literature in Berkeley, CA.