About the event

What is the meaning of poetry in the aftermath of irrational and unthinkable violence? Bosnian poet and cultural critic Damir Arsenijevic will discuss the public poetry he has worked on in Bosnia-Hercegovina, centered around memory and memorialization of the dead and missing at Srebrenica and other sites of genocidal massacre. He will be joined in conversation by Ammiel Alcalay (English, The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY) and Colette Dauite (Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY). Poet and scholar Meena Alexander (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Iraqi poet and translator Sinan Antoon will begin the evening by reading a poem in memory of Al-Mutanabbi Street.