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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Joan Margarit and his poetic rationalism

Starts:
5:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ends:
6:30 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012
Location:
College of Arts and Sciences,725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 211
There are poets whom maturity leaves without any literary affairs, and there are poets for whom maturity becomes the main affair. Joan Margarit belongs to this second type, a poet in the most classic tradition, a widely read poet and an avid reader himself, sober and intense, but above all courageous in a way that is very unusual among poets (but frequent in excellent ones). Sponsored by Instituto Cervantes Boston and Voces Hispánicas/ Hispanic Voices, an initiative of the Department of Romance Studies, Boston University, made possible by the generosity of Santander Universities Global Division.