Illuminated Verses Archive

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March 19, 2011

Bruce Lawrence
Reading
March 19, 2011

Duke University professor Bruce Lawrence offers an introduction to the poetic style and aural beauty of the Qur’an and discusses the challenge of translating archaic Arabi

April 26, 2011

Mohammed Bennis
Reading
April 26, 2011

Born in 1948 in Fez, Morocco, internationally acclaimed poet and professor of Arabic poetry Mohammed Bennis reads from his work and discusses his life in poetry with translator and

April 28, 2011

Kewulay Kamara
Reading
April 28, 2011

Joined by West African Jali musicians, Kewulay Kamara discusses, performs and screens segments of his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only

May 03, 2011

Reading
May 03, 2011

Often exiled or sold into slavery in ancient times, Arab-language poets have literally suffered for their art. Noted literary scholar Muhsin al-Musawi

May 05, 2011

Reza Aslan
Reading
May 05, 2011

Internationally-acclaimed writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan gives an overview of the history of Islam and the different languages and poetic traditions of the Islamic worl

May 07, 2011

Conversation
May 07, 2011

This day-long symposium on the poetries of the Islamic world brings together scholars, poets and writers from around the globe and features panel discussions and performances of classical, sung and