Under Siege: Poetry From Bosnia

Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry From Bosnia book cover
with Chris Agee, Ammiel Alcalay, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Semezdin Mehmedinovic
Date and Time: 
October 27, 1998 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM

This bilingual reading and panel discussion on poetry in a time of war features contributors to Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry From Bosnia. Published by Bloodaxe Books in England, it is the first anthology to appear in a foreign language since the outbreak of war and genocide following the independence of Bosnia- Herzegovina in 1992. It brings together the country’s most distinguished poets and––spanning a period of fifty years––evokes a land ravaged by the worst war crimes on European soil since the Second World War.

Editor and translator Chris Agee and translators Ammiel Alcalay and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill join one of Bosnia's leading poets, Semezdin Mehmedinovic, to read and discuss this wartime work.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations