The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in collaboration with Poetry magazine and the Corcoran present "I am the beggar of the world" on Wednesday, July 31.
Join journalist/poet Eliza Griswold and photographer/filmmaker Seamus Murphy for readings of Landay: Afghan folk poems by women about drones, war, sex, rage, love—an ancient form with modern content. Readings of the poems will be followed by a screening of Murphy's short film "Snake" and a moderated Q&A.
Wednesday, July 31
Corcoran Gallery of Art - College of Art + Design
500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Please use New York Avenue entrance
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. RSVP at http://afghan-women-poetry.eventbrite.com/
Learn more about Eliza and Seamus's reporting project Afghanistan: On Love and Suicide.
The entire June issue of Poetry magazine is dedicated to Landays selected by Eliza, and features explanatory text from her and images by Seamus.