Adnan Al Sayegh – Anba Jawi –
Danielle Maisano – Mehrangiz Rassapour
Plus Open Mic and Discussion
Adnan Al Sayegh. Born in Iraq he has published twelve poetry collections and won several international awards. His poetry has been translated into six languages and he has appeared at festivals world-wide. His bi-lingual collection is Pages from the Biography of an Exile (Arc, 2016).
Anba Jawi is a contributor to the first TLC Free Reads Anthology (2019) and her short stories and fiction reviews appeared in Alaalem an Iraqi newspaper. Anba was one of the pioneering women geologists in Iraq and holds a PhD from University College London. She worked in the refugee sector for over twenty years.
Danielle Maisano Originally from Michigan, she is a novelist, poet and journalist. Her debut novel, The Ardent Witness (Victorina Press, 2019) was an award-winning finalist for the 2019 International Book Awards fiction category.
Mehrangiz Rassapour was born in Iran (Khoramabad). Her three collections of poetry in Persian were published in Iran, England and Germany. Her poems ‘Stoning’ and ‘Lash’ have been widely translated. She is the editor of Vajeh (Word) a literature and culture magazine.
Host: Denise Saul, poet