Poetry Discussion: “O” by Zeina Hashem Beck

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Venue

The Jefferson Market Library is delighted to announce an in-person poetry discussion group focused on the captivating collection “O” by Zeina Hashem Beck. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, from 4:30 PM to approximately 5:30 PM at the Jefferson Market Library.

Copies of Zeina Hashem Beck’s acclaimed 2022 poetry collection, “O,” are readily available at the library’s circulation desk. Poetry enthusiasts are encouraged to pick up a copy beforehand and come prepared for an engaging discussion. Participants are requested to have read the specified volume and bring their own copy to the meeting.

In this remarkable collection, Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck delves into profound themes such as faith, family, aging, and mental health. Through masterful execution of various poetic forms, including odes, triptychs, and ghazals (a lyric form originating in Arabic literature), as well as bilingual duet poems that intertwine Arabic and English, Beck weaves a tapestry where these elements exist both independently and in relation to each other. Poetry lovers and literary enthusiasts alike are invited to join this enlightening poetry discussion group at the Jefferson Market Library. Engage in close readings, explore the intricate layers of Zeina Hashem Beck’s poetry, and partake in thought-provoking conversations about the collection as a whole.

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