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Words out Loud: Kathleen O’Toole and Waqas Khwaja

Location Virtual
Date Friday, May 6, 2022 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-out-loud-spoken-word-series-tickets-318445488027
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Kathleen O’Toole has combined an active public life as a community organizer and trainer with writing and teaching. Her fourth and most recent collection of poetry, This Far, was released by Paraclete Press in 2019. Her other books include two chapbooks, Practice and Waking Hours, and a previous full-length collection, Meanwhile, as well as In the Margins, which she co-authored with three other women poets. Her poem “Sierra Lament” won the 2020 Connecticut River Review Poetry Prize. She is completing her second term as Poet Laureate of Takoma Park, MD this spring. Find her work at https://kathleenotoolepoetry.com.

Waqas Khwaja has published four collections of poetry, a literary travelogue about his experiences as a fellow of the University of Iowa’s International Writers’ Program, and two anthologies of Pakistani literature. He served as translation editor and contributor for Modern Poetry from Pakistan, that showcased in English the work of 44 poets from Pakistan’s national and regional languages. He has guest-edited a special issue on Pakistani poetry for Atlanta Review and another, devoted to scholarly essays on Pakistani literature, for the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature. Khwaja teaches courses in Creative Writing and other literary topics at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.

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