Fady Joudah, is a Palestinian American physician, winner of The Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize in 2007 for The Earth in the Attic. His second book, Alight, will be published in 2013. His translations of Mahmoud Darwish's poetry, The Butterfly's Burden and If I Were Another, received the 2008 TLS/Banipal Prize for Arabic translation from the UK, and the PEN USA for translation in 2010, respectively. Also from Yale University Press is his recent translation of Ghassan Zaqtan's poetry, Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me. Dr. Joudah a practicing physician of internal medicine, has worked with Doctors Without Borders.
Katherine Larson won The Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize in 2011 for Radial Symmetry. Her poetry was highlighted on PBS’s Newshour Poetry Series. Her poems appear in Prentice
Hall’s anthology Literature: An Introduction to Reading
and Writing, and journals including AGNI, Boulevard, the Kenyon Review, the Massachusetts Review, Orion,
Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and
others. She is the recipient of a Kate
Tufts Discovery Award, the Levis Reading Prize, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and
The Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Poetry Prize. Larson has worked for
the last decade as a molecular biologist and field ecologist.
A reading will be held
on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Houston Public
Library - Central Library, 4th floor, 500 McKinney,
Houston, TX 77002.
Public Poetry is a year-round monthly reading
series, a partnership between Public Poetry and Houston Public Library. This innovative
reading series is held on the first Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m.