“BENGALI INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL” POETS HOUSE – April 11 2015

BENGALI COVERCover art by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld

Shabdaguchha

in cooperation with

Cross-Cultural Communications

presents

BENGALI INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL”

POETS HOUSE

10 River Terrace, NYC 10282

Tel: 212/431-7920

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2:00-5:30 PM

hosted by

Hassanal Abdullah & Stanley H. Barkan

includes

special reading of Hassanal Abdullah’s new forthcoming book

UNDER THE THIN LAYERS OF LIGHT

(Cross-Cultural Communications, 2015)

Dedicated to Bangladesh-born US citizen, Freethinker, and Founder of mukto-mona.com

AVIJIT ROY (1972–2015)

murdered by Islamic fundamentalists after attending the book fair in Dhaka, February, 2015

multilingual reading

special featured poet from Wales

PETER THABIT JONES

FUAD ATTAL (Arabic) * FARUQUE AZAM (Bengali) * HONG AI BAI (Chinese, Korean)

PURABI BASU (Bengali) * SULTAN CATTO (Turkish) * MIA BARKAN CLARKE (English)

JYOTIMOY DATTA (Bengali) * JYOTIPRAKASH DATTA (Bengali) * MINAKSHI DATTA (Bengali)

JOAN DIGBY (English) * JOHN DIGBY (English) * CHARLES FISHMAN (English)

MIKE GRAVES (English) * SANG-HEE KWAK (Korean) * NINO PROVENZANO (Italian, Sicilian)

MINDY RINKEWICH (Polish, Russian, Yiddish) * NAZNIN SEAMON (Bengali)

VANTZETI VASSILEV (Bulgarian), * BISSERA VIDENOV (Bulgarian)

also

Book and Art & Photography Exhibit

Gianpiero Actis, Helen Bar-Lev, Lidia Chiarelli, Adel Gorgy, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Mark Polyakov, Marsha Solomon

Refreshments / Free – Donations welcome

Made Possible in Part through Poets House’s Literary Partner’s Program”

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