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Bilingual poetry reading draws crowd

Renowned Iraqi poet Amal Al-Jubouri visited Smith earlier this month, accompanied by Rebecca Howell, one of the co-translators of Al-Jubouri’s latest work, “Hagar Before the Occupation, Hagar After the Occupation.” A native Iraqi, Al-Jubouri’s life story speaks to the country’s recent troubled history; she even fled to Germany for several years in 1997, returning to […]

Global Salon Breakfast focuses on Iraq

Smithies and community members gathered for a discussion of Iraq with visiting poet Amal al-Jubouri earlier this month.

On October 3, a group of Smith Students and Northampton community members gathered together in the Global Studies Center join special guest Amal al-Jubouri for breakfast and discussion. Many had attended al-Jubouri’s poetry reading the […]

Iraqi and Arabic-language poetry on campus next week

Al-Jubouri (left) and Howell (right) will be at Smith next week.

Next Tuesday, October 2, the Smith College Poetry Center will host Amal Al-Jubouri and Rebecca Gayle Howell for a poetry reading.

Amal Al-Jubour’s poems (which have been called a “crucial voice in contemporary Iraqi and Arabic-language poetry”) have been translated into 12 […]

Iraqi students spend month at Smith

This month, Smith welcomed ten female Iraqi undergraduates from the College of Science for Women at the University of Baghdad. The students are participating in the State Department’s NeXXt Scholars Initiative, which is encouraging young women from Muslim-majority countries to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math through partnerships with U.S. women’s colleges.