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The Question of Belonging (Handal)
May 12 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
Join Evenings with an Author (online) to meditate on
Migration, Identity and Home
with French-American poet Nathalie Handal
Life in a Country Album by Nathalie Handal brings together her fierce intellect and passionate sensuality to create a meditation on migration, identity, and home. The question of belonging lies at the heart of the collection: who gets to decide who belongs? Can you be exiled from your own sense of self? In its clarity, craft and chimeric language, it is a love letter and admonition mailed by the same stamp. In this, her seventh collection, Nathalie Handal reaffirms that she remains an urgent and singular voice in contemporary poetry. Claire Messud writes, she “illuminates the luxuriance and longing of deracination—a contemporary Orpheus.”
Nathalie Handal is a French-American poet and writer whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Guernica Magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, among others. Handal’s rich, diverse, and innovative body of work reflects her own multicultural, multilingual, and multinational life.