Reading Series 2023-2024

The Bryn Mawr Reading Series brings major American and international writers in all literary genres to engage with students and the Philadelphia area community.

For more information, visit the Reading Series page on the BMC website, where you can also sign up for the Arts at Bryn Mawr mailing list.

Tocqueville

Tocqueville
$16.00
"When I first read Khaled Mattawa's Tocqueville some years ago, it rewired my brain and pummeled my heart. A daring meditation on what it means to be a poet and a citizen at the center of American empire, Tocqueville was an astonishing departure from Mattawa's previous lyrically driven work, declaring that it no longer suffices to sing-- even to sing of dark times, as Bertolt Brecht proposed. Reading these poems today, in this timely second edition, we become witnesses to our implicatedness, the vulnerable privilege of a first world existence on a planet in political, economic, and ecological crisis."--Philip Metres
"Khaled Mattawa continues to write a global poetry . . . his voice clearly evolved into one of daring necessity that does not demand national identity." --Bloomsbury Review
"Mattawa's Tocqueville is not a mere revision of that historical document, but poetry based on motion, where narrative doesn't construct a story--it is more a screenplay that metamorphoses into a democratic account, a lyric slide show that disrupts conventional time into 'the befores that follow the first before.' Tocqueville is a major present in (and to) American poetry." --Fady Joudah, Ploughshares
"A poetry in which politics are considered through both potent emotion and exacting investigation, a work haunting in its scope and, most of all, in its critical self-awareness."--Hilary Plum, Kenyon Review
ISBN/SKU: 
9781936970612
Publication Date: 
April 15, 2019

Zodiac of Echoes

Zodiac of Echoes
$14.00
His first book, was enthusiastically received. Mattawa received the prestigious Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781931337168
Publication Date: 
September 1, 2003
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