University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Farid Matuk

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Farid Matuk is a faculty member in the University of Arizona's Department of English and the author of the recent poetry collection "The Real Horse." He is also the author of "This Isa Nice Neighborhood" and several chapbooks, including "My Daughter La Chola" and "Don't Call It Reginald Denny."

"This Isa Nice Neighborhood" was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Arab American Book Awards, was named a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award by the Poetry Society of America and was chosen by Geoffrey G. O’Brien for inclusion in the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets series. The Volta and The Poetry Foundation named "My Daughter La Chola" among the best books of 2013.

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Scheduled events:
Farid Matuk
“The Real Horse: Poems” by Farid Matuk Grounded by a rigorously innovative attention to form, “The Real Horse” offers a testament to and a reminder of a daughter’s disobedience to cultural patrimony.

University of Arizona Press (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Author: Farid Matuk
Selfhood & Citizenship: Imagining Otherwise
UA Assistant Professor of English Farid Matuk engages fellow poet Brandon Shimoda in a conversation on poetics, nationality, citizenship, privilege, internal and external definitions of identity and reckoning with one’s roots in order to secure a better future for our loved ones. Farid will also read several poems from his latest collection, "The Real Horse."

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Farid Matuk
Moderator: Brandon Shimoda

The Real Horse
UA Press
February 2018
ISBN 9780816537341
104 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Grounded by a rigorously innovative attention to form, The Real Horse offers a testament to and reminder of a daughter's disobedience to cultural patrimony.

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