Poets Dilruba Ahmed and Richard Jarrette to Read Tuesday

This event brings together two highly-praised and promising writers, 7:30 pm, Stoddard Hall.

American-born Bangladeshi poet, Dilruba Ahmed

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Stoddard Hall Auditorium

The event is free and open to the pubic, and will be followed by book sale and signing.

For further information, consult the Smith College News Release or call Jennifer Blackburn in the Poetry Center office at (413) 585-4891 or Ellen Doré Watson, Poetry Center director, at (413) 585-3368.

For disability access information or to request assisted listening devices, call (413) 585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter specifically, call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or e-mail ODS@smith.edu. All requests must be made at least 10 days prior to the event.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

book cover Dhaka Dust by Dilruba Ahmed


Dilruba Ahmed's Dhaka Dust won the 2010 Bakeless Literary Prize awarded by the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. Sensuous language, indelible images, glimpses of transcendence—all these are put to brilliant use in poems of memory, motherhood, the globalized world, and the intimate struggle to feel at home in it.

For more information about the author, including poems, biography, events, media, and contact information, please visit Dilruba Ahmed's website.

book cover Beso the Donkey by Richard Jarrette

Richard Jarrette’s debut collection, Beso the Donkey, is a poetry cycle about a wounded and abandoned jackass and his caregiver’s attempts to understand and heal him.

poet Richard Jarrette

A psychotherapist with nearly 40 years of experience specializing in abused, damaged and neglected adults, teenagers and children, Jarrette directed an alcohol and drug recovery treatment center as well as a counseling center adjacent to the San Quentin State Prison for families of inmates.

Read more about the author and book on the Michigan State University Press website.


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