Venue: Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center
Speaker: Fady Joudah, poet and physician
Host: Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Fady Joudah is a Palestinian American physician, poet, and translator. He served with Doctors Without Borders in Zambia and Sudan in 2002 and 2005 respectively. His first poetry collection, The Earth in the Attic, won the Yale Series for Younger Poets in 2007. Alight is his newest collection of poetry, from Copper Canyon Press, as is Textu, an ebook composed of poems based on character meter, exactly 160 characters each.
Fady Joudah's translations of Palestinian poets Mahmoud Darwish and Ghassan Zaqtan has earned him a Banipal prize from the UK, a PEN USA, and the Griffin International Poetry prize from Canada. He is a practicing hospitalist in Houston.