Jena Osman & Maged Zaher

Jena Osman’s books of poetry include Public Figures (Wesleyan University Press) and The Network (selected by Prageeta Sharma for the 2009 National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books), An Essay in Asterisks (Roof Books) and The Character (Beacon Press). Her book Corporate Relations is forthcoming from Burning Deck Press. For 12 years she co-edited the magazine Chain with Juliana Spahr, and now they co-edit the ChainLinks book series together. Osman teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Maged Zaher is the author of THANK YOU FOR THE WINDOW OFFICE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), THE REVOLUTION HAPPENED AND YOU DIDN’T CALL ME (Tinfish Press, 2012), and PORTRAIT OF THE POET AS AN ENGINEER (Pressed Wafer, 2009). His collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown, FAROUT LIBRARY SOFTWARE, was published by Tinfish Press in 2007. His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacketmagazine, Banipal, and Denver Quarterly. He has performed his work at Subtext, Bumbershoot, the Kootenay School of Writing, The Poetry Project at St. Marks, Evergreen State College, and The American University in Cairo. Maged is the recipient of the 2013 Stranger’s Genius award in literature.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.