Saturday, January 20, 2018 @5:30pm
Writers Rising #LouderTogether / New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
One year after the inaugural Writers Resist event, PEN America joins dozens of artists, arts organizations, and advocacy groups staging public events on Art Action Day. The sundown reading on the steps of the New York Public Library will feature writers sharing literary texts that radically reimagine community and mutual aid in the face of xenophobia, hatred, and threats to our sense of truth. I will be reading Fatimah Asghar's beautiful poem "If They Should Come For Us" with the glorious Tina Chang! We'll be joined by a rad list of folks: Andre Aciman, Jennifer Marie Bartlett, Justin Vivian Bond, Anne Carson, Álvaro Enrigue, Suzanne Gardinier, George Emílio Sanchez, Sapphire, Anne Waldman, The Illuminator, NYC Light Brigade, and imani uzuri.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @7pm
First Tuesdays: A Neighborhood Reading Series Presents Sahar Muradi / Espresso 77, Jackson Heights
Returning to my once-home of Queens to be part of this regular and fantastic open mic & reading series hosted by Richard Jeffrey Newman.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @7pm
Twisting Tongues: Bilingual Poetry with AAWW & Wendy's Subway / BAM
Writing in Dari, Spanish, Nahuatl, Telugu, Chinese, and English, the poets of Twisting Tongues see translation as a way to interrogate the relationship between English and histories of migration and diaspora. Come see poets Jen Hyde, Steven Alvarez, Madhu Kaza, and Sahar Muradi read their innovative multilingual poetry that embraces errant, in-between, generative translation at our special event in partnership with BAM and Wendy’s Subway.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 @6pm
[ G A T E S ]: A Chapbook Launch Party & Reading / City Lore
Come celebrate the arrival of my first chapbook (thank you, Black Lawrence Press!) in the company of the angels who helped me get here. There will poetSSS, music, projections, and delic Afghan chow.
Friday, October 13, 2017 @8pm
EMPIRE: Berggrun, Dacuyan, Muradi, Procope / Art Cafe + Bar, 886 Pacific St, Brooklyn
Reading alongside the wonderful Chase Berggrun, Kyle Dacuyan, and Lynne Procope. Curated by the equally wonderful Ricardo Maldonado and Hafizah Geter.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @7pm
Then A Cunning Voice & A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars: Quilt Installation & Opening Reception / Abron Arts Center, 466 Grand St
An installation of 84 hand-sewn, community-made quilts designed by Makwa Studio textile artist Maggie Thompson that served as a platform for Emily Johnson/Catalyst’ performance of Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars. We'll take the quilts outside, light a fire, and gather around the stories and poems of Sahar Muradi, Hadrien Coumans, Georgia Lucas, Clarinda Mac Low, and Tim Carrier.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 @8pm
Amherst Poetry Festival / Evening Feature: Kaveh Akbar with Sahar Muradi / at Emily Dickinson Museum
Delighted to be part of this festival in my old haunt, reading with the phenomenal Kaveh Akbar, and in celebration of my shero Emily.
Friday, September 15, 2017 @5pm
Amherst Poetry Festival / Artist-Poets' Performance & Panel Discussion / at Hampshire College Art Gallery
Come hear my dear collaborator Laimah Osman and wonderful fellow artists & Hamp alums Miatta Kawinzi and lê thi diem thúy on our participation in the exhibit Of Soil and Tongues.
Friday, September 15, 2017 @9:30am
Praise Poetry Writing Workshop / Amherst Regional High School
I'll be working with three English classes, exploring the praise poem with Sekou Sundiata as our guide and inspiration.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @7pm
A Garden Variety: Poetry & Prose / 6th St & Avenue B Community Garden
Fellow garden member and poet Mindy Levokove and I are hosting an evening of verse among the bleeding hearts and tomatoes. Featuring the lovely Ilse Gilbert, Maria Gregorio, and James Loop. + Open Mic.