Farid Matuk at Antigone Books

Friday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. – Our friends at Antigone Books host University of Arizona professor and acclaimed poet Farid Matuk for a celebration and reading from his second full-length collection of poems The Real Horse, a sustained address to the poet’s daughter that considers her position as a natural-born female citizen of the “First World” in juxtaposition with the poet’s experience as a once-undocumented immigrant of mixed ethnicity whose paternity is unavoidably implicated in patriarchy. Taking its cues from the child’s unapologetic disregard for things as they are, The Real Horse invites readers into a shared practice of thinking and feeling that interrogates the confounding intersections of gender, race, class, and national status not as abstract concepts but as foundational intimacies.

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