Jenny Sadre-Orafai: Reading and Signing
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th, Hub City Bookshop will host writer and poet Jenny Sadre-Orafai, who will be reading from and signing her new poetry collection Malak.
Malak is consumed with magic and safety from impending doom and a Persian grandmother’s hobby of predicting one’s future by reading coffee grounds. Sadre-Orafai explores the effects dreams and superstitions can have on people when futures are predicted, signs are translated, and language is contested. The poems excavate the past to make sense of loss and inheritances. Populated with birds, cups, and foxes, the speaker in the poems serves as witness and teller of what people sometimes see but can't name.
Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of Malak and Paper, Cotton, Leather. Recent poetry appears in Cream City Review, Ninth Letter, The Cortland Review, and Hotel Amerika. Recent prose appears in Fourteen Hills and The Collagist. She is co-founding editor of Josephine Quarterly, Professor of English at Kennesaw State University, and Executive Director of Georgia Writers Association.