Wed 23 May 2007
Poets House, 72 Spring St, 2nd floor, New York

Banipal's first New York reading launched The Spring 2007 (No 28) special issue on contemporary Lebanese poetry, which featuring poems by both well-known and emerging poets, including:Ounsi el-Hage, Bassam Hajjar, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Paul Chaoul, Abdo Wazen, Inaya Jaber, Joumana Haddad, Zeinab Assaf, Abbas Beydoun, Yehia Jaber, Youssef Bezzi & Nazem al-Sayed, Etel Adnan, Wadih Sa'adeh, Jad el-Hage.

Poems read by

Sinan Antoon
Margarita Shalina
Christa Salamandra
Tarek el-Ariss
Margaret Obank

Surprise Visit of Iraqi Poet Fadhil al-Azzawi who read two poems

The evening was sponsored by Banipal magazine and xanadu Gallery, Beirut/New York