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Edmund Keeley reads his translation of Cavafy’s “The God Abandons Antony” at Diaries of Exile at Double-Knot Rug, Sunday May 5.

Read Sarah V. Schweig’s coverage of the event here.

Excerpts from Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos, translated by Edmund Keeley with Karen Emmerich. Read Sarah V. Schweig’s full coverage of the event here.

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Randa Jarrar at the Westbeth Arts Center’s Literary Safari.

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Mia Cuoto at Westbeth Arts Center’s Literary Safari, Friday, May 3.

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Herta Müller and Claire Messud in Conversation

May 4, 2012 | 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center | New York City

In her first New York appearance in over a decade, after a reading from her forthcoming novel The Hunger AngelHerta Müller is interviewed by another literary titan, Claire Messud. This event took place as part of the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival.

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Christine Lewis reading “The List,” a poem inspired by a friend’s job interview.

Participants of the Domestic Workers United Workshop reading the choral poem, “They Say.”

Christine Lewis, a member of the Domestic Workers United Workshop, reading her poem, “The Price of Migration Equals Slave Labor,” on Saturday, May 5. The panel was moderated by poet and activist Mark Nowak.

Fortitude and Patience, the New York Public Library Lions, on the High Line