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Wednesday, October 10 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
From the Heart of the Refugee Crisis

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With self-deprecation and empathetic humor, Tom Sleigh’s essays in The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of Refugees, explore the urgency of our global refugee crisis and our capacity as artists and citizens to confront it. He recounts his experiences during several tours in Africa and in the Middle East, asking three central questions: “What did I see? How could I write about it? Why did I write about it?” Kirkus Reviews says, “Wry and sharply observed, Sleigh’s book bears witness to injustice as it engages in a compelling humane quest for artistic truth. Provocative and eye-opening work from a dedicated artist.”

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Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh is the author of the essay collection The Land Between Two Rivers and nine previous books of poetry, including Station Zed, Army Cats, and Space Walk, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award. He teaches at Hunter College and lives in New York.