MIT Global Languages is excited to host a group of MIT alumnae poets for a reading focused on bilingual, multilingual, and other “beyond English” poetry!

These recent alumnae are authors of a poetry anthology, Our Ancestors Did Not Breathe This Air (forthcoming from Beltway Editions in April 2022), focused on themes of family, identity, and homeland. The project was funded in part by CAMIT and MIT MindHandHeart. The authors’ work bridges many languages, from Arabic to Bangla, Spanish, and Urdu.

At this event, they will be sharing some of their work, both published and unpublished.

Audience members are also encouraged to bring their work in which languages other than English are featured, whether that work is their own or by other poets, to share during the Q&A. Look forward to seeing you there!

Global Languages will have a limited number of copies of Our Ancestors Did Not Breathe This Air for distribution in the week prior to this event.


Zoom event. Registration required: REGISTER