Lynden Sculpture Garden and Partly Press present: Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior / HOMES

June 20, 2021 - 12:00pm

Moheb Soliman


Please join us for an outdoor reading and conversation with poet Moheb Soliman, on tour with his debut book HOMES (Coffee House Press, 2021). HOMES is an ecopoetic immigrant travelogue around the Great Lakes bioregion/borderland, exploring nature, modernity, identity, belonging, and sublimity.

With multiple overlapping themes and sensibilities, Soliman and HOMES are a welcome addition to the HOME 2021: World Refugee Day program. Soliman will be joined by Great Lakes writers and artists Jennifer Scappettone, Margaret Noodin, and Marsha McDonald to share their own work and discuss their intersections and relationships to the region and its natural and cultural ecologies. Poet and Partly Press editor Chuck Stebelton will host the conversation. Bring a picnic!

Moheb Soliman is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest who has presented poetry, performance, installation, and video work at diverse art and public spaces in the US and Canada with support from numerous foundations and institutions. HOMES is the culmination of over a decade of writing through Great Lakes-based travel, partnerships, and projects as well as multiple homes around the region. He currently lives in Minneapolis, MN, where he was program director for the Arab American lit and film organization Mizna before going rogue on an arts career.

Partly Press was established in 2018 to extend the Lynden mission of offering a unique experience of art in nature. Partly takes its name from the final manuscript assembled by poet, essayist, and teacher Jack Collom (1931 - 2017). We’re interested in Art, Ecology, and Natural History. What stops us in our tracks? A well made poem-as-object or radically specific landscape poem.

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