Poets and Performers on Kahlil Gibran

Watch an evening of readings and performances drawing inspiration from the exhibition A Greater Beauty: The Drawings of Kahlil Gibran. The event was organized by poet, translator, and literary scholar Mona Kareem.

The evening began with a brief overview of the exhibition by curator Claire Gilman. Palestinian actor Adam Bakri followed with a reading of Gibran's work. After Bakri, poet Mona Kareem and queer Palestinian-American performance artist and writer Fargo Nissim Tbakhi read from their latest work. Syrian-American rapper, spoken word poet, and theatrical storyteller Omar Offendum closed the night with a few poems and musical performances.