R238. A Poet in Exile

Room 612, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


This event celebrates the work of Mohsen Emadi, an Iranian poet living in exile in Mexico City. Poet and translator Lyn Coffin will introduce and lead a reading of Emadi’s poetry, and musician Laszlo Slomovits will perform original song settings of selected pieces.


Lyn Coffin is an award-winning poet, translator, playwright, fiction, and nonfiction writer. Fifteen of her books have been published or are forthcoming. She teaches literary fiction at the University of Washington and translation at the Rustaveli Institute, Tbilisi.

Laszlo Slomovits is part of the award-winning children's music duo, Gemini, and his songs are featured in songbooks used by music teachers throughout the US. He also has five CDs of his song settings of Rumi and Hafiz, as well as CDs of the poetry of Linda Nemec Foster and the Czech poet Jiri Orten.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center