A Commemoration of Lebanese Poet Jawdat R. Haydar

211 E. 46th Street, New York

LAU New York Academic Center is organizing a commemoration of Lebanese poet Jawdat R. Haydar, an event co-sponsored with the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the New Pen League.

The evening will include a documentary screening, A Life in Poetry, and readings by TV presenter Rita Elojail Zihenni, New Pen League managing editor Youssef Abdul Samad, LAU alumnus Maroun Kassab, and the poet’s great-granddaughter Nora Osseiran. Exhibition of Haydar’s works and Reception follow.

Jawdat R. Haydar (1905-2006) is a renowned Lebanese poet whose works contributed to world literature and to building bridges of understanding across borders. His English-language publications include Voices, Echoes, Shadows, and 101 Selected Poems. Haydar was honored with the Lebanese Order of the Cedars, the Golden Medal of Lebanese Merit, Medal la Croix de Grand Officier of France, and the ninth medal for humanitarian work from Pope John XXIII.