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PEN World Voices Festival Presents
Poetic Duels: Sheyr Jangi
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:30PM
161A Chrystie Street
Produced in association with Ping Chong + Company and City Lore
Poetic battles, called Sheyr Jangi in Afghanistan, has roots in the early medieval Central Asian Courts. For this event, we pay homage to this tradition—but with a twist. Our "deck" of poems will be based on the theme of Gender and Power, and with the audience's help, we invite poets to duel. Participants to be announced.