[Marxism] Come and Celebrate
george.snedeker at verizon.net
Sun Jun 1 14:02:48 MDT 2014
I would like to invite anyone who lives in the NYC area to attend a celebration of the life and work of D.H. Melhem: poet, novelist and scholar. D.H. Melhem also served as the Poetry Editor of Socialism and Democracy. Unfortunately, D.H. died last year. The following flyer describes the celebration for D.H. Melhem which will be held at the Poetry House next Saturday:
A TRIBUTE TO D. H. MELHEM*
Saturday, June 7, 2014
3-5pm with Reception to Follow
10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
The life of writer, poet, scholar and political activist D. H. Melhem will
be celebrated at a memorial celebration on June 7, 2014 at Poet's House in
New York City.
The program will include tributes from writers, poets, performers and
social activists, including Dorothy Friedman August, Vinie Burrows,
Hannelore Hahn , Rashidah Ismaili, Donald Lev, Karen Malpede, Robert Roth,
Susan Sherman, Quincy Troupe, Victor Wallis and Steve Zeitlin.
The tribute will run from 3-5pm, with a reception following. The public is
invited and there is no charge.
*About D. H. Melhem*
Beloved New York writer and poet D. H. Melhem, who passed away June
15, 2013, published eight books of poetry spanning four decades. Of her
scholarly works,* Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and the Heroic Voice*, was the
first comprehensive study of the renowned American poet. *Heroism in the
New Black Poetry: Introductions and Interviews* focused on six leading
black poets of the 1970s and 1980s, and was honored with an American Book
In addition, Melhem authored over 70 essays, edited two anthologies, and
wrote* Children of the House Afire*, a musical drama based on her poems
about Manhattan's West Side. Her *Notes on 94th Street *(1972; 1979) was
the first poetry book published in English by an Arab American woman.
Melhem graduated cum laude with a B.A. from New York University, received
her master's degree in English at City College and her doctoral degree in
English and American literature at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York. She was a longtime board member of the
International Women's Writing Guild, a member of Pen & Brush, PEN, and many
other organizations. She also served as poetry editor for the journal
& Democracy*. Information at *www.dhmelhem.com http://www.dhmelhem.com/*
D. H. Melhem was also the author of three novels: Blight, Stigma and The Cave.
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