Sea and Fog by Etel Adnan (Nightboat Books, 2012) is the winner of 2013 California Book Award for Poetry.
Etel Adnan at Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg
November 2, 2012–January 12, 2013
In the wake of Beirut-born Etel Adnan's well-received contribution to Documenta 13 earlier this year, Steffen Zillig considers the limits of a biographical reading of Adnan's works.
Download a review here.
Etel Adnan at the Base of the Mountain, a review by Maymanah Farhat for Jadaliyya.
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November 30, 2012.
Homage to Etel Adnan, now available from The Post-Apollo Press.
Compiled on the occasion of Arab American poet and painter, Etel Adnan’s receipt of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, HOMAGE TO ETEL ADNAN is a collection of original writings written in tribute by friends, colleagues and admireres of Etel Adnan and her work.
The New York Times mentions of Etel Adnan's participation in Documenta 13.
June 15, 2012.
The Lebanon Daily Star writes of Etel Adnan's participation in Documenta 13.
April 24, 2012
Etel Adnan's work is featured in
"The Art Of Friendship" at New Britain Museum of American Art. Artist George Deem and His Friends Explore Notion Of Who Created An Artwork?
April 23, 2012
Etel Adnan's The Arab Apocalypse has now also been published in Germany and Turkey.
"Poetry Month: Inspiration, Community, Tradition." Frank Sherlock. Exit Strata, April 2012.
On In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country
Small Press Traffic Tribute to Etel Adnan
When deeply compelled by a writer’s project, Small Press Traffic selects a Lifetime Achievement Award to a living writer of distinction. Past recipients of this award have included Barbara Guest, Jackson MacLow, Carl Rakosi, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser and Beverly Dahlen. In 2010, Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist Etel Adnan was selected to be recognized. Her project of writing and art continues to be both equally complicated and sublime. She depicts with deft and deep prowess the terrible labyrinths of political power and silence, identity and memory, and the “barely perceptible discouragements that make up day-to-day living.” Below, you will find the contributions from a variety of writers and artists who have graciously supplied their thoughts on Adnan’s work and influence.
Ammiel Alcalay, Anne Waldman, Ben Hollander, Robert Grenier, Brandon Shimoda, Cole Swenson, Csaba Polony, David Buuck, Fawwaz Traboulsi, Jen Benka, Joanne Kyger, Lynne Tillman, Megan Pruiett, Michael McClure, Nancy Peters, Roger Snell, Sharon Doubiago, Simone Fattal, Stacy Szymaszek, Stephen Motika, Steve Dickison, Thom Donovan
Selected Poems edited by Thom Donovan and Brandon Shimoda (Nightboat Books)