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Bemidji Public Library to host authors Mohen Soliman, Kathryn Savage

The Bemidji Public Library will host Minnesota Book Award nominee Moheb Soliman and hybrid writer Kathryn Savage at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the library, 509 America Ave.

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BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Public Library will host Minnesota Book Award nominee Moheb Soliman and hybrid writer Kathryn Savage at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the library, 509 America Ave.

Attendees will listen to Soliman read from his debut collection "HOMES" while Savage shares lyric essays from her forthcoming debut book, "Groundglass." They will also discuss their overlaps and divergences in exploring issues of place, family and heritage, and approaches to environmental and ecopoetic writing, a release said. 

Soliman is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest who has presented writing, performance, installation and video work in the U.S. and Canada with support from the Banff Centre, Pillsbury House, the Joyce Foundation and Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

His book "Homes" traces the coast of the Great Lakes from Lake Superior to Ontario through poems that explore the natural world, the experience of belonging and the formation of identity along borders, the release said.

Savage is a hybrid writer whose writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Guardian, Poets & Writers, Ploughshares, Village Voice and The Best Small Fictions of 2015.

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Her collection of lyric essays, "Groundglass" takes shape atop the most polluted aquifer in Minnesota, beside trains that haul petroleum fracked and pushed east from the Bakken Shale Formation, the release said.

The event is free and open to the public.

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