Leon casino, Each poet’s work reflects different aspects of style and theme in their writings.
A son of Palestinian refugees, Joudah’s style is more of a narrative, story-telling perspective with themes varying from faith to life struggles to identity with swift clarity. In a 2008 interview with Houston Chronicle, Joudah said, “I wanted to do something different with poetry in the sense that as a son of refugees, exile for me was not a metaphorical state, it was a lineage… I wanted to engage the concept of the stateless person as a theme. For me being a physician, patients are displaced people, at least momentarily. I wanted to take that to a larger stage, a world stage.”
Whereas, the style of Larson, who is also a molecular biologist and field ecologist, is one of juxtaposition; where science and language unite for a brief cataclysm of emotion and intellect. When she premiered on PBS’ Newshour, she said, “Poetry for me is a place of encounter. It’s a space in which disparate elements can come into relation with each other.”
The event will be held from 2:00p.m. until 3:30p.m. at Houston Public Library (Jesse H. Jones Branch) and is open to the public. There is no charge to participate in this fusion of language and science through poetic means.