Month: September 2002

Poet Will Take Over Presidency of Guggenheim Foundation

Edward Hirsch, an award-winning poet, was named today to be the next president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In January he will succeed Joel Conarroe, who has been president for 17 years. In making the announcement, Mr. Conarroe praised Mr. Hirsch as “an articulate champion of what the Guggenheim stands for” and “an …

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September 11th Poetry

Poland’s Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska has written a moving tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States. The blank verse by Szymborska, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996, was published on the front page of Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza daily newspaper Wednesday, the first anniversary of the …

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Artist’s tool box includes pencils, acrylic and photographs

AMMAN — Iraqi artist Mohammad Muhraddin’s innovative compositions currently on display at the Orfali Art Gallery mix photographs with abstract forms. In twenty-five paintings, Muhraddin blends pain with joy, the basis of his art works. The pieces are characterised by the artist’s abstract experimentation with color and composition showing parts of the human form. Some …

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