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The Eve of the Anniversary of the Car-Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street

On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the car-bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq – the centuries old home of poets, writer, booksellers and cultural intellectuals – we were moved to read this blog post by al-Mutanabbi Street printer and book artist Annette Disslin (Germany). Annette has posted a beautiful blog entry marking […]

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“A Candle for the Shahbandar Cafe” at the San Francisco Center for the Book on March 5, 2013

March 5th, 2013 marks the sixth anniversary of the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq. Al-Mutanabbi Street is the cultural heart of Baghdad and the home to writers, poets, artists and musicians. The San Francisco Center for the Book is currently exhibiting “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” an exhibit of arstist books created in […]

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Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station Exhbiting Artist Books from “An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street”

The current exhibition at the San Francisco Center for the Book is “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” a selection of fifty-four artist books from the 250+ Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street Project spearheaded by Beau Beausoleil. Many have already visited SF Center for the Book to see the exhibit and been moved by the artist book responses […]

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2012 Al-Mutanabbi Street Anniversary Reading at the Double Elephant Print Workshop

The San Francisco Center for the Book will host an anniversary reading to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad Iraq on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. For the fifth anniversary, in 2012, the Double Elephant Print Workshop in the UK, held an anniversary reading and we are sharing the video recording […]

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Beau Beausoleil: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Beau Beausoleil is the founder and custodian of the Al=-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. He is a passionate speaker about the tragedy of the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street and it’s impact on the global family of poets, writers and artists. This video is a recording of a panel discussion regarding the broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street […]

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Spotlight on “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” Artist Kathleen O’Connell

The San Francisco Center for the Book is exhibiting “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” a response by the letterpress and book arts community to the March 5, 2007 bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad’s street of booksellers, writer and poets. In this post, we are highlighting the work of one of the fifty-four artists represented in he […]

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the Bombing of Baghdad’s “Street of the Booksellers”

The San Francisco Center for the Book will be exhibiting fifty artist’s books from the “Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street” project starting on February 1, 2013. To accompany the exhibition, SFCB will be offering the recently published anthology of writings published under the title Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the Bombing of Baghdad’s […]

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In the Economist: Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Mark your calendar to attend the opening of “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” at the San Francisco Center for the Book on Friday, February 1, 2013. The exhibition runs through May 1, 2013 at the new SFCB location at 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco. For more information visit our website at http://sfcb.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/al-mutanabbi-street-starts-here Beau Beausoleil, the […]

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Sharing: Life’s the Thing | Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

From Beau Beausoleil, founder of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Project. “A really wonderful commentary on our anthology, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, but also a deep reflection and consideration of the street that goes beyond the margins. He breathes life into each of the pieces of writing that he encounters, more like a friend sitting across from […]

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From World Literature Today: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

From World Literature Today Persis M. Karim is Professor of English and comparative literature at San Jose State University in California, where she teaches world literature, comparative literature, and creative writing. She is a contributing poet to the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here anthology and has been involved with the project since 2008. In March 2007 […]

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