Tripoli International Poetry Festival, April 28-30, 2012
Marcus Aurelius Arch in Tripoli
Wall mural celebrating the overthrow of Gaddafi
Old City, Tripoli
Traditional hanging lamps
Traditional Sufi musicians mark the beginning of the festival
Ashur Etwebi kicks off the festival
Khaled Mattawa offers opening remarks
Before the festival opens, some poets: Tony Hoagland in baseball cap, Carolyn Forche, Taher Riyad. In the second row, Nii Parkes, Marilyn Hacker, Rasha Umran and Matthew Sweeney in a linen jacket, finding something amusing...
Carolyn Forche reads
One of the panels, from left to right: Tony Hoagland, Zakaria Muhammad, Carolyn Forche, Iman Mersal, Salem Al-Okley, Khaled Mattawa
Part of the Old City in Tripoli
Roman ruins in Sabartha
Fully functioning amphitheatre in Sabratha
Ruins of Sabratha, on the Meditteranean, facing north towards Rome...
Totally intact tile floor of a Roman villa facing the Mediterranean--
Me, in the desert, en route to the ancient mountain village of Efren, in northwest Libya, close to Tunisia
Part of the Tripoli skyline
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