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Mihret Kebede

Mihret Kebede

Mihret Kebede

(Ethiopia, 0)
Biography
Mihret Kebede is a young and fiercely energetic artist and poet, co-organizer of Addis Video Art Festival, a founding director of Netsa Art Village and Tobiya Poetic Jazz, the hugely popular monthly poetry and music event at the Ras Hotel in Addis Ababa. She is currently a PhD-in-practice program candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and she brings a collaborative, experimental, cross-cultural approach to her poetry too, which is fresh and exciting.
Songs We Learn From the Trees is the first anthology of Amharic poetry to be translated in English. A first taste of a rich literature for English readers. Anthologies naturally group writers together, but in order to enable each of the excerpted poets to stand out on their own, Poetry International Archives is presenting them individually, with brief biographies provided by the book's editors.
© Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje, Songs We Learn From Trees (Carcanet Press, 2020)
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