An Evening With Maya Angelou Book Award Winner Threa Almontaser

Threa Almontaser NOW ONLINE ONLY
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Program: 
6:00 pm
Online Event

Poet Threa Almontaser won the 2021 Maya Angelou Book Award for her collection The Wild Fox of Yemen, a provocative portrait of immigrant life in the U.S., specifically that of a Yemeni American family. She reads from the collection and discusses the themes of her book and her literary inspiration. 

Almontaser, a visiting writer at Duke University, is also a recipient of the Walt Whitman Award and the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize and was a National Book Award nominee. 

Her KCPL presentation is presented in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City,  University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri State University, and Northwest Missouri State, Truman State, and Southeast Missouri State universities.