Persis M. Karim

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.

  •    May 2012
      For more, see the gallery of Al-Mutanabbi Street Broadsides. In March 2007 a car-bomb suicide attack destroyed the entire perimeter of Al-Mutanabbi Street, the heart and soul of Baghdad’s intellectual and cultural community for centuries. Responding to this tragedy, artists from all over the world have come to share a sense of solidarity as well as ownership in a project that refus...