“Standing on the Edge of a Dream,” featuring Saba Hamzah

Nov. 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

Taylor 203

Saba Hamzah will share her poetry and speak on themes of women, home, exile, and identity. Hamzah is a feminist poet, scholar, activist, and educator based in the Netherlands. Her multidisciplinary work centers on women in Yemen and the Yemeni diaspora. Hamzah’s poetry and scholarship is situated at the intersections of knowledge production, memory, and transitional justice, taking a decolonial approach to these themes. She is the founder of the Yemeni Women’s Archive and is completing a fellowship at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Hamzah has guest lectured on poetry as pedagogy in multiple Vassar courses through the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Education’s Digital Scholars Fellowship.

All in the campus and wider community are welcome to attend. No reservations are required.

A woman with dark medium-length hair, shown from the shoulders up, wearing an embroidered outfit.
Saba Hamzah