Her powerful words were enough for the government of Saddam Hussein to declare her an enemy. For Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, poetry has charted and changed the course of her life in significant ways. On this edition of Up To Date, we discuss the experience of relaying her personal experiences into verse and hear some of her stark and poignant poetry.
HEAR MORE: Dunya Mikhail will participate in a reading tonight at 7 p.m. at the Mabee Theater on the campus of Rockhurst University as a part of The Midwest Poets Series. Admission is $3 (but no one will be turned away for lack of funds).