Thu, 11 May|
Baraka Blue Book Tour - The Art of Remembrance
Baraka Blue is visiting the U.K. on the international book tour for his new book of poems, The Art of Remembrance. Join us for an evening of remembrance and reflection as Baraka reads poems from his new collection...
Time & Location
11 May, 19:00 – 23:00
Rumi's Kitchen, 120 Craven Park Rd, London NW10 8QD, UK
About The Event
Baraka Blue is visiting the U.K. on the international book tour for his new book of poems, The Art of Remembrance. Join us for an evening of remembrance and reflection as Baraka reads poems from his new collection, interspersed with commentary about the great tradition of Islamic poetry and spirituality, as well as personal narrative from his journey. The poetry reading will be followed by conversation and book signing.
The Art of Remembrance includes new and unreleased poems, as well as the most celebrated poems from Baraka Blue’s previous collections such as Beloved and Love and Light. Designed by renowned artist Mukhtar Sanders, each poem in the collection is accompanied by stunning work of Arabic calligraphy featuring the 99 Names of Allah.
Baraka Blue is a poet, musician, author, and teacher from Seattle, Washington. In addition to releasing multiple studio albums, authoring books of poetry, and performing internationally, Baraka Blue is a prolific educator with a master’s degree in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
He spent a number of years studying with traditional spiritual masters in Africa, Turkey, Asia and the Arab world. He has performed and taught all over the world, including at institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
In 2018, Baraka Blue founded the Rumi Center for Spirituality and the Arts which provides online courses to seekers from anywhere in the world. Baraka Blue has also conducted creative writing workshops for K-12 schools, universities, cultural and religious centers, and various organizations worldwide.
He is the host of the award winning podcast Path & Present, which features conversations on spirituality in the modern world. He lives in Seattle where he is the director of Wasat, an organization that builds community through spirituality, arts and culture, and service.
The Art of Remembrance