In the 2017 Fall Term Hopwood Contest, Stamps student Tarik Dobbs won a Roy W. Cowden Memorial Fellowship in the amount of $2,000 for his poem sequence “Men from Mankind Who Sought Refuge in Men from the Jinn.” His series explores a reconciliation of identity: what it means to be queer, Arab, and Muslim in the post‑9/11 war on terror.
To celebrate and acknowledge this award, the Hopwood Underclassmen Awards Ceremony will be held at Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor of the Rackham Building) on Tuesday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Tarik was also nominated by his English Professor, Bengali American poet Tarfia Faizullah as an excellent writer. He will read one of the poems publically and be published in Café Shapiro Anthology Selected Poems & Shorts Stories 2018. Café Shapiro is a series of study breaks at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, featuring undergraduate student writers reading from their work. Each night different students read.
Readings take place on Monday, 2/5/18; Tuesday, 2/6/18; Monday, 2/12/18; and Tuesday, 2/13/18. All readings will be held from 7:00 — 8:30 pm in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library-Bert’s Café Lobby area.
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