Named after the 10th century classical Arab poet, Al-Mutanabbi Street is the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. On March 5, 2007, a car bomb was detonated on the street. At least 30 people were killed and 100 were wounded. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition––made up of poets, artists, booksellers and printers––was formed soon afterwards, in response to not just the tragic loss of life, but also to the idea of a targeted attack on a street where ideas have always been exchanged. The Coalition sent out an international call to letterpress printers to craft a response to the bombing.  The collection of broadsids  will be on show at Wayne State University March 4th accompanied by a series of readings. 

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