Poet Lahab Assef Al-Jundi appears at Celebration Circle

Lahab Assef Al-Jundi is the first reader of a series of poetry at Celebration Circle, an inter-faith, non-profit organization with a creative, affirmative and inclusive approach to spirituality.

Some may say the first language of Lahab Assef Al-Jundi is Arabic since he was born and raised in Syria. Others believe his first language is poetry.

His poems have appeared in the Express-News, a Palestine news journal, and his book, No Faith At All.

Zet Baer, cultural activist and co-founder of the Celebration Circle, said the purpose of this poetic series is to focus on the vital role that poetry plays in building multi-cultural understanding, as well as to honor and nurture the Sacred in ourselves and each other.

“This series promises to be one of the standouts among the many National Poetry Month events being held in San Antonio in April,” Baer said. “The combination of each of these dynamic presenters reading their works interwoven with lively music will provide layers of experiential delight for attendees.”

Other poets in this series include Naomi Shihab Nye on April 9, Lesléa Newman on April 23, and Amanda Flores on April 30. For more information, visit the website for Celebration Circle.