Media Appearances & Coverage

radio, podcasts & videocasts

Bedouin Poetry and Culture through the Ages, with Marcel Kurpershoek” |
New Lines Magazine podcast, 20 May 2022

What Happened in Baghdad, episode 3: Al-Ma`arri” | What Happened in Baghdad podcast, 18 May 2022

A Life in Translation, with William Maynard Hutchins” | New Lines Magazine podcast,
6 May 2022

The Untapped Potential of Arabic Literature” | Frankfurt Book Fair and Sheikh Zayed Book Award, 21 October 2021 (first segment of this longer video)

Poetry Still Happens” | RadioACTive on KRCL 90.9 Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 August 2021

Arabic Professor Dr. Kevin Blankinship: Arabic Dialects, Poetry, and Tips for Learners
Interview with translator and media professional Shannon E. Maher, 22 January 2021

A Spring of Classical Arabic Poetry: A 12-Part Series with Dr. Kevin Blankinship
Abbasid History Podcast, 2 January 2021-15 December 2021 (biweekly podcast episodes)

Michael Cooperson in Conversation with Kevin Blankinship” | Words are Bridges
(Jaipur Literature Festival), 5 November 2020

New Arabic Translation Challenges are Published Each Tuesday with
Roundups on Saturday” | Bulaq Podcast, Episode 49: “Locked-In Lit,” 22 May 2020

Dr. Kevin Blankinship on the Life and Works of Poet-philosopher ‘Heretic’
Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (d. 1058)” | Abbasid History Podcast, 29 March 2020

Poetry and Prose Lecture with Professor Kevin Blankinship” |
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, DC, 3 April 2019
(SQCC newsletter coverage here)

written media coverage

Rediscovered Poetry Inspires New Music” | BYU College of Humanities, 16 August 2022

Moneera al-Ghadeer reviews The Mu`allaqat for Millennials: Pre-Islamic Arabic Golden Odes translated by Kevin Blankinship et al” | Asymptote Journal, 21 April 2022

The Art of Reviewing Literature in Translation” | National Book Critics Circle panel in honor of the new Greg Barrios Book in Translation Prize, 21 November 2021

National Book Critics Circle in US Announces ‘Greg Barrios Book in Translation Prize’” |, 4 November 2021

المعلّقات لجيل الألفية: إعادة إحياء للشعر العربي القديم” (The Mu’allaqat for Millennials:
Reviving Ancient Arabic Poetry) | Interview in Arabic with Raseef22, 27 March 2021

Millennials Invited to Rediscover the Timeless Literature of Arabia” |
Arab News, 12 March 2021

إعادة إحياء المعلّقات لجيل الألفية” (Reviving the Ten Mu’allaqat for Millennials) |
Thmanyah Magazine, 18 December 2020

What Do You Know About ‘The Mu’allaqat for Millennials‘?” | Sekka Magazine, December 2020

‘History is Better When it’s Alive’: Kevin Blankinship on Public Humanities
as Ambassadorship for the Past” | BYU Humanities Center, 5 October 2020.

Independent Research Fund Denmark Awards Kevin Blankinship and Colleagues Substantial Research Grant” | BYU Humanities Newsletter, 30 March 2020

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellow Spotlight: Kevin Blankinship”|
UChicagoGRAD Weekly Digest, 16 May 2018

U of U Professor Hosts Lecture on Arabic Language and Culture for Utah
Humanities Book Festival” | The Signpost, 29 September 2017