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Revered throughout history, poetry and prose still hold an essential place in Muslim cultures. A literary salon renders a diverse range, from traditional verse to innovative prose; celebrated today as it was in the past, with a cup of tea in hand and an ear to the nuanced sound of the word. Historically recited, sung, and discussed in tea houses, royal courts, and drawing rooms, contemporary salons still welcome storytelling and recitation today. Asia Society embraces the tea house experience, with an opportunity to hear poems and stories on topics ranging from mystical love to the social satire and commentary.