Poetry

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Hussam al-Saray
Al-Mutanabbi is an open book, bearing symbols that are deeply etched into the body of today’s Baghdad. The street has no endpoint. It does not start...
Friday, November 14, 2014
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Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, renowned for his revolutionary poetry and for his harsh criticism of political leaders, died on Tuesday at the age of...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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A top Qatari court on Monday upheld a 15-year jail term handed to a poet convicted of incitement against the regime, his lawyer said. "The Court of...
Monday, October 21, 2013
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Khalil Sweileh
Just a few steps beyond Yousef al-Azma Square in central Damascus lies a different world of ancient alleyways, sidewalk cafes, and a burgeoning new...
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Noureddine Baltayeb
Tunis - Back in August, Tunisian poet Sghaier Oulad Ahmed wrote on his personal Facebook page that he “got a taste of the culture promised by...
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Hussein Bin Hamza
When the name Khalil Hawi is mentioned, we are instantly reminded of the poet’s melancholy, even apocalyptic, voice. Hawi (1919-1982) was one of the...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Rasha Hilwi
Acre - In 2011, Palestinian poet and musician Tarik Hamdan (b. 1983) performed his concert, Awal al-Kalam (The Beginning of Speech), for the first...
Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Kamel Jaber
Following decades of struggle, censorship, exile and war, the poet who made a personal enemy of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is still as dedicated...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Noureddine Baltayeb
Tunis - Four years ago, Mahmoud Darwish (13 March 1941 - 9 August 2008) passed away. Tunisia still pines for the Palestinian poet and remembers well...
Saturday, August 11, 2012
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