Iraq, Nonfiction

Al-Bayati: ‘When I Met al-Sayyab in 1947’

“His illusions, his distant dreams, and his winged fantasies seemed to flutter quietly with emotion and land on his poems, leaving their enchanting colorful feathers on them.”

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Iraq, Poetry

On Iraqi Poetry

For the next few months, ArabLit will be running a series of interviews and essays on Iraqi poetry: with poets, critics, translators, and others.  August 1: Basim al-Ansar: ‘Poetry Is […]

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