Tell me, O tell me! by the planets that are above Who is the heavenly herald who is the dove That thrilled to our midst from yon horizon and sea […]
Lit & Found
Poet, essayist, and playwright Muhammad al-Maghut—called one of the revolutionaries of the (Arabic) free verse movement—was born in 1934 in Salamiya, Syria. According to Robin Yassin-Kassab over at Qunfuz, “Al-Maghut […]
Who does not, this morning, have hope (and fear) for Tunisia on the brain?
I can’t say much for this anonymous Wikipedia translation of Tunisian poet Abo Al Qassim Al Shabbi’s (1909-1934) “To the Tyrants of the World,” but here it is:
Relatively little English-language scholarship exists about Egyptian poet Ahmed Shawky, who was not only a significant poet and playwright (and song-writer), but also a social leader and anti-colonialist who was exiled from Egypt by the British for five years.
A couple weeks back, Kuwaiti novelist Laila al-Othman found an appreciative audience when she attacked a new strain of Saudi literature, penned by women, for its “increasingly sexual content.” According […]