And yet now Al-Barghouti — who is something of a poet-celebrity, with a viral poem in 2011 and a major 2007 appearance on the Prince of Poets TV show — has his first collection of work in English.
Prince of Poets
The Khaleej Times call for POP poets asks:* ARE YOU a poet? Do you write your verses in classical Arabic? Then this one is for you! Thus the UAE’s Poetry Academy & Committee for Festivals and Cultural and Heritage Programs begins accepting submissions for its… Read More ›
Yet poetry, in its various forms, plays an important role in Yemeni society.
There hasn’t yet been a January 25-inspired poem to hit the “Prince of Poets” TV show (granted, it’s only 6 a.m. on Jan. 26), nor anything as enjoyable as the Jan. 25 protest chants: يا مبارك, يا مبارك. السعوديّة بإتنظارك.