New Collection of Adonis’s Poems To Be Released in Chinese Before Arabic

According to the Chinese news agency, the Chinese translation of Osmanthus is made up of 50 poems "that express the poet's affections for China's natural scenery, history, and culture, according to the publisher Yilin Press."

Arabic Poetry Friday: Tamim Barghouti’s Latest, Submission Suggestions, Second Graders Read Adonis

Zeinobia has posted a new poem by Palestinian-Egyptian poet Tamim Barghouti, son of Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour and Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti. The poem is "يا شعب مصر." Tamim Barghouti famously wrote "the poem of the Egyptian revolution," which was oft-recited on al-Jazeera and in Tahrir. Although Barghouti has expressed his reservations about seeing his … Continue reading Arabic Poetry Friday: Tamim Barghouti’s Latest, Submission Suggestions, Second Graders Read Adonis

Adonis at Alwan: Always More Beauty to Be Seen

Among Adonis' recent appearances at high-profile New York City venues including the 92 Street Y and Poets House was a reading and Q&A at Alwan for the Arts in Lower Manhattan. The evening began with a brief reading from the recently published Adonis: Selected Poems, featuring new translations in English by Khaled Mattawa. The predominantly Arabic-speaking audience responded vocally to Adonis' dramatic recitations and Mattawa's skilled translations.