Adonis: ‘When al-Sayyab Visited Beirut in 1957’

"I remember now Badr Shakir al-Sayyab - I see him in our house, with a group of friends, sitting on small straw chairs, sharing a table, or improvising a seat on the floor."

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.