The poems come from Haddad's first poetry collection, al-Bishara (The Omen), which appeared in 1970; he has since published more than a dozen more.
During the middle days of the Egyptian revolution, a group of 137 Bahraini writers, artists, and intellectuals issued a statement in solidarity with the Egyptians' struggle for freedom and dignity.
One of the signatories, according to Bahrain's Gulf Daily News, was celebrated Bahraini poet Qassim Haddad.
Thanks to Sharjah Book Fair for pointing this out to me. Two AUC professors will be supported by a $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant in their efforts to translate the poetry of Bahraini writer Qassim Haddad. Professor Ferial Ghazoul is a scholar, critic and translator who has previously edited several AUC Press collections … Continue reading Professors Receive $100,000 Grant to Translate Qassim Haddad