Friday Finds: Five Poems by Qassim Haddad

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.

On Revolution and Bahraini Poet Qassim Haddad

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.

Professors Receive $100,000 Grant to Translate 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