Sunday, May 30, 2004

Arabic Poetry

Better to quarrel with the wound
Than be intimate with the knife.

- Qassim Haddad

Jehat Al Shi’ir is one of the best Arabic poetry websites on the Internet. Incidentally, it is based in Bahrain and is directed by Qassim Haddad, a very famous and respected Bahraini poet. It’s definitely worthy of being bookmarked if you’re into Modern Arabic Poetry.

A good feature in the website is having many of its Arabic sections translated into English, French, Spanish, and Dutch.. that's an excellent way to introdue and familiarize Arabic Poetry to people beyond the Arab world.

This is another link to one of my favourite websites on Arabic Literature and Poetry.


At 5:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


PS Keep an eye out for Hana Marhoon, a rising star as a short story writer. She has just published her first book at only 22!

At 11:15 AM, Blogger global soul said...

Hey! thanks a lot for the website. Shame on me, I didn’t know about it.

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