An eye-opening look into the poetry being written by contemporary writers in Arabic

An eye-opening look into the poetry being written by contemporary writers in Arabic

The Gateway to Modern Arabic Poetry the English VersionThe Gateway to Modern Arabic Poetry the English Version by Munir Mezyed
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an eye-opening look into the poetry being written by contemporary writers in Arabic from throughout the Middle East and the diaspora. The translation is workmanlike, but occasionally stilted. The formatting, whether for the Nook or in PDF, leaves much to be desired. Nonetheless, I recommend reading this translation. It helps us peer into verse that is not primarily Anglo-American and to hear the voices of men and women directly instead of as warped though the news outlets.

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