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Poet arrested as Iran targets free speech: rights group
Middle East

Poet arrested as Iran targets free speech: rights group

An Iranian poet who backed a reformist candidate in 2009's disputed presidential election has been detained amid a crackdown on…
NGO slams removal of school official who hosted poet with critical work
Egypt

NGO slams removal of school official who hosted poet with critical work

A human rights organization has slammed the decision to remove an official from a school in Ismailia for holding a…
ANHRI condemns death sentence against poet in Saudi Arabia
World

ANHRI condemns death sentence against poet in Saudi Arabia

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemned sentencing Palestinian poet and visual artist Ashraf Fayyad to death on…
US Postal Service issues stamp honoring poet Maya Angelou
Art news

US Postal Service issues stamp honoring poet Maya Angelou

The US Postal Service on Tuesday unveiled a limited edition stamp honoring black poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. The…
Abnoudy preparing a song by Mounir for Suez Canal opening
Art news

Abnoudy preparing a song by Mounir for Suez Canal opening

Veteran Egyptian poet Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudy has revealed that he is currently preparing the lyrics of a musical drama, which…
Syrian poet: We can change religious interpretation, must fight extremism
Books

Syrian poet: We can change religious interpretation, must fight extremism

Religions are not changeable matters but human interpretations of them are, said a prominent Arab poet in a seminar at the…
Iraqi poet facing literature burning call gains campaign backing
Books

Iraqi poet facing literature burning call gains campaign backing

Supporters of Iraqi poet Saady Youssef have launched a campaign to defend him after fellow Iraqi intellectuals called to burn his works…
Poet Farouk Shousha resigns over minister’s policies
Culture

Poet Farouk Shousha resigns over minister’s policies

Prominent poet Farouk Shousha said he has resigned from the board of trustees of the House of Poetry to protest…
Why have Egyptians stopped reading poetry?
Books

Why have Egyptians stopped reading poetry?

On 24 September, Egyptian poets celebrated World Poetry Movement Day with recitations across Cairo, the most notable of which was…
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