The Khaleej Times call for POP poets asks:* ARE YOU a poet? Do you write your verses in classical Arabic? Then this one is for you! Thus the UAE’s Poetry Academy & Committee for Festivals and Cultural and Heritage Programs begins accepting submissions for its… Read More ›
But Anglo poetry is only unambitious and audience-lacking if we fail to consider its primarily oral forms. Arabic poetry, meanwhile, seems to be facing a divergence between written and oral forms.
Yet poetry, in its various forms, plays an important role in Yemeni society.
There hasn’t yet been a January 25-inspired poem to hit the “Prince of Poets” TV show (granted, it’s only 6 a.m. on Jan. 26), nor anything as enjoyable as the Jan. 25 protest chants: يا مبارك, يا مبارك. السعوديّة بإتنظارك.