Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry

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Patty Paine, Jeff Lodge, Samia Touati
Apollo Books, 2011 - Literary Collections - 366 pages
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Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry brings readers into the rich and vibrant world of the Arabian Gulf, offering an understanding of the people and culture of the region through poetry. A handful of anthologies represent the Middle East in general, or individual Middle Eastern countries; however, this is the first collection that presents poets from across the Arabian Gulf. The Arabian Gulf has a distinct and deeply rooted tradition of poetry and a thriving contemporary literary community. This anthology offers an exciting collection of poems by poets from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Gathering the Tide makes available to English-language readers the important literary work being undertaken by the poets of the Arabian Gulf. The anthology includes poetry from established and rising poets in the region and encompasses a wide range of poems and poets, from the work of Laala Kashef Alghata, a nineteen-year-old poet from Bahrain, to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emir of Dubai. While several of the poets composed their poems in English, most of the poems were translated from Arabic to English by an exceptional team of accomplished translators. The Gulf has attracted global attention for its explosive growth, and the poets within contemplate every-thing from souks to shopping malls, to love, loss, and solitude, to war, peace and beyond. -- Product Description.
 

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Fawzia Al Sindi
16
Ali Al Sharqawi
23
HameedAIQ1ed
32
AhmedlLajmi
37
Ali Abdulla Khalifa
43
Hamda Khamis
49
Ali Aljallawi
60
Nights of War
66
Zahir aIGhafri
159
Modernity in the Desert
167
Dhabiya Khamis
173
Zakifla Malallah
180
POETS FROM SAUDI ARABIA
195
Ali Gharam Allah Al Domaini
209
Ashjan Al Hendi
219
Abir Zaki
231

PQETS FRQM KUWAIT
79
Ghanima Zaidai Harb
96
Khalifa AI W0qagan
102
Mohammad Almoghrabi
108
Salem Sayar Mohsin AI Anzi
115
Shurooq Amin
121
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127
Abudullah al Ryami
141
Reem AI Lawati
153
Abdallah Al Saikhan
248
Ghazi Al Ghosaibi
263
POETS FROM THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
275
Shihab Ghanem
285
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
295
Ahmed Rashid Thani
301
Amal Khalid Sultan Al Qassemi
308
Maisoon Saqr Al Qasimi
319
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