Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry

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Sussex Academic Press, 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 AI Sindi
16
Ali AI Sharqawi
23
HameedAI Aged
32
Ahmed ALajmi
37
AI1AbduIIa Khalifa
43
Hamda Khamis
49
Ali Aljallawi
60
Nights of War
66
Zahir aIGhafri
159
Modernity in the Desert
167
Dhabiya Khamis
173
Zakiya Malallah
180
Abdullah 11 Salem
187
POETS FROM SAUDI ARABIA
195
Ali Gharam Allah Al Domaini
209
Ashjan Al Hendi
219

POETS FROM KUWAIT
79
My Body is a Palm Tree that Grows on Bahr AlArab
91
Haifa AI Sanousi
99
Mohammad Almoghrabi
108
Salem Sayar Mohsin AI Anzi
115
Shurooq Amin
121
POETS FROM OMAN
127
A Tramp Dreaming of Nothing
136
Ghalya AI Said
144
Reem Al Lawati
153
Abir Zaki
231
Abdallah11 Saikhan
248
Ghazi11 Ghosaibi
263
CZO
275
Shihab Ghanem
285
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
295
Ahmed Rashid Thani
301
Amal Khalid Sultan AI Qassemi
308
Maisoon Saqr AI Qgsimi
319
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Patty Paine is the author The Sounding Machine (Accents Publishing) Feral (Imaginary Friend Press), Elegy & Collapse (Finishing Line Press), and co-editor of Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry (Garnet Publishing & Ithaca Press). Her poems, reviews, and interviews have appeared in BlackbirdThe Atlanta ReviewGulf StreamThe Journal and many other publications. She is the founding editor of Diode Poetry Journal, and is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar where she teaches writing and literature, and is Assistant Director of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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