Tuesday, February 14, 2012

News at Eleven: "Among contemporary Arab writers and

poets there is definitely this sense that behind our work there is this obligation almost, to change the world, to cause change to happen. For me, I believe that when you talk about poetry, it's not just about the words on the page. It's part of an intellectual revolution, because if you see the world in a cultural sense, in an artistic sense, that makes you think about it more deeply. That's why I think there's a unity between poetry, thought and change."

from The National: Adonis offers his poetic view
then CNN: My Syria, by 'greatest living' Arab poet
then The Guardian: Syrian poet Adonis introduces his artworks--gallery
then The National: Adonis's translator shares details of his own nuanced art
then The Guardian: Syrian authors condemn 'savage' Homs bombardment


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