Fifth Edition

From the Cradle of Civilization: Contemporary Arabic Poetry

 

LIFE AND LEGENDS
A Silent River Film and Literary Society journal.
www.silentriverfilmandliterarysociety.org

Life and Legends – Fifth Edition

From the Cradle of Civilization: Contemporary Arabic Poetry
Published: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.
Irvine, CA, USA.
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Editor-in-Chief
Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

Guest Editor
Nizar Sartawi

Associate Editor
Robbi Nester

Cover Art:
Vishwa Chitnis

EDITORIAL
From the Cradle of Civilization
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SPECIAL FEATURE

INTERVIEW

In the Shade of a Cedar
An Interview with Sam Hamod, by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis.

A Cloud, Rain, Memory and An Accent
An Interview with Dunya Mikhail, by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis.

Building Bridges and Connecting Cultures
An Interview with Nizar Sartawi, by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis.


ARABIC POETRY

Muftah Al-Ammari – Libya
Abdullah Al-Araimi – Oman
Mohammad Alaksar – Yeman
Maher Almaqousi – Palestine
Salah Abu Lawi – Palestine/Jordan
Yahia Al-Samawi – Iraq/Australia
Farouk Banjar – Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Elramdy – Egypt
Souhaib Enjrainy – Syria
Houda Hajji – Tunisia
Mohammad Ikbal Harb – Lebanon
Jeanne D’Arc Souhaid – Lebanon
Mohamed Alkhair Ikleel – Sudan
Ibaa Ismail – Syria/USA
Abdulla Issa – Palestine/Russia
Abdel-Rahim Jdaih – Jordan
Nisreen Khoury – Syria
Samih Masoud – Palestine
Hasan Al Matrooshi – Oman
Amal Awwad Radwan – Palestine
Zulaikha Abu Risha – Jordan
Mohammad Helmi Rishah – Palestine
Ahmed Abu Saleem – Palestine
Afraa Kamir Talibi – Algeria


ARAB POETS WRITING IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC

Sam Hamod – Lebanon/USA
Nathalie Handal
– Palestine/USA
Marian Haddad – Syriya/USA
Faleeha Hassan – Iraq
Arminé Iknadossian – Lebanon/USA
Nizar Sartawi – Jordan/Palestine

Deema Shehabi – Palestine/USA


POETRY GENERAL CATEGORY

Sanaz Davoodzadeh – Iran
Sean Howard – Canada
Peycho Kanev – Bulgaria/USA
Amy Small- McKinney – USA

Peter O’ Neill – Ireland
Jared Pearce – USA
Michael J. Whelan – Ireland

 
DEBUT

Mukhtar Al-Huduri – Somalia


TRANSLATION

Sanaz Davoodzadeh Far – Poetry
Translated from the original Farsi into English by Fereshteh Vaziri Nasab – Iran

Mohamed Elramady  –  Poetry (inspired by Mahmoud Darwish’s Poem “The Mural”)
Translated from the original Arabic into English by Nizar Sartawi – Egypt/Jordan/Palestine

Dunya Mikhail – Poetry
Translated from the original Arabic into English by Kareem James Abu-ZeidIraq/Egypt/USA


VIDEO

Spiritual Journey – Marian Haddad – USA/Syria.


SOUND

An Introduction to Arab Poetics by Adonis – Presented by Jack Foley.
Damascus: An Audio Poem by Jack Foley  – Presented by Jack Adelle Foley.


ESSAY AND ARTICLE

Artists of Change: Saudi Arabia in 2017 – by Sean Foley
Being Reborn: An Immigrant’s Story – by Yahia Lababidi


BOOK REVIEW

Under Brushstrokes – by Connie Post
Tinta Negra/ Black Ink – By Octavio Quintanilla


FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS
(Arab Poets writing in English)

Hedy Habra – Lebanon/USA
Silva Zanoyan Merjanian – Lebanon/USA
Kareem James Abu-Zeid – Egypt/USA

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