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‘The Future Lies in Secularism’: Adonis Reflects on Poetry’s Potential in the Middle East September 26, 2016: In a Times of Israel interview, Adonis notes politicians and religious leaders’ inability to resolve conflict in the Middle East. He suggests that Arab poetry, which has always been [...] by

Adonis on Syrian Conflict at NYRB: ‘A Writer Can Never Be on the Side of Killing’ April 19, 2016: The New York Review of Books hosts a thought-provoking interview with Syrian-born, Paris-based poet, translator, editor, and theorist Adonis. In addition to his views on the failure of the Arab [...] by

‘For me, the act of writing is to commit to a kind of hope, to the will to change’: Adonis Speaks to The Indian Express May 14, 2015: Last weekend, the Syrian-born poet, Adonis traveled from Paris to Varkala, a coastal town in Kerala, to receive the Kumaran Asan World Poetry Prize. Previous recipients of the award include Léopold [...] by

Syria’s ‘New Poetry,’ Rejuvenated by the Revolution September 9, 2013: A great article on the new poetry coming out of the Syrian civil war is at Al Jazeera. “Rather than relying on metaphors and allegorical images, these new poems rely on literal, visceral [...] by

Nobel Prize for Literature Odds in Murakami’s Favor, Poets Ko Un & Adonis in Running September 5, 2013: The Guardian has got the odds on the Nobel Prize for Literature, which should be announced in about 29 days; it looks like Haruki Murakami is the favorite, with 3-1 odds. Syrian poet Adonis is also [...] by