Poetry and Art
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The Oasis of Nizar
Mahmoud Darwish Home Page
Khalil Gibran
Egypt Art
The Gallery
Darat al Funun
Poets from Palestine
Arabic Poetry



 
 

The Oasis if Nizar
 http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~alississ/poetry/nizar.html
     This site is dedicated entirely to the late poet Nizar Qabbany. He was one of the most beloved poets from Syria and his Nizar Qabbanypoems are still admired by many.     The death of Qabbany came as a surprise to many, but this site keeps his legacy alive with samples of his old poems, and recent ones that he wrote days before his death.
     Most of the poems are written in Arabic, but there are few that are translated into English. Still, this is an interesting site to browse, and a great site for the late Nizar Qabbany.
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Mahmoud Darwish Home Page
http://www.sofnet.co.il/literary/mdarwish/ind1.htm
     This site has several samples from poems by Mahmoud Darwish. Darwish is a famous Palestinian poet who is famous all around the Arab world.
Mahmoud Darwish     He has been writing poems for many years, and he still is one of the top Arab poets. This page has several samples in Arabic of his poems.
     If you can not read Arabic, then you might not enjoy this site too much, because everything is written in Arabic (except the title). For Arab readers, this is a good site to read some of Darwish's best poems.
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Khalil Gibran
http://leb.net/gibran/
    This site explores the poems of Khalil Gibran. Khalil Gibran is a famous Lebanese poet who died in 1931. He wrote many poems; both in Arabic and English.
Khalil Gibran     This page has some Gibran quotes along with samples of his poems. Furthermore, there are a few links to other Gibran sites that are interesting as well.
     The samples in this site are in English, so many people can browse and enjoy. Some of his poems were originally written in English so you get the full meaning from the poet instead of a translation.
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Egypt Art
 http://www.egyptart.org.eg/
     This page has a mixture of modern and contemporary Egyptian art. For instance, there is an entire section on calligraphy, and another on paintings.
     This is a good site for someone who is interested in exploring and learning about Egyptian art. The history of each topic is given, and there are a few examples of each topic.
     Overall, this is a great site for people to learn more about Egyptian art, and the history of some of the ancient art forms.
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The Gallery
 http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Museum/5162/
     This site is few on words, and filled with paintings. It has a collection of paintings by an Arab artist. The Gallery is a good place to browse if you are interested in viewing paintings.
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Darat al Funun
 http://www.daratalfunun.org/main/index.html
     Darat al Funun, which means "House of the Arts" in Arabic, is an actual museum in Jordan, ands this site acts as a magazine for it. It gives the latest information about it, and has several samples from this museum.
     The site is in English, so basically anyone can browse this page and understand it. Overall, it is good for learning about the Arab arts.
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Poets from Palestine
 http://www.barghouti.com/poets
      On this page, you will find biographies of some famous Palestinian poets such as Mahmoud Darwish. This site is very interesting and informative.
     A nice option is that you can read poems by these poets in either Arabic or in English. This widens the target audience to anyone interested in Arab poets.
     This page is kept up-to-date, and it says that the page is updated often. Overall, this is a very good site about Palestinian poets.
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Arabic Poetry
 http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/1324/arabp.htm
     This page has several poems from many famous Arab poets such as the late Nizar Qabbany and Mahmoud Darwish. All of the poems are in English, so it is good for people who are interested in Arabic poetry, but cannot read Arabic.
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