Writing in colloquial Egyptian rather than classical Arabic endeared him closer to the Egyptian populace who affectionately dubbed him “El-Khal” (The Uncle).
The evening includes a variety of sections that combine poetry, music and singing.
January 5 marks the passing anniversary of the pioneer of Egyptian vernacular poetry, renowned poet Bayram al-Tunisi.
The honored writers are the poet Darwish El-Asyouty and the writers Said Noah, Samir El-Manzalawi, and Mustafa Nasr.
The Egyptian Opera House will celebrate the centenary of the late poet Morsi Gamil Aziz, by holding a concert at the Fountain Theater, supervised by director of Arab music Gihane Morsi and directed by Mahdi el-Sayed.
The forum includes holding a large number of poetry evenings, at the headquarters of the Supreme Council of Culture, and various culture palaces across Egypt.
Hafez Ibrahim Fahmy is considered one of the most famous figures of modern Arabic poetry.
The award is granted to a poet from Egypt and another from a different country, who possess the characteristics of creative uniqueness and poetic excellence.
Tunisi passed away on January 5, 1961, leaving behind a great poetic and lyrical heritage.
Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem mourned the death of the renowned poet and translator Rifaat Salam, who passed away on December 6, at the age of 69, after a struggle with illness.