Egyptian Poets

ET commemorates Egypt’s legendary colloquial poet Abdel Raham el-Abnudi on his 7th passing anniversary

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 12:44 GMT

Writing in colloquial Egyptian rather than classical Arabic endeared him closer to the Egyptian populace who affectionately dubbed him “El-Khal” (The Uncle).

Al-Sennari House to host poetry evening “Autumn of Life” on Jan. 18

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 - 12:32 GMT

The evening includes a variety of sections that combine poetry, music and singing.

Remembering a legend: Bayram al-Tunisi

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 - 10:00 GMT

January 5 marks the passing anniversary of the pioneer of Egyptian vernacular poetry, renowned poet Bayram al-Tunisi.

Al-Sharjah honors 4 Egyptian writers at Egypt’s Supreme Council of Culture

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 12:45 GMT

The honored writers are the poet Darwish El-Asyouty and the writers Said Noah, Samir El-Manzalawi, and Mustafa Nasr.

Egypt’s Opera House celebrates centenary of poet Morsi Aziz on June 13

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 - 02:04 GMT

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.

Poets Forum: Salah Abdel Sabour edition launches on March 24

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 - 04:16 GMT

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.

Egypt’s General Authority for Cultural Palaces celebrates birth anniversary of Hafez Ibrahim

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 04:16 GMT

Hafez Ibrahim Fahmy is considered one of the most famous figures of modern Arabic poetry.

Ahmed Shawky International Award for Poetic Creativity begins receiving works

Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 03:43 GMT

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.

Jan. 5 marks 60th passing anniversary of legendary Bayram al-Tunisi

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 - 01:35 GMT

Tunisi passed away on January 5, 1961, leaving behind a great poetic and lyrical heritage.

Egypt’s culture min. mourns death of renowned poet, translator Rifaat Salam

Sun, 06 Dec 2020 - 02:08 GMT

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.