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SQCC Hosted Poetry and Prose Series, Seif al-Rahbi and Modern Arabic Poetry from Oman

Thursday, April 19, 2018

On April 19, at 6 pm, SQCC inaugurated its first evening of the 2018 Poetry and Prose Series. Our honored guest of the evening was Dr. Clarissa Burt, who is an Arabic poetry enthusiast. Dr. Burt is an associate professor of Arabic Language, Literature and Culture at the U.S. Naval Academy where she has taught since 2004. She has lived and traveled extensively in the Arab World, including Oman in the company of her students, and for her own research. She is interested in all ages of Arabic poetry. 

Dr. Burt introduced us Modern Arabic Poetry in Oman, with the evening focusing on to the profound and beautiful poetry of Seif al-Rahbi . Al-Rahbi is a renowned Omani poet, essayist and writer. Dr. Burt gave an enlightening overview of his poetry style and remarkable influence on the Omani modern literature. 

Pictures of the event can be viewed here.

Posted By: jmahmood - Monday, 23 April, 2018 at 12:00 AM