Classical 91.5


Mar 30, 2017

Glow by Jawdat Fakhreddine, translated by Huda Fakhreddine and Jayson Iwen, read by Peter Conners

Jawdat Fakhreddine was born in 1953 in a small village in southern Lebanon. A professor of Arabic literature at the Lebanese University in Beirut, he is one of the major Lebanese names in Modern Arabic Poetry, and is considered one of the second generation poets of the modernist movement in the Arab world.

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Fakhreddine earned an MA in Physics and taught at the high school level for more than 10 years. During this time he published a number of poetry collections and was encouraged by Adonis to work on a PhD in Arabic literature. Fakhreddine intermittently publishes articles and new poems in al-Hayat newspaper, which is an Arab newspaper published in London and distributed worldwide, and in as-Safir, one of the two major Lebanese Newspapers. He writes a weekly article in al-Khaleej newspaper, a widely distributed gulf daily newspaper. Lighthouse for the Drowning is his first US publication of a full-length collection of poetry. He currently lives in Beirut, Lebanon.