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The Skin of Chaos —The Letters of Adonis and Adel Abdessemed (part 2)

This is part two of a three-part series. You can read part one here. World-renowned poet Adonis and award-winning artist Adel Abdessemed present a record of their passionate conversations in Paris in this collection of letters written between June 2013 and February 2015.  Presented exclusively for the first time here

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The Skin of Chaos —The Letters of Adonis and Adel Abdessemed (part 1)

World-renowned poet Adonis and award-winning artist Adel Abdessemed present a record of their passionate conversations in Paris in this collection of letters written between June 2013 and February 2015.  Presented exclusively for the first time here in anticipation of the publication of Adonis’ newest book, Concerto al-Quds, on November 28,

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Hope for Revolution, Art and Change: Adonis

Ali Ahmad Said Esber is better known to the Arabic world as Adonis, though he is only beginning his entrance into the Anglo world. Syrian-born and currently living in Paris, Adonis is, and has been for decades, one of the most popular modern poets writing in Arabic. His twenty volumes

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Adonis Wins Goethe Prize!

After being shortlisted for the Griffith Poetry Prize earlier this year, Syrian poet Adonis won the prestigious Goethe Prize of Frankfurt-am-Maim in Germany for his lifetime body of work, with selected highlights appearing in our Margellos World Republic of Letters title: Adonis: Selected Poems, the first collection in English to

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Adonis in New York and New Haven

Not one, but two, important literary events are on the horizon: Adonis, the esteemed Syrian poet, will be in New York on Monday, October 25 at the 92nd Street Y and at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center on Tuesday, October 26; both are readings from his newly published book, Adonis: Selected

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