POEMS

 

SEVEN POEMS by SANIYA SALEH and FIVE POEMS by MOHAB NASR

In SEEDINGS, Issue 7, (Fall 2020)

THREE POEMS by YOUSSEF RAKHA

In KGB Bar Online Literary Review, Issue 9: The Poetry Issue (February, 2020)

[NO MALICE IN THEIR VIOLENCE] by DHUL RUMMA 

In Blackbox Manifold, Issue 22 (Summer 2019)

 

YA USTAZ MOHAMMED by YOUSSEF RAKHA

In SEEDINGS, Issue 6, (Summer 2019)

 

TWO VERSIONS OF POEM SIX FROM THE INTERPRETER OF DESIRES BY IBN ARABI

In The Johannesburg Review of Books, Vol. 3, Issue 7 (Summer 2019)

LIKE ANY MESSIAH TAKEN UNAWARE BY DEATH by AISHA AL-SAIFI

In Words Without Borders (May, 2019)

THE PRINCESS WAITS

A verse play by SALAH ABDESSABOUR

In The Sultan's Seal (February, 2019)

 

TWELVE POEMS by YOUSSEF RAKHA

In The Sultan’s Seal (November, 2018)

 

POEM 28 and POEM 53

Variations on IBN ARABI, co-written with Yasmine Seale

In Tentacular (October, 2018)

 

SIX POEMS by SOUKAINA HABIBALLAH

In The Sultan’s Seal (May, 2018)

 

UNRECKONED / THINGS

A sequence of seven poems in correspondence, co-written with Yasmine Seale, based on Poem 55 of IBN ARABI’S Interpreter of Desires

In The Sultan’s Seal (May, 2018)

A POEM by DHUL RUMMA

In The Sultan’s Seal (May, 2018)

 

THE ONLY WINDOW, IN DISREPAIR by SANIYA SALEH

In The Sultan’s Seal (April, 2018)

 

THE DAYBOOK OF BISHR THE BAREFOOT by SALAH ABDESSABOUR

In The Sultan’s Seal (November, 2017)

 

AN OLD STORY by SALAH ABDESSABOUR

In The Sultan’s Seal (November, 2017)

 

THE SCREAM by AHMAD YAMANI

In The Sultan’s Seal (September, 2017)

THE BRIMMING SEA by IBN ARABI

In The Sultan’s Seal (August, 2017)

 

THE DYING OF 1958 by MOHAMED AL MAGHOUT

In The Sultan’s Seal (June, 2017)

 

THE STORM TAKES THE HEART by SANIYA SALEH

In The Sultan’s Seal (June, 2017)

 

SEAT OF A PASSENGER WHO LEFT THE BUS by WADIH SAADEH

In The Sultan’s Seal (June, 2017)

 

POEMS by AHMED SHAFIE

From his collection وقصائد أخرى [And Other Poems]

In SEEDINGS, Issue 3 (Spring 2017)

 

THE BOOK OF GENESIS by AMAL DONQOL

In SEEDINGS, Issue 3 (Spring 2017)

 

TWO POEMS by IBN ARABI and ANNABIGHA ADHUBIYANI

In The Sultan’s Seal (March, 2017)

 

HORSES AT THE DOOR by WADIH SAADEH

In The Sultan’s Seal (February 2017)

 

TOMORROW THE VILLAGE MARKET DAY by AHMAD YAMANI

In The Sultan’s Seal (January, 2017)

 

MEETING WITH AN ARAB POET IN EXILE by SARGON BOULUS

In The Sultan’s Seal (December, 2016)

PROSE

BEIRUT'S JUST A PLACE 

An excerpt from YOUSSEF RAKHA'S بيروت شي محل [Beirut's just a place] 

In The Sultan's Seal (November, 2020)

BLOOD IN FLAMES

A short story by MOHAMMED MUSTAJAB

In Words Without Borders (October, 2019)

 

TWO DARK PATCHES

A short story by HAYTHAM EL WARDANY

In Temporary Gallery (October, 2019)

TWO STORIES by MOHAMMED MUSTAJAB

Originally published by Al Thaqafa magazine in 1975

In The Sultan’s Seal (April, 2019)

 

WHAT EVERYBODY KNOWS

An excerpt from NAEL ELTOUKHY’S novel الخروج من البلاعة [Out of the Gutter]

In The White Review, Issue 24 (March, 2019)

 

OUR STORY

A short story by MUHAMMAD ABDELNABI 

From his collection كما يذهب السيل بقرية نائمة  [As the Torrent Carries Off a Sleeping Village]

In Arablit Quarterly: Beginnings, Vol 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2018)

Winner of the 2018 ArabLit Story Prize

THE NIGHT POST

An excerpt from HODA BARAKAT’S novel بريد الليل [The Night Post]

In Words Without Borders (July, 2018)

 

ATRIS

An excerpt from YOUSSEF RAKHA’S novel باولو [Paulo]

In 3:AM Magazine (May, 2018)

 

WHO ARE YOU AND WHO AM I and NIGHT

Two passages from AL NIFARRI’S مواقف [The Stations]

In The Sultan’s Seal (May, 2018)

 

FROM THE BOOK OF SLEEP, PART 1 and PART 2

Excerpts from HAYTHAM EL WARDANY’S كتاب النوم [The Book of Sleep]

In Minor Literatures (February, 2018)

 

THE FITUWA

An excerpt from SALAH EISSA’S social history رجال ريا وسكينة [The Men of Raya and Sakina]

In The Sultan’s Seal (February, 2018)

INTO THE KITCHEN OF HORRORS: PART ONE

An essay by ROGER OUTA on meals and murder

In Tamawuj (Ocotber, 2017) 

RESTORATION

A conversation in correspondence between FADI EL ABDALLAH and HAYTHAM EL WARDANY

In Tamawuj (May, 2017)

AND THIS IS THE RECORD OF WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED

An excerpt from YOUSSEF RAKHA’S novel باولو [Paulo]

In Asymptote (April, 2016)

NATURAL LAW

A short story by HAYTHAM EL WARDANY

In Starship Magazine, No. 12 (Spring 2015)

THE UNDEVELOPED INTELLECTUAL IN ZOMBIELAND

A review of Youssef Rakha's novels by IBRAHIM FARGHALI

In The Chronic by Chimurenga (March, 2015)