Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Poet Jailed in Bahrain

Ayat al-Gormezi

Poet who became symbol of Bahrain resistance is jailed, an article by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent.

Bahrain woman gets year in jail for critical poems by the Associated Press's Brian Murphy

From The Guardian's Bahrain student jailed for year over protest poems:

"Across the Arab world, poetry is a powerful and popular form of expression. Thousands of works have extolled the so-called Arab spring, ranging from free-form verse in Cairo's Tahrir Square to literary figures such as Syria's Ali Esber, better known by his pen name Adonis, who has railed against Arab despots and last month was awarded Germany's Goethe prize."

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