Anna Della Subin’ss book Accidental Gods will be published next year. (November 2019)

IN THE REVIEW

How Arabic Made It New

Laure Ghorayeb: Untitled, 1968. Ghorayeb was a frequent contributor of poetry and translations to Shi‘r, the magazine founded by Adonis and Yusuf al-Khal in 1957 in Beirut.

City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut

by Robyn Creswell
In the autumn of 1961 a delegation of poets arrived in Rome for a conference called “The Arab Writer and the Modern World.” It was sponsored by the Congress for Cultural Freedom, the international arts organization that would be unmasked, five years later, as a façade for American intelligence as …