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World through the Eyes of Writers

August 2012

In this collection, originally featured in the August 2012 issue of Words Without Borders, the great Adonis introduces Egyptian poet Abdel-Moneim Ramadan.

Adonis Recommends Abdel-Moneim Ramadan
By Words Without Borders
Ramadan’s dazzling poem evokes Adonis’s famous “Funeral for New York.”
Funeral for Walt Whitman
By Abdel-Moneim Ramadan
So finally, atop the fender of a tank / lounges Walt Whitman.
Translated from Arabic by Michael Beard & Adnan Haydar