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Mohammed Bennis

Mohammed  Bennis

Mohammed Bennis

(Marokko, 1948)
Born in Fez, Morocco in 1948. A major figure in Modern Moroccan poetry. Ph.D holder, and professor of Arab poetry at the faculty of letters, Rabat. In 1971 he founded the literary review Attakafa Aljadida which was decisive in the creation of a Modernist sensitivity in Morocco during the seventies. He is president of the House of Poetry in Morocco, and one of its founders.
His poetical works include:
Before Speech
Towards Your Vertical Voice
Leaf of Splendor
The River between Two Funerals.

He also wrote an influential critical thesis entitled Modern Arab Poetry: Structure and Transmutations, published in 4 volumes.

His Complete Poetical Works were published in 2002.

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On Lyrikline you can find additional information (in German) about Mohammed Bennis and hear him read his poems.
Gedichten van Mohammed Bennis
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Gefinancierd door de Europese Unie
Elise Mathilde Fonds
Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère