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Hatif Janabi: The Rhythm of life and language is changing constantly.

 

EDITOR’S FOREWORD

Ever since Nadwah was launched in October 2018, the objective has been to offer a platform for quality poetry. To a
certain degree, we can discuss what constitutes ‘quality’ poetry, but perhaps we can agree that the most essential and
integral components of quality poetry are rhythm and its twin, metre. Perhaps due to misunderstanding or misinformation, there is a belief that ‘free verse’ can be free of rhythm or metre, and we find many poems that are cut in lines and look like poetry but sound no rhythmic quality. Understanding rhythm in a given language is the fundament of writing poetry, whether a poet decides to use a specific traditional metre or not. Adding to the confusion is the belief that anything expressed in lines is poetry, even if the lines add up to a prose text. Yet, even the hallmark of good prose is rhythm.

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Sydney Lea to The Fifth Issue of Nadwah: I Tend to Be a Formal Poet

 

EDITOR’S FOREWORD

In this fifth issue of Nadwah, we divide the featured poets into classical, modern and contemporary poets. For the first time, Nadwah introduces a new corner called Guest of Honour, in which we interview a prominent poet and feature a few of his poems in its original language and in translation. We are happy to have Sidney Lea, the Vermont Laureate Poet, as our guest of honour in this new issue.

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Issue 4 of Nadwah: Whisper for Rain!

 

Editor’s Foreword 

This new issue of Nadwah features sixteen established and published poets  that represent a wide varieties of cultures. We are happy to have in this new issue Native American, African, Pakistani,  Mongolian, Greek and Italian poems translated in Nadwah for the first time. As we did in the previous issue, we have translated some master poets as well: Rilke, Nabokov and al-Malaeka.

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Issue 3 of Nadwah: Poems of love

 

Editor’s Foreword 

The current issue of Nadwah features poets from Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Russia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macedonia, India, Slovenia, Australia, Canada, the UK, Germany and the USA.

This issue, not only features contemporary poets, but some modern poets too such as Nagi, Rasafi and Qabbani. We will try to include a few classical and/or modern poems in every issue. This is to pay respect to the masters who no doubt deserve our remembrance by translating and reading them.

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Issue 2 of Nadwah: Ending 2018 - More World Poetry

 

Editor’s Foreword 

This second issue of Nadwah features a number of new poets not featured in the first issue. While Nadwah focuses predominantly on poetry written and translated into English and Arabic, this issue gives voice to poets from different parts of the world who write in languages other than English and Arabic, such as  Chinese, German and Russian.

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Issue 1 of Nadwah: Nadwah Poets - Special Issue

 

Editor’s Foreword 

The idea of launching this magazine has been on my mind for many years and I have always procrastinated carrying it out for one reason or another. Maybe one of the reasons is knowing how immense this project might be and how much effort and time it will take. In the end, I knew I had to start somewhere. Otherwise, the idea would always remain just an idea.

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Rabia, A Witness to Divine Love: A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1610, AC-2, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: Monday, 11.00 am, 26 September 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.

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Rumi, Ocean of Love: A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: LT-12, AC-1, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: Thursday, 11.00 am, 24 March 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.

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Poetry reading by Sayed Gouda from his two recently published books of poetry: In the Quiet of the Night, and wo shi ni chengwei wode gudu 我使你成我的孤独 ['I Made You My Solitude']. The reading will be in Arabic, Chinese, and English.

Kubrick Poetry • March • In the Quiet of the Night

時間 Time:2016/3/20 (Sunday) 4:30pm-5:30pm

地點 Venue:油麻地 Kubrick電影中心一樓講廳

主持 Moderator: Polly Ho & Cyrus Wong

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Metres of Classical Chinese Poetry II (The Tang Dynasty) :

 

A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: B5118, AC-1, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: 14 March 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.

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Metres of Classical Chinese Poetry I (Shijing – Lisao – Fu – Yuefu – Wugu – Qigu – Zayan) :

 

A lecture at City University. Details as follows:

Venue: B5118, AC-1, City University of Hong Kong, 2 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong.

Time: 15 February 2016.

Lecturer: Dr Sayed Gouda.

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Sangeeta Majumder: Kathak is a Doctrine of Life!

Nadwah – Hong Kong - 12 April 2015

 

Born in a family of academicians and business persons in the City of Joy, Kolkata, Sangeeta Majumder is the first in her family to choose her career in the field of kathak dance. Exceptionally talented, this creative danseuse is presently practicing in the prime institution of India of the legendary kathak Maestro and the world’s most

Gouda Honoured with The Enchanting Poet Award

Nadwah - 22 December 2012

 

Sayed Gouda was honoured with The Enchanting Poet Award in December 2012. The Enchanting Poet Award is an award given by the quarterly poetry magazine The Enchanting Verses

155,819 Visits on Nadwah in November

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 1 December 2012

 

According to Yahoo Web Hosting, Nadwah website hits 155,819 visits in November as the image below shows. Please click on the image to enlarge it:

138,491 Visits on Nadwah in October

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 3 November 2012

 

According to Yahoo Web Hosting, Nadwah website hits 138,491 visits in October as the image below shows. Please click on the image to enlarge it:

Gouda's Arabian Night of Poetry in Hong Kong

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 8 October 2011

 

Egyptian poet Sayed Gouda featured a poetry reading on Friday 7 October 2011 at Book Attic, which was filled up with attendants of different nationalities. Gouda recited more than 20 of his new poems. The Arabic reading was accompanied by reading the translation in English, French, German, and Chinese with spiritual

Nadwah Press Celebrates Macedonian Poetry in Cairo

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 6 May 2010

 

Nadwah Press starts its publications in Cairo with two books of Macedonian poets, Trajan Petrovski and Branko Cvetkoski translated into Arabic. Each book has 64 pages (15cmx21cm). Petroveski's Bearing the Soul has 41 poems while Cvetkoski's Heavenly Places has 25 poems

LAMA HOURANI at JA NYC Summer show

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 23 July 2009

 

NEW YORK (July 20, 2009) - Lama Hourani, Jordanian international jewelry designer, will be showcasing her jewelry for the first time at the 2009 JA New York Summer Jewelry Show from July 26th to July 29th. Booth 1213A in the Designer Section of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

"Unpolished Allure" by upcoming photographer Farah Hourani

Nadwah - Hong Kong - 20 July 2009

 

Dear Friends & Art Lovers,

Join us in a vibrant photography exhibition

entitled" Unpolished Allure" by upcoming photographer Farah Hourani

Gillian Bickley - UKTHE PROVERSE PRIZE

(INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION)

FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITING
Nadwah - Hong Kong - 7 May 2009

 

Entry is open to all over 18, irrespective of residence, nationality or citizenship.
Closing Dates: 30-May-09 (Entry forms and fees); 30-June-09 (Manuscripts)
Details: Prize: *HKD10,000 (approx GBP800 / USD1,300. [*HKD7.80= USD1.00]
Founders: Dr Verner Bickley, MBE and Dr Gillian Bickley. To celebrate their lifelong

Al Salt Greeting Cards  Fall – Erwin Olaf
Memories of the Spirit @ Foresight32 Art Gallery Literary Activities in December 2008

 

* Hong Kong Remembers Darwish Unprecedentedly Midnight's Children to be a film
* Hong Kong Lights Up Candels for Darwish

محمود درويش - فلسطين* Mahmoud Darwish… in the presence of Absence

* "Prophet of the Poets" Published in Macedonia

* Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish dies

* Wyndham Lewis Portraits Opens at The National Portrait Gallery in UK

* Hommage à Mahmoud Darwich

* Atwood wins Spanish Prince of Asturias Prize for literature

* Author Rushdie Receives Knighthood

 

Rumi, Poet of the Month at Kubrick

* PROVERSE Dinner and Two Books

* Art Festival in Dubai 19-22 March 2008

* Arabic Nadwah Paints the Borrowed House in March
* Poetry Flies High in Hong Kong

 

 

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