Mohammed Bennis  

(1948-)Morocco

Mohammed Bennis is one of the most important poets of the Modern Arabic Poetry. He was born in Fez, Morocco, in 1948. He contributes energetically to modern Arabic poetry and has been widely respected in Arab world since the 1970s. The author of more than thirty titles (poetry, prose, essays, and translations, among them, fifteen poetry collections, studies on Moroccan poetry and modern Arabic poetry), Bennis has published in numerous newspapers and reviews all over the Arab world. Some of his poems and texts have been translated and published in collective works, reviews and newspapers in Europe, the United States and Japan. From 1995, published translations of his poetry collections and books have appeared in various languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Macedonian and German. He has also translated French works into Arabic including A Throw of the Dice: Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé.

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