Sharjah: The General Secretariat of the Sharjah Award for Arabic Poetry Criticism has announced the winners of the second session of the event, which was titled “Transformations of the Contemporary Arabic Poem in View of Criticism.”
Three Arab critics, Mr. Fathi Al Sharmani of Yemen, Dr. Mohammed Al Tahnawi of Morocco, and Mr. Abd al-Rahim Wahbi of Saudi Arabia, won the first, second, and third places, respectively.
Sharjah Award Winners
- Mr. Fathi Al Sharmani won first place for his study titled “The Strategy of Cultural Transformation in Contemporary Yemeni Poetry.”
- Dr. Mohammed Al Tahnawi took second place with his work, “Failure of Criticism and Poetic Rhythm.”
- Dr. Abd al-Rahim Wahbi secured the third place for the paper titled “Imagination Patterns in Contemporary Arabic Poetry: An Approach to the Discourses of Criticism and Poetry.”
According to Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Al Qassir, director of Cultural Affairs, the award succeeds in establishing a critical scene for Arabic poetry in line with the directives of Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, supreme council member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Egypt had the highest participation rate in the contest.
The Sharjah department of Cultural Affairs launched the initiative in 2020 to promote arabic poetry and encourage critics and those interested in studying poetry for the benefit of the arab creative community.