Young Golf poets .. Exciting language combinations and different experiences

With the rise of technological tools, and the developments that accompany them in reality, a different style of poetry has emerged in the Arab Gulf states over the past decade, offering new experiences with the senses and language, and innovative ideas in form. , construction, style and themes.

This young experience presents different poetic cases according to the economic, social and security circumstances of these poets.

A good number of young experimenters in the poetic project embodied a new stage in the Arabic poetic product, open to all styles and international poetic forms.

Perhaps their appearance embodied a new stage of poetic experimentation, its features may not have been completed yet, but its impact will appear in the future.

Here we highlight some of these experiences, to name a few.

From the Emirates, Abdul Rahman Al-Humairi, a young poet, managed to attract the attention of readers through social networking sites, through his daily publications, and was able to print his first collection of poems in 2019.

It is clear in Al-Hamiri’s method that he possesses vision, in addition to daring to experiment, by breaking patterns and templates in the composition of the artistic image, as well as beliefs.

In his text, Al-Humairi follows philosophizing and allusion, which are necessary in poetry, and he follows the drawing of poetic scenery through his sentences that tend to be poetic, sometimes intensifying and prose at a different time.

And he relies on artistic paradoxes through his pictures that play a shock game with the senses, and increase the state of tension, to knock on the emotional door within the reader’s nerves.

And always in Al-Humairi’s poem there is a craftsmanship of astonishment that becomes entangled with the human imagination, and brings back an ancient scene from memory.

Al-Humairi tends to simplify language and use smooth words, while stimulating difficult ideas, both existential and subjective, within consciousness.

Among the texts of his collection:

“There is only one person,

Deliberately do not smile on the group photo,

Then, twenty years later, he knows he was right,

he is now,

He frowned at the photo,

without saying to himself,

I long for the days when I was happy. ”

In 2006, Kuwait presented the poet Huda Ashkanani, winner of the Voices from the World Award of Italy 2012, and the first poetry prize of the University of Kuwait, and she published two volumes of poetry: In “A Sky Looking for a Cover” and “A Door to Love … Two Doors to Pain.”

Ashkanani’s language is characterized by intense condensation.

The poet’s text is characterized by a large number of existential and subjective questions and his clashes with reality.

The text also addresses the area of ​​doubt with all beliefs, analyzes them and evokes the resulting feelings, by immersion in contemplation and reflection.

Ashkanani’s poetic play revolves around the contradictions and repeated allusions throughout his texts, and is always going to paint the poetic incident, and neglect it, through his attention to detail about it.

In her latest collection, Huda says:

To the one who does not stop devouring her children …

to the ground:

It’s a dead body.

I gave birth to him in an evil world

At that time the trees had little light

There was no hope of distraction

The great cities are like one another in the lost.

And because you have decided not to get lost,

I started filling it again

O poor mother …

you in life,

What should you do? “

From Saudi Arabia, the poet Ali Akour, who has a motivated audience for his writing, appeared on social media.He managed to print 3 collections: “The Biography of Things” 2011, “As a Small Victory for Lightning and Shivering “2020 / and” Post for September Trees “2021. His poems have been published on many Arabic platforms.

“Akour” possesses an intense and highly coherent poetic language, and he is able to create a poetic shock with human consciousness, through the strong poetic construction of the text, so his text continues with a contemplative and informative thought experiment, which relies on the interesting and surprising conclusion, enough for the effect to take place.

All things in Akour are testable, by poetic language, and subjects drawn from nature and the events around him, so that he is able to deconstruct and reassemble the events within the text by correcting and shifting them, which provides an exciting intellectual and linguistic movement.

In Akour’s texts, the sounds, movements and rhythms through which nature moves are highlighted, which carry the reader with images other than meaning, by changing, changing, accelerating and slowing down the rhythm and movements of things, and integrate within the scope of human movement.

The Saudi poet follows different ways of shocking the reader through artistic comparisons and internal metaphors of the text, emphasizing the role of the paradox in this.

Among his texts:

“There is no doubt that the trees near each other, whose branches and shadows intertwine, must have been the voices of a family that died in an air raid, and now they are growing to complete their warm talk.”

From Iraq, the poet Amer Al-Tayeb, through his continuous publication on communication websites, and his body to a wide audience, emerged through his striking and controversial texts.

His appearance with another group of young Iraqi poets embodied the war period, such as Kazim Khanjar, Maytham Radi, and others, expressing a poetic revolution that penetrated all obstacles to free man from blood and destruction.

Al-Tayeb has published 4 volumes of poetry: “More than death with one finger” 2017, “Stand alone like two trees” 2018, and my volume “A picture from behind of number 9”, and “The rest in someone else life ”2020.

In his texts, al-Tayyib looks for those passers-by who go beyond the context, who possess their own characteristics and who are not seen by the public, therefore he writes about them and their details, which he sees in their ordinary poetry, and the meaning beyond the ordinary.

In his text, Al-Tayyib combines the possible and the impossible, by creating contradictions and the gray state between them, emphasizing the acquisition and lack of human awareness of different conditions, through experience and sudden linguistic allusion.

The language of Amer Al-Tayeb is characterized by simplicity and the ability to simulate through its mixed text between narrative and condensation, which embodies its ability to link concepts and prose, so that the poetic perspective is achieved, without ambiguity or conflict. in meaning.

Al-Tayyib targets the relationship between a man and a woman in many of his texts, following the analysis and irony of the contradictions between the qualities between them.

He shows in his texts the subjective experience of man with love, betrayal and pain, as well as man’s experiences with repeated wars and human conflicts.

From his texts:

From interlocking fingers,

Man learned to make a window.

to put together,

Learn to make a wall.

of equal access,

Man has learned to build a prison! ”

And the poet Batoul Humaid appeared in Bahrain, which reinforced her presence in the Bahrain scene through the interactions of the audience and critics with her lyrics.

In 2019, Hamid released her first collection of poems “I beg for life with an open face”.

What distinguishes Batoul Hamid is the language and the internal dialogue of the text, and the references she throws into her poetic sense, and she is able to capture the neglected event of reality, to put it in a poetic state to change, by the calculated poetic evasion.

His language is characterized by ease and technical abundance of meaning, without excessive description and wording, as his sentences tend to be short, as if what stands between them is omitted, which is one of the demands of influential poetry.

Experimentation with Hamid is in the silent ideas in Arab society, which express the desire of Arab women to loosen the chains and restrictions around them more.

The artistic value of linguistic intensification and rhythm within his texts, by creating a moral astonishment, emerges at the end of the poetic rules of his text.

The poet writes:

“A woman measures her memories while shopping in a modest women’s shop … She crumples days on the floor, to buy one smile, in front of a wide mirror.”

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