Selections of poems and fiction, sampling the richness and variety of the hundreds of authors in the issues. Plus a chance to hear and see a few of the authors in performance.
Adonis's life in poetry
Banipal 2 (Summer 1998) published a major interview with Adonis, that was entitled: "There are many Easts in the East and many Wests in the West". On 9 November this year Adonis gave the 3rd Annual Lecture of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation at the British Library. Adonis's influence as poet, philosopher and theoretician of Arab poetics is worldwide. A video recording of the Lecture will be uploaded in due course.