Winners of the Best Poem Award
The First Edition 1990
The First Edition of the Best Poem Award was Jointly Given To:
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zaki al-Ashmawi
* Born in Fareskur, Egypt in 1921 and passed away in Alexandria in 2005.
* He is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Arabic literary criticism in Egypt and beyond.
* He graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, in 1954, obtaining a Master's degree in Arabic literature in 1951.
* He later obtained a PhD in literary criticism from the University of London in 1954.
* He progressed through teaching positions at Alexandria University, starting as a teaching assistant in 1946 and reaching the rank of professor in 1968.
* He was elected Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1974 to 1976, appointed Vice President of the University from 1976 to 1979, appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Beirut from 1979 to 1981 and served as a full-time professor at Alexandria University from 1981 to 2005.
* He served as a member of the Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt from 1976 to 1998.
* He was a member of the Alexandria Council of Culture.
* He supervised numerous master's and doctoral theses at Egyptian and Arab universities.
* His works include:
"The Poet Al-Naabigha Al-Dhubyani" (with a study of pre-Islamic Arabic poetry).
"Issues in Ancient and Modern Literary Criticism."
"Literature and Contemporary Values of Life."
"Contemporary Vision in Literature and Criticism."
"The Theater: Its Foundations and Contemporary Trends with Comparative Analytical Studies."
"The Poet's Attitude towards Art and Life in the Abbasid Era."
"Contemporary Figures in Thought, Literature, and Art from the East and the West."
"Figures of Modern Arab Literature and Their Artistic Directions (Poetry, Theater, Short Story, Literary Criticism)."
"Alexandria Poets and Their Creative Experiences."
* Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Foundation Award for Poetic Creativity has reprinted his works in nine volumes in 2009.
* He received several cultural and scientific awards, including:
Alexandria University's Scientific Appreciation Award and its Gold Medal in 1979.
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences Award in 1983.
Creative Award in Poetry Criticism from Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Foundation Award for Poetic Creativity in 1990.
State Appreciation Award of Egypt in 1992.
Mr. Moustafa Abdullatif Al-Saharti
* Born in 1902 in the city of Mit Ghamr, Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt, and died in 1983 in Cairo.
* He lived in both Egypt and France.
* He received the basics of the Arabic language and memorized some chapters of the Holy Quran at the Kuttab.
* He then joined Mit Ghamr Primary School, where he obtained his certificate in 1916.
* He later moved to Kishk Secondary School in Zifta and the Coptic School in Mit Ghamr, and then to Zagazig Secondary School, where he obtained his high school degree in 1922.
* He joined the Faculty of Law at Cairo University and received his degree in 1926. He went to Paris to pursue a PhD in law, but he shifted his focus to studying literature at the Sorbonne University and journalism at its affiliated school in Paris. He spent his time in the university’s public library and attended lectures at various institutes mainly dedicated to the studies of literature.
* He worked as a lawyer for 16 years in his hometown until the late 1942. He then moved to Cairo and joined the government service in early 1943 as an official in the Propaganda and Publishing Department of the Ministry of Protection, until it was abolished.
* He then moved to the Ministry of Commerce and worked in the legislative department of the Investigations Administration. He later joined the Administrative Prosecution and held the position of head of the department of the Ministry of Justice.
* He collaborated with Ismail Adham in editing the magazine "Adabi" and was a prominent member of the Apollo Group.
* He also served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine "Al-Imam," founded by Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi, and contributed to the establishment of the Modern Literature Association, where he served as its president (1954).
* He was also a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Al-Thaqafah" (1973).
* Selected as a member of the Supreme Council for Arts and Literature.
* Poetry Works:
His poetry collection "Azhar Al-Thikra" was published by Al-Taa'win Printing Press in Alexandria in 1943.
He also had poems published in the magazine "Apollo," including "Min Al-A'amaq" (From the Depths) in September 1934, "Dunya Al-Khayal" (The World of Imagination) in November 1934, and "Wahi Al-Zalam" (Revelation of Darkness) in December 1934.
* Other Works:
He authored several books, including:
"Adab Al-Tabi'a" (The Literature of Nature), published by Al-Taa'win Printing Press in Alexandria in 1937
"Al-Shi'r Al-Mu'asir 'ala Daw' Al-Naqd Al-Hadith" (Contemporary Poetry in the Light of Modern Criticism), published by Al-Moqtam Publishing House in Cairo in 1948, with a second edition in 1984
"Shu'ara' Al-Yawm" (The Poets of Today), published by Dar Memphis for Printing in 1957
"Ideologia Arabiya Haditha" (Modern Arab Ideology), published by Dar Al-Tiba'a Al-Haditha and the Modern Publications Foundation in 1957
"Al-Fann Al-Adabi" (Literary Art), published by Maktabat Al-Anglo in Cairo in 1960
"Dirasat Naqdiah" (Critical Studies), published by the General Egyptian Book Organization in Cairo in 1963
"Al-Naqd Al-Adabi Min Khilal Tajaruby" (Literary Criticism Through My Experiences), published by the Higher Arab Studies Institute in Cairo in 1963
"Tahqiq Shi'r Abdul Hamid Al-Sanusi" (Co-Investigation of the Poetry of Abdul Hamid Al-Sanusi), the Egyptian General Organization for Authorship, Translation, and Publishing in Cairo in 1964
"Radiah" by the Nubian poet Ibrahim Sharaoui, presenting and analyzing, the Modern Literature Association in Cairo in 1968
"Dirasat Naqdiah Fi Al-Adab Al-Mu'asir" (Critical Studies in Contemporary Literature), published by the General Egyptian Book Organization in Cairo in 1979
"Al-Asalah Al-Adabiyah" (Literary Authenticity)
"Khalil Mutran: The Man and the Poet"
"Shu'ara' Mujaddidun" (Poets of Renewal)
"Shu'ara' Mu'asirun" (Contemporary Poets) co-authored
"Ahmad Mahrum" (manuscript)
"Dirasat Naqdiya fi Al-Nathr" (Critical Studies in Prose) (manuscript)
* He also wrote several articles published in the magazine "Apollo," including:
"Diwan Ateeq" (Poetry Collection of Ateeq) (Presenting and Criticism) in November 1934
"Al-Alhan Al-Da'iyah Lil-Sha'ir Hasan Kamil Al-Sayrafi" (The Lost Melodies of the Poet Hasan Kamil Al-Sayrafi) in December 1934,
"Fann Shakespeare fee Nazar Tolstoy" (The Art of Shakespeare in the Views of Tolstoy), in December 1934.
* He has seven articles about Paris published in the weekly newspaper "Al-Seyassah" from March 5, 1929, to April 25, 1929, as well as extensive research on democratic Paris published in the newspapers "Wadi Al-Nile" in November 1928, "Al-Sharq Al-Jadeed" in January 1929 and "Al-Balagh" in July 1930.
The Second Edition 1991
The Second Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Jointly Given to:
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Fattooh Ahmed Ali
* Prof. Dr. Muhammad Fattooh Ahmed Ali
* Born in 1937 in the Sharqia Governorate, Egypt.
* He graduated from the Faculty of Dar Al-Ulum at Cairo University with an excellent grade and first-class honors in 1962.
* He obtained his master's degree in literary studies in 1966 and his Ph.D. in contemporary Arabic literature in 1973.
* He progressed in teaching positions at the Faculty of Dar Al-Ulum at Cairo University until he became a professor, then a vice-dean of the faculty.
* He was later appointed as a professor of Arabic literature and literary criticism at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Kuwait, where he also served as the head of the Arabic Language Department until 1998.
* He then returned to his position as a professor of Arabic literature at the Faculty of Dar Al-Ulum, Cairo University.
* He is a member of the Egyptian Association for Literary Criticism.
* He is a member of the Egyptian Association for Comparative Literature.
* He is a member of the Arabic Language Academy in Cairo.
* He is a member of the Poetry Committee of the Supreme Council for Culture.
He is a member of the editorial board of Albabtain Encyclopedia of Contemporary Arab Poets.
* He is a member of the editorial board, advisory board, and the first advisor of Albabtain Encyclopedia for Arab Poets in the 19th and 20th centuries.
* He has been practicing poetry writing since the mid-1950s and has published his work in several literary magazines such as Al-Majalla, Al-Thaqafah, Al-Risalah Al-Jadidah, and Al-Shi'r.
* His works include:
"In Contemporary Egyptian Theater", "Umayyad Poetry", "Symbol and Symbolism in Contemporary Poetry", "The Poetry of Al-Mutanabbi", "Written Prose", "The Reality of the Arabic Poem", "A Modern Reading of Abbasid Poetry", "Arabic Literature in Expressing Unity and Diversity (co-authored) ", "Tawfiq Al-Hakim (co-authored)", "Poetic Modernity", "Aesthetics of Narrative Discourse", "Poetic Paradoxes", and "Arabic Poetry in the 20th Century".
* He received the first prize for research from the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in 1963, the Poetry Prize from the Supreme Council for the Promotion of Arts and Literature in Egypt in 1964, and the Poetry Criticism Award from the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Foundation for Poetic Creativity.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdulmotalib Moustafa
* Born in Mansoura, Arab Republic of Egypt, on September 5, 1937.
* Obtained his Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Dar Al-Ulum, University of Cairo, 1964. Master's degree in Criticism and Rhetoric in1973 from the same college, and his PhD in Criticism and Rhetoric, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, 1978.
* He progressed in teaching positions starting from being a lecturer in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Ain Shams University in 1979, an Assistant Professor in 1986, a Professor of Criticism and Rhetoric in 1990, and the Head of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Ain Shams University in 2000.
* Some of his publications include:
"Trends in Criticism and Rhetoric in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries of the Hijri Calendar" - Dar Al-Andalus Publishing House, Lebanon, 1982.
"Studies in Ancient Criticism" - Al-Hurriyah Books, 1982.
"The Dialectics of Individualism and Composition in Ancient Arabic Criticism" - 1983.
"Stylistics of Rhetoric" - Al-Shabab Books, 1983.
"Rhetoric and Stylistics" - Egyptian General Book Organization, 1984.
"A Second Reading of Amr ibn Kulthum's Poetry" - Al-Hurriyah Publishing, Cairo, 1986.
"The Expert and the Expertise" - Arab World Publishing House, Lebanon, 1989.
"Issues of Modernity in the Works of Abdulqahir Al-Jurjani" - Longman, 1990.
"Izzeldin Ismail as a Critic" - Egyptian General Book Organization, 1990.
"Building of Style in Modern Poetry" - Dar Al-Ma'arif Publishing House, Egypt, 1993.
"Encounters of Modernism in Seventies Poetry" - Qusour Al-Thaqafah, 1994.
"Stylistic Readings in Modern Poetry" - Egyptian General Book Organization, 1994.
"Poetic Maneuvers" - Dar Al-Shorouk Publishing House, 1996.
"Thus, the Text Spoke" - Egyptian General Book Organization, 1997.
"Arabic Rhetoric: Another Perspective" - Longman, 1998.
"The Shaped Text" - Qusour Al-Thaqafah, 1999.
"Rhetoric of Narrative" - Qusour Al-Thaqafah, 2001.
"The Book of Poetry" - Longman, 2002.
"The Memory of Literary Criticism" - Qusour Al-Thaqafah, 2003.
"The Poet and the Experience" - Supreme Council of Culture, 2003.
"Rhetoric of Feminist Narrative" - Qusour Al-Thaqafah, 2007.
"Shawqi and Hafez in the Mirror of Criticism" - Supreme Council of Culture, 2007.
Excellent Research Award, Ain Shams University, 1986.
Yamaani Foundation Prize in Poetry Criticism, 1994.
Badge of Honor of the Rank of Knight (Chevalier) from the French Government, 1997.
Appreciation Award from Ain Shams University in Arts and Literature, 2007.
* Cultural Roles:
Editor-in-Chief of the literary series "Aswat Adabiyyah" (Literary Voices), published monthly by the General Authority for Cultural Palaces, Ministry of Culture.
Editor-in-Chief of "Al-Odabaa" (The Writers) magazine, a quarterly magazine published by the Egyptian Writers' Association.
* Member of the Poetry Committee and the Literary Studies Committee at the Supreme Council of Culture.
The Third Edition 1992
The Third Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Jointly Given to:
Mr. Muhammad Rajaa Abdulmo’men Al-Naqqash
* Born in the village of Menyet Samannoud, Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt in 1934 and passed away in 2008.
* He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University in 1956.
* He worked in journalism, where he held the position of editor-in-chief for several newspapers and magazines, including Al-Hilal, Ad-Doha, Al-Rayah Al-Qatariyah, and the Radio and TV Magazine.
* He served as the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian Al-Musawwar magazine and as the editor-in-chief of Al-Kawakib magazine.
* He received the State Appreciation Award in Egypt in 2000, as well as the Shield of the Syndicate, the Shield of Dar Al-Hilal Foundation, and the Shield of the Al-Tajammu' Party.
* Among his works:
"Contemporary Writers", "Thirty Years with Poetry and Poets", "El-Akkad between Right and Left", "In the Light of Theater", "Abu al-Qasim al-Shabbi, the Poet of Love and Revolution", "Contemplations on Human Beings", "Unknown Pages in Contemporary Arabic Literature", "Geniuses and Madmen", "Isolationists in Egypt", and "Mahmoud Darwish, the Poet of the Occupied Land".
Prof. Dr. Maher Hassan Fahmy
* He graduated from the Faculty of Arts - Farouk I University (currently Cairo University) from the Department of Arabic Language and Literature in 1950.
* He obtained a Master's degree in Arts in 1954 and a Ph.D. from Alexandria University in 1957 on the topic of the “Development of Modern Arabic Poetry in Egypt During the First Half of the Twentieth Century” with honors, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Muhammad Muhammad Hussein.
* He is a professor of modern literature at several Egyptian and Arab universities.
* He was appointed as a lecturer at the Girls' College, Ain Shams University, and progressed in positions until he was promoted to the rank of professor.
* He served as a vice-dean and then as the dean of the Girls' College, Ain Shams University.
* He worked at the Center for Studies and Research at the League of Arab States.
* He served as the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities in Qatar for more than ten years.
* He passed away in 1994.
* Among his works:
He has published numerous books and research papers in the field of modern prose studies, modern poetry studies, and critical studies.
He has authored seventeen works, including a book about "Qasim Amin" in 1965, "Sound and Echo: A Technical Study of Al-Mutanabbi's Poetry" in 1991, "Shawqi and his Islamic Poetry", "Literary Doctrines", and "The Development of Modern Arabic Poetry in the First Half of the Twentieth Century".
* He received the Cairo Arabic Language Academy Award in 1966 for his study on "Mohamed Tawfiq Al-Bakri."
The Fourth Edition 1994
The Fourth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Prof. Dr. Moustafa Nassif
* He was born in Egypt in 1922 and passed away in 2008.
* Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Arabic Language and Literature from the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University in 1945.
* Obtained a Master's degree in Arabic Rhetoric for a research titled "The Rhetoric of Abdulqahir al-Jurjani: Presentation and Critique" in 1948.
* Obtained a PhD in Arabic Rhetoric for research titled "Rhetoric in al-Kashaf: Theory and Practice: Presentation and Critique."
* Appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Arabic Language at the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University in 1951, then promoted to Lecturer in 1952, Assistant Professor in 1960, and Professor in 1965.
* Served as a Visiting and Exchange Professor at the following universities: London, Yemen, Benghazi, and King Saud University in Riyadh.
* Was granted scholarships for academic missions at the University of London and Harvard University in the United States to study literary criticism.
* Participated in several conferences, including the Oriental Studies Conference at Cambridge University, London in 1961, and the Literary Criticism Conference in Jeddah in 1988.
* Member of the Literary Studies Committee - Supreme Council of Culture in Egypt.
* Among his Literary Works:
First - Books:
"The Literary Image" - published multiple times.
"Child's Symbol: A Study in Mazeni Literature" - Dar Al-Qawmiya Publishing House, Cairo, 1966.
"Study of Arabic Literature" - published multiple times.
"Theory of Meaning in Arabic Criticism" - published multiple times.
"The Problem of Meaning in Modern Criticism" - published multiple times.
"A Second Reading of Our Ancient Poetry" - published multiple times.
"Language between Rhetoric and Stylistics" - Literary Club, Jeddah.
"Taha Hussein and Heritage" - Literary Club, Jeddah.
"Dispute with Critics" - Literary Club, Jeddah.
"The Absent Face" - Egyptian General Book Authority, 1993.
"The Voice of the Ancient Poet" - Egyptian General Book Authority, 1992.
"Language, Rhetoric, and the New Birth" - Suad Al-Sabah Publishing House, Cairo.
"The Dilemma of Freedom in Contemporary Poetry" - Suad Al-Sabah Publishing House.
Second: Major Published Research:
"Between Two Rhetorics" A research paper presented at a symposium titled 'A New Reading of Our Critical Heritage' and published in a book - Literary Club, Jeddah, 1990.
"An Internal Perspective in Yamaani’s Text" - Aqlam Iraqi Magazine - March 1986.
"Dimmed Light: A Study in Contemporary Poetry" - Ibdaa Magazine - Cairo, February 1993.
"A Reading of a Poem" - Ibdaa Magazine - January 1992.
"The Human Aspect of Signification" - Fosool Magazine, Cairo - March 1986.
"A Reading of Miracles' Indications" - Fosool Magazine, Cairo - April 1981.
"In Search of Integration in Mazeni Literature: A Mazeni Bibliography" - American University Press in Cairo - 1979.
"Amin Khuli as a Reader of Rhetoric" - Literary Club Magazine (Lectures) - Jeddah, 1988.
"Linguistic Sensibility" - Literary Club Magazine (Lectures) - Jeddah, 1989.
"Modernity in Arabic Poetry" - Research paper presented at the International Poetry Conference - Cairo, 1990.
"Understanding: An Ethical Sense" - Ibdaa Magazine - June 1994.
"Observations on Language Evolution" - Ibdaa Magazine - January 1994.
* Participated in co-authoring two books titled "Criticism and Rhetoric," which were extensively used in public education for a long time, in collaboration with the late Dr. Mahdi Allaam and Dr. Abdulqadir Al-Qatt.
The Fifth Edition 1996
The Fifth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Salah El-Din Fadl
* He was born in Shubas Al-Shuhada village, central Delta, Egypt, in March 1938.
* Completed primary and secondary education in Al-Azhar Institutes.
* Obtained his Bachelor's degree from the college of Dar Al-Ulum, Cairo University, 1962.
* Worked as a teaching assistant at the same college since his graduation until 1965.
* Sent on a scholarship for postgraduate studies in Spain and obtained the State PhD in Arts from the Central University of Madrid in 1972.
* Worked as a lecturer of Arabic literature and translation at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, University of Madrid, during his scholarship from 1968 to 1972.
* Concurrently contracted with the Higher Council for Scientific Research in Spain to contribute to the revival and publication of Ibn Rushd's philosophical heritage.
* After returning to Egypt, he worked as a professor of literature and criticism at both the Faculty of Arabic Language and Girls' College, Al-Azhar University.
* Worked as a visiting professor at the College of Mexico for Graduate Studies from 1974 to 1977.
* Established the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the Autonomous University of Mexico in 1975 during his stay there.
* Participated in the Executive Committee of the Orientalists Conference held in Mexico in 1975.
* Moved to work as a professor of literary criticism and comparative literature at the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, from 1979 until now.
* Participated in the establishment of Fosool Magazine for Literary Criticism and served as its deputy editor-in-chief at various intervals since 1980.
* Appointed as a cultural advisor to Egypt in Spain and director of the Egyptian Institute for Islamic Studies in Madrid, Spain, from 1980 to 1985.
* During this time, he headed the editorial board of the Egyptian Institute for Islamic Studies Journal.
* He was selected as Honorary professor of postgraduate studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
* Honorary member of the Spanish Historical Academy.
* Appointed as the dean of the Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism at the Academy of Arts in Egypt from 1985 to 1988 after his return.
* Worked as a visiting professor at the universities of Sana'a, Yemen, and Bahrain until 1995.
* Participated in the establishment of the Egyptian Society for Literary Criticism and served as its vice president since 1989.
* Member of the Supreme Council for Culture and Media in the Specialized National Councils Authority.
* Member of the Higher Scientific Committee for the Promotion of Professors.
* General Secretary of the Intellectuals Front for the Defense of Freedom of Thought and Expression.
* Currently works as a professor of literary criticism and comparative literature at Ain Shams University, supervising a large number of master's and doctoral theses.
* Contributed to organizing numerous scientific and critical conferences in Egypt, Spain, and Bahrain, and participated in most Arab scientific forums.
* Participated in several committees of the Supreme Council for Culture in Egypt for literary studies, poetry, and story.
* Oversees a collection of series in the General Egyptian Book Organization.
* Some of his works include:
"Spanish Romanticism: Study and Models" in 1974.
"Realism Approach in Literary Creation" in 1978.
"Theory of Structuralism in Literary Criticism" in 1978.
"The Influence of Islamic Culture on Dante's Divine Comedy" in 1980.
"Stylistics: Principles and Procedures" in 1984.
"Production of Literary Significance" in 1987.
"The Morisco Wars Epic" in 1988.
"Text Codes: Semiological Research" in 1989.
"Phenomena of Spanish Theater" in 1992.
"Narrative Techniques in Arabic Novels" in 1993.
"Rhetoric of Discourse and Text Science" in 1993.
"Contemporary Poetic Styles" in 1995.
"Forms of Imagination: From Literary and Life Fragments" in 1995.
"Contemporary Criticism Methods" in 1996.
"Reading the Image and Images of Reading" in 1996.
Translations from Spanish theater:
"Life is a Dream" by Calderon de la Barca in 1978.
"The Star of Seville" by Lope de Vega in 1979.
"The Double Plot" by Dr. Palme, authored by Buero Vallejo in 1974.
"Dream of Reason and Don Quixote" by Buero Vallejo in 1975.
"The Arrival of the Gods" by Buero Vallejo in 1977.
* He published a large number of research papers and articles in most critical journals and magazines in Egypt and the Arab world.
The Sixth Edition 1998
The Sixth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Prof. Dr. Idrees Abdulaziz Belmelih
* He was born in Fez, Morocco, in 1949.
* Obtained his Bachelor's degree in Arabic Literature - Faculty of Arts - Fez, 1974.
* "Doctorate of the Third Cycle," Faculty of Arts - Rabat, 1983.
* State Doctorate - Faculty of Arts - Rabat, 1992.
* Awarded the Morocco Prize for Writers in the field of translation, 1993.
* His works include:
"The Romantic School", 1980.
"Graphic Vision According to Al-Jahiz", 1984.
"The Salafist Movement and the Baath School in Arabic Literature", 1986.
"Criticism of Poetry among the Arabs until the 5th century of the Hijrah" (Translation), 1993.
"Poetic Selections and Ways of Reception among the Arabs through Al-Mufaddaliyat and Abu Tammam's Hamasa", 1995.
* He has also written numerous other books and articles.
He has additional creative works in the novel and poetry genres.
The Seventh Edition 2000
The Seventh Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Prof. Dr. Mabrouk bin Mahfoudh Al-Manaaey
* He was born on October 10, 1954, in Silyana, Tunisia.
* Graduated from Sadiki Elementary Institute, then he was enrolled at Dar Al-Muallimin Al-'Aliyya, and after that he got a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Tunis.
* He obtained Supplementary certificate in linguistics.
* Supplementary certificate in educational sciences.
* State Doctorate in literature in 1994.
* Worked in secondary education, then in teaching literature at the Faculty of Arts and the Higher Institute of Education.
* He is Professor of poetry, criticism, and theoretical issues at the Faculty of Arts - Manouba, Tunisia.
* Director of studies, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
* Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education.
* Member of the Tunisian Writers' Union.
* Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Arts - Manouba, Tunisia.
* Member of the Board of Directors of the Tunisian University Yearbooks.
* Member of the Committee of Experts for the Reform of Professorships.
* Member of the Committee for Creativity in Poetry (Ministry of Culture, Tunisia).
* Member of the Jury Committee of the Abi Al-Qasim Al-Shabbi Prize: 1998 edition.
* Collaborative expert with the Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies: 1996-1998.
* Participated in numerous seminars and scientific conferences in Tunisia and abroad.
* His works include:
"Al-Mufaddaliyat: A Study of the Wellsprings of Ancient Poetry" 1997.
"Abu Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi: The Anxiety of Poetry and the Ode of Time."
"Towards a New Vision of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership" (Translation) Barcelona 1997.
"Poetry and Wealth: A Study on the Mechanisms of Poetic Creativity among the Arabs" 1998.
The Eighth Edition 2002
The Eighth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Prof. Dr. Abdulwahed Mahmoud Lo’lo’ah
* He was born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1931.
* He obtained Bachelor's degree (with honors) in English language and literature, University of Baghdad, 1952.
* Obtained his Master's degree in English and its teaching in 1957 from Harvard University, followed by a Ph.D. in English literature (modern poetry and criticism) - Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio - 1959-1962.
* He was a teacher of English literature at the University of Baghdad - Head of the European Languages Department, 1962-1967.
* He was Assistant Professor - delegated professor at Kuwait University, 1967-1970.
*Associate Professor - College of Arts, University of Baghdad, 1970-1971.
* Associate Professor - College of Arts, University of Baghdad, 1972-1977.
* He retired from the University of Baghdad and dedicated himself to writing and translation, 1977 - 1983.
* He worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature - Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, on February 4, 1983, and obtained the rank of Professor in the same university in the same year.
* He became Director of the Department of Modern Languages - Yarmouk University on September 1, 1984.
* He served as Professor of English Literature - United Arab Emirates University on September 1, 1989.
* He served as Professor of English Literature - Al-Zaytouna University, Amman, Jordan on September 1, 1994.
* He became Professor of English Literature - International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 16, 1997.
* Published Works:
"In Search of Meaning," first edition in 1973, second edition in 1983.
"T.S. Eliot: The Deserted Land - The Poet and the Poem," 1995, three editions.
"Blowing in the Ashes," first edition 1982, second edition in 1989.
"Moon Houses," 1990.
"Shores of Disappearance," 1999.
Translations from English to Arabic:
John Arden, "Babylonian Waters, Sergeant's Dance" (Series of World Theatre - 80/1), Kuwait, Ministry of Information, 1976.
William Shakespeare, "Timon of Athens" (Series of World Theatre - 95), Kuwait, Ministry of Information, 1977.
John Arden, "Bound Freedom, Rise of the Hero" (Series of World Theatre - 102/2), Kuwait, Ministry of Information, 1978.
"Encyclopedia of Critical Terms", A series of 44 parts, 16 parts of which were published (Baghdad - Ministry of Culture and Information, 1978 - 1928 - 1989).
D.G. Hulme, "William Blake" (Baghdad, Ministry of Culture and Information, 1982).
William Shakespeare, "Pericles" (Series of World Theatre - 247), Kuwait, Ministry of Information, 1990.
William Shakespeare, "Cymbeline" (Series of World Theatre - 259), Kuwait, Ministry of Information, 1992.
Rabindranath Tagore, "Songs and Poems" (Cultural Assembly - Abu Dhabi - 1994).
Dr. Salma Al-Khadra Al-Jayyusi, "Modern Arabic Poetry", The first part was published by the Union of Writers and Authors of the UAE - Sharjah, 1996.
Dr. Ismail Al-Faruqi and Dr. Lois Lamya Al-Faruqi, "Atlas of Islamic Civilization," published by Al-Obaykan Library - Riyadh, 1998.
Dr. Salma Al-Khadra Al-Jayyusi: (Editor) "Andalusian Heritage," Beirut: Arab Unity Publishing Foundation, 1998.
* He translated and published numerous books and research papers from Arabic to English and vice versa and has participated in many Arab and international conferences with his research.
The Ninth Edition 2004
The Ninth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Darwish
* He was born in Egypt in 1943.
* He obtained his PhD in Arts and Humanities - specializing in literary criticism and comparative literature from the University of Sorbonne - Paris, France - 1982.
* He is Advisor to the Presidency of Sultan Qaboos University for Cultural and Media Affairs, with the rank of Dean of the University, 1999-2001.
* Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Sultan Qaboos University, 1996-1999.
* Professor of Rhetoric, Literary Criticism, and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts - Cairo University, 1993.
* Among his Published Works:
"Our Culture in the Age of Globalization," Longman Press - Cairo, 2002.
"French Orientalism and Arabic Literature," (Dar Ghareeb Publishing House - Cairo - Second Edition), First Edition - General Egyptian Book Organization - Cairo, 1997.
"Ibn Dureid: Pioneer of Arab Story," (Dar Ghareeb Publishing House - Cairo - Second Edition), First Edition - General Youth Activities Authority - Muscat, 1989.
"The Theory of Comparative Literature and its Manifestations in Arabic Literature," (Dar Ghareeb Publishing House), 2002.
"Khalil Matran: Poet of Self and Emotion," (Dar al-Masriah al-Lubnaniah - Cairo), 2001.
"Poetic Theory (The Structure of Poetry and Higher Language) - translated," (Dar Ghareeb Publishing House), 2000.
"In the Company of Emirs Abu Firas al-Hamdani and Abdul Qadir al-Jazairi," Foundation of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Award for Poetic Creativity - Kuwait, 2000.
"Rescuing Language from the Hands of Grammarians," Dar al-Fikr Publishing House - Syria, 1999.
"The Art of Bibliographies and Biographies" (translated), Supreme Council of Culture - Cairo, 1999.
"Narrative Techniques through the Narrator and the Storyteller," (Longman Press) - Cairo, 1998.
"The Evolution of Literature in Oman," Dar Ghareeb Publishing House, 1998.
"Rhetorical Text in Arab and European Heritage," (Dar Ghareeb Publishing house - Second Edition), First Edition - al-Nasr Books, 1992.
"The Study of Style between Contemporaneity and Heritage," (Dar Ghareeb Publishing House - Second Edition), First Edition - al-Zahraa Press, 1984.
"Critical Heritage: Issues and Texts," (Cultural Palaces Authority) - Egypt, 1998.
"The Pleasure of Poetry Appreciation," Dar Ghareeb Publishing House, 1997.
"Comparative Literature: Theory and Application," (Dar al-Fikr Al-Hadeeth Publishing House - Third Edition) - (First Edition - al-Zahraa Press), 1985.
"Word and Microscope (In the Critique of Poetry)," (Dar al-Shorouk Publishing House - Cairo, Second Edition), (First Edition - Dar al-Thaqafah Publishing House), 1993.
"Analytical Criticism of Contemporary Poetry," (Dar al-Shorouk Publishing House - Second Edition), (First Edition - Al-Nahdah al-Masriyah Publishing House), 1988.
The Tenth Edition 2006
The Tenth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Jointly Given to:
Prof. Dr. Bassaam Musa Qattous
* Born in the village of Arraba, Palestine, in 1956.
* Completed his primary, preparatory, and secondary education in schools in his village, Arraba.
* Obtained a Ph.D. in Arabic language and literature (criticism and modern literature) from the University of Jordan in 1988.
* Promoted to the rank of professor at Yarmouk University in 1997.
Head of the Arabic Language Department at Kuwait University from 2002 to 2004.
Deputy Dean of the College of Education in Salalah, Sultanate of Oman, from 1995 to 1996.
Professor of Criticism and Modern Literature in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Yarmouk University in 1997.
Associate Professor of Criticism and Modern Literature in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Yarmouk University from 1993 to 1997.
Assistant Professor of Criticism and Modern Literature in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Yarmouk University from 1988 to 1993.
Membership and Committees:
Member of the Oxford Academy for Advanced Studies.
Member of the Jordanian Writers Association.
Member of the General Union of Arab Writers and Authors in Damascus.
Chairman of the Committee for Developing the Arabic Language Curriculum Series at the Ministry of Education in Kuwait in 2004/2005.
Among his Selected Works:
"Reading Strategies: Etymologization and Critical Procedures", Cairo, (Alam Al-Kitab, 2nd edition, 2005) - (1st edition, 1998).
"Semiotics of the Title: A Reading of Poetic Achievements and Imagined Narrative", published with support from the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, 2000.
"Textual Approaches to Modern Palestinian Literature", Amman, Dar Al-Shorouk for Publishing and Distribution, 2002.
"The Text's Enjoyment: Pleasure of Reception: Reading beyond the Text", printed with the support of the Greater Amman Municipality on the occasion of selecting Amman as the Capital of Arab Culture, 2002.
"The Unity of the Poem in Modern Arabic Criticism", Irbid, Dar Al-Kindi Publishing House, 1999.
"Guide to Contemporary Critical Theory", Kuwait, Dar Al-Arouba Publishing House, 2004.
"Psychological Approach in Modern Criticism: Egyptian Critics as a Model", Scientific Publishing Council, Kuwait University, 2004.
"Creativity and Breaking the Norm: Critical Insights", Scientific Publishing Council, Kuwait University, 2005.
Supervision of Master's and Ph.D. Theses:
He examined and supervised over twenty theses, including master's and doctoral theses, in various Arab universities.
* He published numerous scientific and critical research papers.
* He participated in numerous Arab and international critical conferences.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Hawwar
* Born in As-Sawafir, Palestine, in 1946.
* Obtained a Ph.D. from Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1977.
Assistant Professor at the University of Constantine, Algeria, from 1972 to 1976.
Professor at Benghazi University, Libya, from 1978 to 1980.
University of the United Arab Emirates: 1980 - 1994 (Lecturer, then Assistant Professor, then Professor).
Jordanian Women's Universities: 1994 - 1997.
Hashemite University since 1997.
Head of the Arabic Language Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Hashemite University, from 1997 to 1999 and 2001.
Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Encyclopedia of Arab-Islamic Civilization at the Al al-Bayt Foundation’ and its editor of language and literature from 1994 to 2002.
Deputy President of Al-Isra University (delegated) since 2004.
* Selected Works:
A - Published Studies:
"Longing for the Homeland in Arabic Literature until the End of the Umayyad Era". 2nd edition, 1989, Dar Al-Qalam, Kuwait - Dubai.
"The Humanistic Tendency in Ancient Arabic Poetry". 2nd edition, 1984, Al-Nahda Al-Arabiyya Publishing House, Beirut.
"Methodology and Phenomenon: Studies in Literary Heritage". Arab Institute for Studies, Beirut, 1997.
"Safi al-Din al-Hilli: His Life, Works, and Poetry". 2nd edition, 1990, Dar Al-Fikr Publishing House, Damascus.
B - Published Research Papers:
"Elegies for Mothers in Arabic Poetry from Ibn al-Rumi to Abu al-Ala al-Ma'arri". Journal of the College of Arts, United Arab Emirates University, Issue 2, 1986.
"Literary Markets in Pre-Islamic and Islamic Periods as a Social Communication Medium". In a book titled "Proceedings of the Seminar on Media Departments in Arab Universities," League of Arab States, 1984.
"The Dialectic of Thought and Art in Al-Luzumiyat". In a book titled "Seminar on Abu al-Ala al-Ma'arri," Ministry of Culture, Damascus, 2003.
The Twelfth Edition 2010
The Twelfth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Dr. Salah El-Din Ali Rizq
* He was born in 1951 in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt.
* Obtained a Ph.D. in Modern Literature in 1982.
* Head of the Department of Literary Studies in 2008 - Faculty of Dar Al-Ulum - Cairo University.
First: Research Papers
Ahmed Helmi Salam 1982,
The Eighth Journey of Sinbad 1983 (poetry),
A Critical Reading of the Poetry of the Crisis of Kuwait 1991,
Universality of Vision and Specificity of Formation 1996,
Reading of the Poem "Homeland" 1997,
Vision and Perspectives of Reality and Aspiration 1998,
Information Structure in the Novel "Al-Sakhi" (The Generous) 1998,
Discourse and Formation: A Study in the Novel "Al-Nuhi" 1998,
Problematic of Approach in Cultural Criticism 2003,
Specificity of Artistic Structure 2004.
Prose of Abu al-Ala, Technical Studies 1983,
The Short Story 1983,
Readings to the Novel 1989,
The Literary Nature of Text 1989,
Poetry of the Mu'allaqat Poems 1994,
Pre-Islamic Poetry 1994,
Reading the Novel: An Introduction to Interpretive Techniques 1995,
Selections from Contemporary Modern Poetry 1995,
Poetry of Signification 1997,
Approaches to Analyzing Literary Texts 1997,
Classics of Arabic Poetry 2009.
The Thirteenth Edition 2013
The Thirteenth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Dr. Yusuf Mahmoud Olaimat
* He was born in 1975 in the city of Mafraq, Jordan.
* He holds a Bachelor's degree in Arabic language, as well as a Master's and a Ph.D. in literature and Literary criticism.
* He served as an Assistant Professor of Theory and Criticism at Hashemite University, and Assistant to the University President as of 18/10/2010.
* He has published works in the following research areas:
"Aesthetics of Cultural Analysis: Pre-Islamic Poetry as a Model" (book).
"Cultural Pattern: A Cultural Reading of Ancient Patterns of Arabic Poetry" (book).
* He has conducted peer-reviewed research and studies, including:
"The Eloquence of Al-Hajjaj in Poetry: A Reading of the Poetry of Al-Ra'i Al-Namiri," Damascus University Journal.
"Representations of Power: Deconstructive Reading of 'Amr ibn Kulthum's Mu'allaqa," Umm Al-Qura University Journal.
"Narrative Aesthetics: A Study of Badi' Al-Zaman Al-Hamadhani's Maqamat Al-Bishriyya," Arab Journal of Humanities, Kuwait University.
"Poetic Language and Transformations of Pattern: A Reading of Abu 'Uyaina Al-Mohallabi's Poetry," Arab Journal of Humanities, Kuwait University.
"Dialogic Language in Virtuous Poets: A Cultural Reading," Arab Journal of Humanities, Kuwait University.
"The Image of the Other in Al-A'sha's Poetry: Manifestations of Thi Qar," Journal of Humanities, University of Bahrain.
"The Dialectic of the Sacred and the Profane: A Reading of 'Antara's Mu'allaqa," Jordanian Journal of Arabic Language, Mutah University, Jordan.
"Semiotics of Cultural Patterns: A Cultural Study of the Mu'allaqa of 'Imru’ al-Qays," Jordanian Journal of Arabic Language, Mutah University.
"Reception and Rhetoric of Waiting," Alamat Journal, Literary and Cultural Club in Jeddah.
"Criticism of Pattern: Culture of the Text and References of the Pattern," Literary and Cultural Club in Jeddah.
"The Dialectic of Rejection and Belonging: A Study in the Poetry of 'Abdul-Mun'im Al-Rifai," Jordanian Ideas Journal.
"Power and its Representation: A Historical Reading of the Story 'Athlajat' by Richard Jeffery, Translated by Dr. Yusuf Olaimat," Nawaafith Journal, Literary Club in Jeddah.
The Fourteenth Edition 2014
The Fourteenth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Given to:
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Musallam Abdulqadir Abou Al-Adous
* He was born in the city of Hebron in occupied Palestine on February 10, 1956.
* He obtained Bachelor's degree from the University of Jordan, ranked first, in Arabic language and literature (1977).
* He obtained Master's degree from the University of Jordan, ranked first, specializing in Andalusian literature and criticism (1979).
* He obtained a PhD from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, specializing in rhetoric and criticism (1984).
Teacher at the Ministry of Education, Jordan (1978-1979).
Teaching at the College of Teachers, Zarqa, Jordan (1979-1980).
Professor at the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Yarmouk University (1980-1981).
Professor at the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Yarmouk University (1984-1990).
Head of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Yarmouk University (1995-1997).
Professor in the Department of Arabic Language at Yarmouk University (1998-2007).
Professor in the Department of Arabic Language at Qatar University (2007-2010).
President of Al-Zarqa University (2010-2013).
Dean of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies at Al-Zarqa University (2010-2011).
Honors and Awards:
Abdulhameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Scientists in the field of humanities on the Arab level for the year 1990.
Award from the late King Hussein of Jordan on the occasion of achieving first place in the master's degree.
Certificate of Appreciation from the Syrian Minister of Culture on the occasion of the International Seminar “From the Levant to Andalusia” held in Damascus on April 28, 1986.
Award from the Atlas World Center for Studies and Research in the field of translation, May 19, 2001.
Membership in Scholarly Associations and Journals:
Editor-in-Chief of "Al-Zarqa Journal of Research and Humanities", a refereed scientific journal, September 1, 2010, August 15, 2013.
Member of the Jordanian Translators Association, Amman, Jordan.
Member of the MLA (Modern Language Association) - United States of America.
Member of the Higher Committee of "Al-Zarqa Journal", 2010 until now.
Member of the Permanent Organizing Committee of the IACQA Conference, September 5, 2011 until now.
Conferences and Scientific Meetings in which he partcipated:
He participated in numerous conferences and seminars, including:
Centennial of Ahmed Fares Al-Shidyak, Butrus Al-Bustani, and Reinhardt Dozy, Tunisia, April 1986.
International Seminar "From the Levant to Andalusia" on the occasion of the twelfth century anniversary of the migration of Abd al-Rahman al-Dakhil to Andalusia, Damascus, May 1986.
First Literary Criticism Conference, Yarmouk University, Jordan, July 1987.
Seminar on "Taha Hussein and the Future of Arab Culture: Achievements and New Horizons", Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, November 11-14, 1989.
Conference on "Arab-European Relations: Past, Present, Future", Madrid, the first half of March 1990.
Seminar on Abdul Qahir Al-Jurjani, Sfax, Tunisia, December 7-9, 1995.
Seminar on "Creativity and Universality," College of Arts and Humanities, Al-Qairawan, Tunisia, April 4-7, 1996.
Seminar on "Western Rhetoric and Arabic Rhetoric: A Philosophical Perspective," under the auspices of the French Institute in the Middle East, Beirut, July 1-7, 2006 (in English).
International Conference on "Modern Arabic Literature in Sudan", University of English Language and Foreign Languages - Hyderabad, India, 12-14/11/2007
7th Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Arts entitled "Arabic Language: Glorious Past, Aspired Future," Zarqa University, Jordan, November 30-December 2, 2010.
National Dialogue Seminar on Education in Jordan, Zarqa University, Jordan, May 7-9, 2012.
"Metaphor in Modern Literary Criticism: Cognitive and Aesthetic Dimensions," Al-Ahliyya Publishers, Amman, Beirut, second edition, 1997.
"Metaphor in Orientalists' Research (Wilhelm Heinrichs as a Model)," Al-Ahliyya Publishers, Amman, Beirut, 1998.
"The Art of Writing and Expression," Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan, 2000.
"Critical Readings," Ministry of Culture Publications, Jordan, 1999.
"The Music of Poetry and the Science of Prosody," Al-Ahliyya Publishers, Amman, 1999.
"Introductions to Arabic Rhetoric," Al-Maseera Publishers, Amman, 2007.
"Naguib Mahfouz: Vision and Position," Jarir Publishers, Amman, 2004.
"Literary and Critical Terminology," Nasser Center Publications, Jordan, 2000.
"Simile and Metaphor: A Resumed Perspective," Al-Maseera Publishers, Amman, Jordan, 2007.
The Sixteenth Edition 2018
The Sixteenth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Jointly Given to:
Prof. Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulsalam
* Born in Egypt in 1968.
Academic and Educational Background:
* Obtained Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Alsun, specializing in Arabic language with a very good grade in 1990.
* Obtained his Master's degree from the Faculty of Alsun in 1995, specializing in Arabic language and modern literary criticism, with an excellent grade. The thesis was titled: "The Philosophy of Death and Birth: A Study of El-Sayab's Poetry."
* Obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Alsun in 2000, specializing in Arabic language and modern literary criticism, with a first-class honors grade. The thesis was titled: "The Duality of Water and Fire: A Structural Study of Adonis, El-Sayab, and Khalil Hawi's Poetry."
* Served as Professor of Modern Literary Criticism, Faculty of Alsun, Ain Shams University - Egypt.
*Served as Professor of Language and Critical Thinking, Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College, Qatar.
* Head of Faculty Club Members at Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College, Qatar.
"The Philosophy of Death and Birth: A Study of El-Sayab's Poetry."
"Investigating Essence: An Objective Reading of National Poem in Mani' Said Al-Otaiba's Poetry."
"Discourse Connections: Narrative and Essayistic - Taha Hussein as a Model."
"The July Modernity: A Structural Objective Study."
"Poetic Narrative and the Poetics of the Postmodernity: A Study in the Neglected Poetry of Ala'a Abdulhadi."
"Text and Discourse: From Sign to Media - An Approach in Terminological Philosophy."
"The Interpretation Sedition: Al-Mutanabbi from Text to Discourse," Adab Library, Cairo.
Peer-Reviewed Scientific Research Papers:
"Irony: Significance and Mechanisms."
"Pre-Islamic Poetry: Crisis Consciousness and Manifestations of Solution."
"The Problematics of Modernity: The Status of the Term."
"Discourse Connections: Narrative and Essayistic - Taha Hussein as a Model."
"Structural Objectivity: Term, Concept, and Procedure."
"Poetry Consciousness: A Foundational Reading in Language and Critical Terminology."
"Identity Crisis: A Cultural Epistemological Study."
"The Poem and the Feminization of Discourse: A Reading in Abu Tammam's Poetry."
"Poetic Narrative and Character Utilization: A Structural Study in Neglected Poetry of Ala'a Abdulhadi."
"The Poetics of Writing: Abbasid Modernity, Contemporary Modernity, and Postmodernity."
"Interpretation and Place: A Study in Mahmoud Darwish's Poetry."
"The Inaugural Text: Interpretation of a Verse from Al-Mutanabbi's Poetry."
Dr. Fawzi Sa’ad Issa
* Born in Hosh Issa, Beheira Governorate, Egypt.
* Graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Department of Arabic Language, Alexandria University in 1972.
* Obtained a Master's degree in 1975.
* Obtained a Ph.D. in 1978.
* Progressed in university positions until being promoted to the rank of professor in 1989.
* Delegated to work at the Faculty of Arts, King Abdulaziz University.
* Member of the Writers' Union of Egypt, and a member of the Scientific Committee for Teacher Planning at the national level.
* Authored 30 books in literature and criticism.
* Published 5 poetry collections:
"I Love You Despite My Sorrows,"
"I Have Other Sayings,"
"Holes in the Memory of the River,"
"Language in the Color of Water,"
"The Last Embers Holders."
The Seventeenth Edition 2020
The Seventeenth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Jointly Given to:
Mr. Yusuf Wighlaisi
* Born in Skikda Province, Algeria in 1970.
* Obtained his Bachelor's degree in Arts from the University of Constantine.
* Obtained his Master's degree from the University of Constantine.
* Obtained his Doctorate (State Ph.D.) in Literature.
* Served as Professor at the University of Frères Mentouri - Constantine 1.
Authored 17 books in the fields of literature and criticism.
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Muhammad Al-Zu’bi
* Born in 1949 in Ramtha, Jordan.
Academic and Educational Background:
* He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Arabic Language from the University of Jordan in 1973.
* Obtained his Master's degree in Arabic Literature from Cairo University in 1977.
* Obtained another Master's degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan, USA in 1981(in English).
* Obtained a Ph.D. in Modern Literature and Criticism, Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USA in 1982 (in English).
* Served as Professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the United Arab Emirates University - College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
* Worked as a professor in the Department of Arabic Language at Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
"Critical Studies" (1985), Amman Library, Jordan.
"In the Narrative Rhythm" (1986), Dar Al-Amal Publishing House, Irbid, Jordan (2nd edition in 1995, Dar Al-Manahil Publishing House, Beirut).
"The Power of Style" (1992), Dar Qudsia Publishing House, Irbid, Jordan, (2nd edition: Ammon Publishing and Distribution Foundation, Amman, Jordan (2000)).
"Articles in Literature and Criticism - the Arabic and Western" (1993), Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan.
"Contemporary Trends in the Short Story" (1993), Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan.
"Intertextuality: A Theoretical Introduction with an Applied Study" (1993), Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan, (2nd edition: Ammon Publishing and Distribution Foundation, Amman, Jordan (2000)).
"The Absent Text" (1993), Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan, (2nd edition: Ammon Publishing and Distribution Foundation, Amman, Jordan (2000)).
"The Problem of Death in Arabic and Western Novels - Studies and Comparisons", Ministry of Culture, Amman, Jordan (1994), (2nd edition: Ammon Publishing and Distribution Foundation, Amman, Jordan (2000)).
"The Angry Poet (Mahmoud Darwish)", Hamada Foundation, Irbid (1995), (2nd edition: Arab World Publishing House, Dubai (2011)).
"Dimensions of Civilizational Conflict in Maqamat Al-Mahal", Hamada Foundation, Irbid (1995).
"Horizons of the Emirati Text", Sharjah Department of Culture and Information, Sharjah, UAE, 2005.
"Poetry in Jordan and Palestine from 1950-2000", Dar Al-Shorouk Publishing House, Amman, Jordan (2006).
"Aspects of Modernity in Emirati Literature", Dar Al-Aam Al-Arabi Publishing House, Dubai (2011).
"Reflections of Human Heritage in Contemporary Literature" - Department of Culture and Information, Sharjah (2013).
"Narrative Rhythm in Arabic and Western Novels" - Fadaat Publishing House, Amman, Jordan (2014).
"Complete Works - Story Collections" - Fadaat Publishing House, Amman, Jordan (2015).
"Manifestations of Contemporary Poetry" - Fadaat Publishing House, Amman, Jordan (2019).
In the field of Novel:
"Complete Works - Short Novels" - Ministry of Culture - Jordan (2006).
"Introductions to Hatred (Two Novels): ‘Shaker's Curses’ and ‘Fares's Drowsiness’" Dar Al-Amal Publishing House, Irbid, Jordan (1987).
"The Disappearance of a Poet and... "
"Deaf, Mute, Blind... "(Two Novels). Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan (1990).
"Before Execution", Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan (1990).
"Worried Faces", Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan (1990).
"Stigma", Hamada Foundation, Irbid, Jordan (1993).
"Behind the Hyena", Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan (1993).
"He Will Give Life to Bones When They Have Rotted Away and Became Dust" (1995).
"Transformations" - Nabati Publishing House, Abu Dhabi (2018).
In the Field of Short Story:
"Complete Works/Short Story Collections" - Fadaat Publishing House, Amman (2015).
"The Sulfur Match", Amman Library, Jordan (1985).
"The Watermelon", Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan (1987).
"The Search for a Piece of Soap", Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan (1988).
"The Government's Horses", Kutani Library, Irbid, Jordan (1993).
"Joseph's Brothers" (1995).
"Among the Complete Works/ Story Collections" - Fadaat Publishing House, Amman, 2015).
Autumn's Tales (forthcoming).
The Eighteenth Edition 2022
The Eighteenth Edition of the Poetic Criticism Award was Jointly Given to:
Dr. Ahmed Darwish
* Born in Egypt
* Obtained his PhD in Literature and Humanities - specializing in Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature - Sorbonne University - Paris - France - 1982.
* He received the State Appreciation Award for Literature in Egypt in 2009.
"Text and Reception: A Dialogue with Egyptian-Lebanese Modernist Criticism", 2015
"Amman Through Egyptian Eyes" Egyptian-Lebanese Publishing House, 2016
"Dystopia in Arab Novels", Dar Al-Nabigha Publishing House, 2017
"Salah al-Din in European Folk Literature", Dar Al-Nabigha Publishing House, 2015
"Childhood Poetry in the Works of Farouk Shousha (Introduction) ", Egyptian Public Book Authority, 2021
"The Difference between Day and Night: An Autobiography", Egyptian Public Book Authority, 2021
"Naguib Mahfouz from East to West (Introduction) ", Dar Gharb Publishing House, 2022
"The Memory of the Receiver", Dar Al-Ain Publishing House, 2033
"Receiving Poetry", Egyptian Public Book Authority, 2022.
Mr. Moustafa Rajwan
* Born in Prefecture of Fiqhiyah Ben Salih, Morocco, on August 15, 1990.
* Obtained Master's degree in Literary Discourse Analysis, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Morocco, 2018 (Thesis Title: "Al-Hajjaj in the Novel Discourse Through Moroccan Models").
* Served as Professor of Arabic Language at the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, and Scientific Research in the Kingdom of Morocco.
* Member of the Rhetoric and Discourse Analysis Group, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Faculty of Arts, Tetouan.
* Second-year PhD researcher, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Faculty of Arts, Tetouan.
"The Novel and Al-Hajjaj: Analyzing Novel Discourse in Models of Moroccan Novels", Dar Dijla Academy, Iraq, 2019.
"Poetry and Discourse Harmony: Textual Linguistics and Jean Cohen's Poetics", Dar Kunooz Al-Ma'arifa Publishing House, Jordan, 2020.
"In the Eloquence of Discourse: From the Beauty of Expression to the Beauty of Interpretation", Dar Kunooz Al-Ma'arifa Publishing House, Jordan, 2020, with an introduction by Dr. Mohammed Bazi.
"The Rhetorical Being: Logic, Reason, and Potentiality in the Book of Explanation and Clarification", Dar Kunooz Al-Ma'arifa Publishing House, Jordan, 2020, with an introduction by Dr. Mohammed Al-Wali.
"Children's Literature between Imagination and Circulation: A Study in Discourse Rhetoric", Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar, 2021.
State Award for Children's Literature in Qatar for the study "Children's Literature between Imagination and Circulation: A Study in Discourse Rhetoric" in 2021.
First place in the First Diwan Competition for the poetry collection "Zahrat Al-Fam" (Rose of the Mouth) by Dar Al-Sha'r, Tetouan, Morocco, 2018.
Third place in the Rashid Bin Hamad Al-Sharqi Creativity Award in the Poetry category for the collection "Fi Madhi Al-I'zla" in Al-Fujairah, UAE, in 2019.
Mohammed Sarghini Award for Arab Poetry, Moroccan Circle of Thought, Fez, for the collection "Life in a Blue Poem" in 2021.