Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation is set to convene its 18th Edition of the Poetic Creativity Awards Distribution on the upcoming Sunday, with the attendance of a distinguished group of writers, intellectuals, and cultural figures from various regions across the Arab world.
March 15, 2023
Under the esteemed patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation is organizing the events of its 18th Edition. This event aims to honor the creative talents among poets and critics who have been awarded the Foundation's prizes. Furthermore, it marks the release of the "Albabtain Encyclopaedia of Arab Poets in the Age of States and Emirates," with a special celebration dedicated to the poets Ibn Sanaa Al-Mulk and Ibn Maleek Al-Hamwi.
Over the course of three days, from the morning of Sunday, the nineteenth of March, until the evening of Tuesday, the twenty-first of March of the current year, the 18th edition of the event will take place.
The venue will be Albabtain Central Library for Arab Poetry.
Six literary sessions will be presented, during which specialized professors will present 13 research papers about the encyclopaedia and the honored poets.
Additionally, 3 poetic evenings during which 24 poets will amuse the audience with reciting some of their verses.
Furthermore, a musical concert titled "Sung Poems" will be organized by Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center at 08:00 pm on Monday, the 20th of March. During this concert, Lebanese singer Wala'a Al-Jundi will perform a selected collection of poems that harmoniously blend various maqams (musical modes) and poetry, encapsulating the essence of authentic Arabic melodies. The Foundation has invited a distinguished group of writers, critics, intellectuals, and cultural figures from across the world and the Arab region to be present during this concert.
Poet Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, President of the Board of Trustees of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation, stated that the 18th edition of the event holds special significance as it is under the esteemed patronage of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God protect and support him. Additionally, the event holds special significance as it takes place in Kuwait, a nation that has and is still contributing significantly to Arab culture. Furthermore, this edition celebrates two iconic figures in Arab poetry, namely Ibn Sanaa Al-Mulk and Ibn Maleek Al-Hamawi, acknowledging their profound historical contributions to poetry and deserving recognition.
Albabtain further clarified that invitations have been extended to several poets and critics from various regions of the Arab world to participate in this edition, coinciding with the global celebration of World Poetry Day, recognized by UNESCO to enhance the status of poetry.
Poet Abdulaziz Albabtain pointed out that the Foundation has taken care in selecting participating poets to ensure diversity in the presented poetic experiences, and to cover various generations.
The event will include six literary sessions over the course of three days. The first session, titled "The Poetry of ibn Maleek Al-Hamawi and His Poetic Style," will delve into the aesthetic composition in the poetry of Ibn Maleek Al-Hamawi, along with his life and poetry.
As for the second literary session, it revolves around "The Poetry of ibn Sanaa Al-Mulk: His Literature." The third literary session includes a discussion about "Albabtain Encyclopedia and the Spaces of Arabic Poetry in Morocco and Andalusia - The Movement and Trends of Poetry in Morocco." Additionally, there will be a lecture titled "The Movement and Trends of Poetry in Andalusia."
The fourth literary session is dedicated to discussing "Albabtain Encyclopedia and the Spaces of Arabic Poetry in Egypt and the Levant - Specifically Regarding the Movement and Trends of Poetry in Egypt during the Era of States and Emirates," and addressing "The Movement and Trends of Poetry in the Levant during the Era of States and Emirates."
The fifth literary session delves into discussions about "Albabtain Encyclopedia and the Spaces of Arabic Poetry in the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq, as well as in the Lands of the Islamic Orient; the Movement and Trends of Poetry in the Arabian Peninsula during the Era of States and Emirates" and "The Movement and Trends of Poetry in Yemen during the Era of States and Emirates." Additionally, the session will also address "The Movement and Trends of Poetry in Iraq and the Lands of the Islamic Orient during the Era of States and Emirates."
The sixth literary session concludes the series of sessions in the course by discussing "The Encyclopaedia and the Issue of Authenticity and Renewal," encompassing the invocation of the model and the poems of opposition, as well as addressing the evolution of rhythm and the variations in poetic forms."