Jawdat Haydar (2708 words)

May Maalouf (Lebanese University)
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Jawdat R. Haydar (1905-2006) was a Lebanese centenarian poet who started writing poetry in English while pursuing his BS in Education at North Texas University in the 1920s (he also wrote Arabic poetry after the death of his wife in 1984). He published four volumes of poetry, Voices (1980), Echoes (1989), Shadows (1998) and 101 Selected Poems (2006). Four years before his passing, he published his autobiography Mishwar al ‘Umr (“Life’s Journey”) which documents the poet’s several public roles and reveals his poetic and philosophic thoughts. In 1995 he founded a literary society, Wahat al Adab in the Bekaa’ (“Oasis of Literature in …

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Maalouf, May. "Jawdat Haydar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 January 2018
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