Poetry has a deep tradition in the Middle East, starting with the Qu'ran, which is in many ways a work of poetry.
Language for a new century : contemporary poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and beyond by Chang, Tina.; Handal, Nathalie, Shankar, Ravi, Douglas Library PN6101.L26 2008
Desert voices : Bedouin women's poetry in Saudi Arabia Al-Ghadeer, Moneera, Alexander Library PJ8000.6.A44 2009
Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy : Myth, Gender, & Ceremony in the Classical Arabic Ode by Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, online.
“Persian Poetry,” The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics by RMA Allen, online.
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