Adonis

  Adonis

Syrian poet, translator, editor and theorist Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said Esber) is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Adonis:  Selected Poems, If Only the Sea Could Sleep, The Blood of Adonis, and Mihyar of Damascus:  His Songs, described by Publisher’s Weekly as a “seminal, startling, volatile, founding work of Arabic-language modernism.”  Winner of the first ever International Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award, the Norwegian Academy for Literature and Expression’s Bjorson Prize, the Highest Award of the International Poem Biennial in Brussels, and the Syria-Lebanaon Best Poet Award, in 1983 he was elected into the Stephene Mallarme Academy.  He has taught at the Sorbonne, Damascus University, and the Lebanese University.  He lives in Paris.