Syrian Poet, Ibaa Ismael, Recites in Dearborn Open Mic the Pains of Syria

Ibaa Ismail is an Arab American poet and translator, member of The Arab Writers’ Union. She graduated from Tishreen University in Syria in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, and then completed Master in English and American Literature from Eastern Michigan University in 1995.

She is a general moderator of Numerical Aroud Forum. It is a school for teaching Arabic poetry meters and rhythm in a numerical style created by Khashan M. Khashan. We help talented students through eight levels of classes course how to master the music of Arabic poetry concepts and application.

Her poetry was considered as part of the curriculum in the post modern Arab American poetry and has been taught at the University of Muhammad the fifth in Morocco by Professor Latifa Halim. Professor Halim is also a researcher and a novelist. She also included her poetic experience in the anthology for Arab American women poets ( Poets After Jibran). Her poetic experience is also included in Dr. Lotfi Haddad’s anthology, which highlights over a hundred Arabic poets and writers live in the Diaspora.

She attended the Dearborn Open Mic on November and recited some of her poetry from her new two books.

Ali Elsendy introduced her with his beautiful poetry as usual:

Then Ibaa took the mic:

Books and Major Publications

1999 Horses of Light and Alienation خيول الضوء والغربة
Collection of poetry published by The Cultural Ministry of Syria

2001 Songs of the Soul اغنيات الروح
Collection of poetry published by The Arab Writers Union Press

2005 The Light of my Nations ضوء بلادي
Collection of children’s poetry published by The Arab Writers Union Press

2006 Edited/Chapter in Book: The Anthology of Arab American poetry
Collection of poetry published by Dar Sader in Beirut, Lebanon
Edited & Translated by Dr Lotfi Hadad, me and others.

2007 Flames of an Emigrant إشتعالات مُغتربة
Collection of poetry for adults published by Dar Al- Marsat press in Syria

2009 The Awakening of Fire and Jasmine صحوة النار والياسمين
Collection of poetry published by The Cultural Ministry of Syria

2010 English translation ofمن شرق الموج الأبيض From The East of The White Waves
Collection of Arabic poetry by Syrian poet, Muhammad Sameer Jeara
Published by Tareq Bin Ziad press in Syria

2011 You Are My Childhood in the Poem أنتَ طفولتي في القصيدة
Collection of poetry published by Tareq Bin Ziad press in Syria

2013 فراشة في مَدار الضوء A Butterfly in The Tropic of Light
Collection of poetry published by Tareq Bin Ziad press in Syria
2015 صوتي هديلُ وطن I Sing the Dove’s Song to The Nation
A collection of poems published by Tarek Bin Ziad press is Syria

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