The Poetic Innovation in the Poetry of Ahmed Hijazi

Sabbar S. Sultan


The contemporary Egyptian poet, critic, editor and convener of many conferences and cultural committees Ahmed Abdul Mu'tiHijazirepresents a case of dispute and discussion thanks to the selection of the material of his poems as well as the distinct shape and innovative aspects of his verse. As  will be shown in the following pages,Hijazi's version of poetic modernism is devoid of mythology, intersexuality and deliberate obfuscation or self-indulgence. Every word in his poem is aligned in a seamless mosaic that eventually succeeds in conveying the poet's message in clear and lucid but highly suggestive discourse. It is this particular side of his verse that will be highlighted  in the present study.

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