Mahri Poetry Archive

Published Poems


This page contains links to the poems included in the following articles by Samuel Liebhaber (note: all of the poems published in The Dīwān of Ḥājj Dākōn can be found here):


“Rhythm and Beat: Re-evaluating Arabic Prosody in the Light of Mahri Oral Poetry,” Journal of Semitic Studies 55 no. 1 (2010): 163-182.

“Written Mahri, Mahri Fuṣḥā and their Implications for Early Historical Arabic,” Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 40 (2010): 227-232.

“The umaynī Pulse Moves East: Yemeni Nationalism Meets Mahri Sung-Poetry,” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 38 no. 2 (2011): 249-265.

“Acoustic Spectrum Analysis of Mahri Oral Poetry: An Empirical Approach to Bedouin Vernacular Prosody,” Wiener Offene Orientalistik/Südarabien-Symposion (in press).

“Rhetoric, Rite of Passage and the Multilingual Poetics of Arabia: A Thematic Reading of the Mahri Tribal Ode,” Journal of Middle Eastern Literatures 16 no 2 (2013): 118-146 .


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