Thoughts on the Poetry of the Contemporary Bahraini Poet ‘Alī ‘Abd Allāh Ḫalīfa
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‘Alī ‘Abd Allāh Ḫalīfa is one of the most eminent of contemporary poets in Bahrain. This small Gulf state has become the homeland for many excellent poets including Ṭarafa Ibn al-‘Abd-the author of the longest mu‘allaqa in pre-Islamic poetry. Other names worthy of note are Al-Mutalammis and Al-Muraqqaš al-Aṣġar.