Qarni, an Egyptian poet and writer, is regarded as one of the most prominent poets of the twentieth century in Arabic poetry. He has a Bachelor of Laws from Cairo University. He was a lawyer and a journalist who took part in many Arab and international poetry festivals. He wrote dozens of articles on poetry, politics, fiction, literary criticism, and the visual arts. Qarni was a member of several cultural institutions, including the Egyptian Writers Union, the Cairo Atelier of Writers and Artists, the Board of Trustees of the Ministry of Culture’s Ahmed Shawky Center and the House of Poetry, and the Board of Trustees of Karma Ibn Hani.
When his soul left his body and this world, he left a house for poetry, a place for his things, and walls where the poetry he loved would remain. The Bahraini poet Ibrahim Al Arrayed, and all those who (followed) him in his literary journey and translated works, were retained by the Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research in his city which he belonged, Manama. For it was the house of fame, as the first among the homes of cultural centers outside the city of Muharraq.Read More