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Poetry Encyclopedia

The Poetry Encyclopedia website offers an extensive collection of Arabic poetry, from pre-Islamic times to the present.
The largest and most comprehensive multimedia database of Arabic poetry in the world, the Poetry Encyclopedia digital platform provides access to thousands of poems, in both text and audio form, from poets across the Arab world.

The encyclopedia includes Arabic dictionaries and hundreds of books on aspects of Arabic language and literature. The poetry collection ranges from the pre-Islamic era (before 630 CE) to the present and features eminent and unpublished poets.

The extensive database is searchable in Arabic by poet, verse, phrase or date of authorship. Visitors can browse the complete index of poets and poetry, find biographies, learn about different Arabic poetry styles or read literary analyses.

The Poetry Encyclopedia is an initiative of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi. It is the result of more than 20 years of research, documentation and electronic reproduction of poetry and literature by numerous researchers, experts and advisory committees. All of whioc have contributed to producing a valuable and reliable resource for scholars, researchers, academics, students and poetry lovers.
For more information on the Poetry Encyclopaedia, click here.

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The Poetry Encyclopedia contains more than 143,000 Arabic poems.

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