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PUBLIC LOVE TO THE POETRYHOOD!


{9, September 2017} – Side Hustle School

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{9, September 2017} – Step Feed
The UAE’s poetry scene is as diverse and multicultural as the country’s population. 

Almost a decade old, the country’s open mic and slam poetry scene has thrived thanks to the many active voices that have made it what it is today. 

Platforms and organizers like Blank SpaceRooftop Rhythms, and Dubai Poetics are what have helped advance slam poetry in the country.

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Farah Chamma - The National

{23, August 2017} – The National
“Today, she [Farah Chamma] is an active ­member of Dubai Poetics, which was started by Jamil Adas two years ago as an online platform to publish poets’ work and have artists ­collaborate to ­illustrate the ­poetry. It has since become one of the city’s most prominent hubs for ­poetry sharing and art ­collaboration, and its events are held all across town to allow poets to perform. Dubai Poetics has also been hosting ­workshops, led by Chamma.

“Some people are so scared about being on stage or don’t know the difference between spoken and written poetry,” she says. “So many [people] in Dubai want to write and express ­themselves, but are so caught up with work, or tired or so ­frustrated, they just need an ­outlet. We can help.”

Dubai ­Poetics’ next ­workshop is planned for ­September. The venue will be announced on dubaipoetics.com

Here are Chamma’s top five tips on how to create ­evocative ­spoken-word poetry:”

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Jamil Adas - Dubaitaly{17, June 2017} – Dubaitaly
“In a time where everything is frantic and there is no space left for romance, Jamil Adas has succeeded in planting its roots no matter what, and creating out of nothing, something wonderful. Dubai poetics is poetry, visual and written. And a lot more. It is a community who doesn’t surrender to the aridity of a world that nails us to the desk and makes us numbers. Dubai poetics is freedom to dream.”     
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Insta Poetry - Khaleej Times{17, February 2017} – Khaleej Times

“While the world was obsessing over filters, hashtags, glamorous photos and most followed celebrities, a slow but steady movement was gaining traction – and followers – on Instagram. Dubbed ‘Instapoetry’ … “There are a lot of people who write great poetry out there – but are very shy about it,” says Jamil Adas, the founder of Dubai Poetics, a website that pairs poets with visual artists and releases online poetry editions every month. Dubai Poetics works on submissions from local poets and Jamil often has to coax people to have their name published along with their poetry. “Being anonymous gives people more freedom to write,” he explains.
Poetry may be coming back in style, due to the wonders of technology and the digital world…”     {READ THE FULL ARTICLE}