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Said Jeries Al-Issa

Sector : Cultural Figures , Poets

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1917
  • Age: 105
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Said Jurais Al-Issa (1917 - 18 September 1991) was a Palestinian poet and radio broadcaster. He was born and raised in the village of Al-Jamasin, near Jaffa. He graduated from the American University of Beirut, and during that time he was the secretary of the Al-Urwa Al-Wuthqa Association. He returned to his country as a teacher, and participated in the national movement. He worked for Jerusalem, Cyprus, Amman and finally London radio stations. He died and was buried in Amman. His poetry Diwana authentic whispers and whiffs. Shortly after his death, his book The Longings of the Far Country was issued. He was a scholar and literary critic, wrote the article and radio talk and did a literary translation from English but did not compile.

his biography
Saeed bin Jeries Abdullah Elias Hanna Al-Issa was born in the village of Al-Jamasin in the outskirts of Jaffa in 1917 or 1916 and grew up there. He spent his primary education there, and his secondary education in Ramallah. Then he joined the American University of Beirut, where he studied Arabic literature, English language, and Islamic history. While studying in Beirut, he was the secretary of the Al-Urwa Al-Wuthqa Association.
After graduating, he returned to his country and worked as a lecturer in literature and language at Birzeit College, Gaza College, and Al-Nahda College in Jerusalem.
Then he entered the media, and joined radio in 1945, preparing cultural and literary programs. He moved between several stations, working for the Near East Station in Cyprus, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Radio in Amman, and the British BBC Arabic section in London. He traveled on media and radio missions in the Arab countries, Europe, Canada, and North America. He participated in a number of festivals, literary and poetic meetings, including the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts. He was invited to it at the beginning of 1983, and participated in a number of conferences and literary seminars in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Morocco.
Saeed Jeries Al-Issa died on September 18, 1991 in London and his body was transferred to Amman.

He mentioned in Al-Babtain’s Dictionary of his poetry: “He said poetry on many topics, including glorifying Islam and praising its ideals, writing his poems on patriotism and nostalgia for the past, spinning from the perspective of chastity and mixing feelings with scenes of nature, and wrote Brotherhood poems by virtue of his connections and wide transitions, and from a purely artistic point of view. His hair comes from the fad of Al-Saliqa and the inspiration of the mind, far from artificiality, with a keenness on ease and tightness of the form. Ihsan Abbas testifies to his poetry the specificity of the subject and construction, and the breadth of the human view.”

His writings
Saeed Al-Issa wrote on literary history and literary criticism, and reviewed the books of ancient literature, and most of that was published in various newspapers and magazines, such as the magazine here in London, which was issued by the BBC radio. He also translated masterpieces of English literature, poetry and prose. His unstable circumstances prevented the collection of all his traces in printed books. Among his poetry collections:

Original Whispers: A Collection of Alien Poetry, 1989
Nafhat: A collection of sentimental and spiritual poems, 1990
Longing for the Far Country: It includes poetry that was deposited in the clipboard and the security of loss, issued shortly after his death, 1991



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