Cairo From Afar.

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      In this poem, al-Danasouri tells Mersal he's composed a poem about a party that their circle of writers and artists attended in 1992. Among Mersal's contemporaries were Alaa Khaled, a leading figure in the development of the prose poem in Egypt, and Osama al-Danasouri, whose verses often spoke about the world's ordinary disappointments. One of Egypt's leading poets, Mersal has written prose and verse that is highly subjective and oriented around the self, but that she nonetheless does not intend to make herself fully known through. El Jarad, which printed some of Mersal's early poems, such as her ironic "Respect for Marx", reveled in the reprimands of the state intellectuals, who dismissed the new generation as harafish, or "riff raff .". [Extracted from the article]
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