He led a modernist revolution in the second half of the 20th century, "exerting a seismic influence" on Arabic poetry comparable to T.S.Elliot's in the anglophone world.

Adonis's publications include twenty volumes of poetry and thirteen of criticism. His dozen books of translation to Arabic include the poetry of  Saint-John Perse and Yves Bonnefoy, and the first complete Arabic translation of Ovid's "Metamorphoses" (2002). His multi-volume anthology of Arabic poetry ("Dīwān ash-shi'r al-'arabī"), covering almost two millennia of verse, has been in print since its publication in 1964.



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Last name:  ADONIS

"The Songs of Mihyar of Damascus"
"A Time Between Ashes and Roses"
"This is my name"
"A grave for New York"
"Al Kitab"
"Adonis/ selected poems"



(2006) Χρονικό των κλαδιών, Α. Α. Λιβάνη

(2003) Οι αναλογίες και οι αρχές, Ελληνικά Γράμματα

(1998) Χρόνος, τόποι, δοξαστικά, Ίνδικτος

(1996) Άσματα του Μιχιάρ του Δαμασκηνού, Άγρα


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Date of birth:  1930
Birth place:  al-Qassabin (Syria)

In 2011, Khaled Mattawa translation of "Adonis: Selected Poems" by Adonis was Selected as a finalist for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize sponsored by the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry

In 2011,  "Selected Poems by Adonis" won the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Premio Letterario Internazionale "Laudomia Bonanni" [2003]
Goethepreis [Stadt Frankfurt am Main]
A perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Adonis has been described as the greatest living poet of the Arab world.