Celebrate al-Mutanabbi, 10th Century Classical Arab Poet

 @FAU Libraries

Commemorate the life and work of Iraq-born poet Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad ibn Husayn al-Mutanabbi during April’s observances of National Arab American Heritage Month and National Poetry Month.

Al-Mutanabbi Street is the centuries-old center of bookselling in Baghdad, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls named for the famed 10th Century classical Arab poet, Al- Mutanabbi, and has since remained the historic heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides Collection @ FAU Digital Library features a suite of 133 letterpress-printed— handset metal and wood type—literary broadsides which also comprise original relief and handmade paper prints. This historic Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition project––one of only ten in the world––is permanently housed in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts on the third floor in the FAU Wimberly Library, Boca Raton.