Hayat Washington – Washington DC

Thursday, April 13th, the Library of Congress commemorated Lebanese poet Jawdat Haydar at the Middle East and Africa division of the Library.

Shahinah Haydar, daughter of Jawdat Haydar was invited to this commemoration. “It went very well and I didn’t expect this many people”, Shahinah said.  Professor Carol Fadda-Conrey from Syracuse University gave a detailed presentation about Jawdat Haydar to a group of attendees.

Jawdat Haydar wrote most of his poetry in the English language as stated by Shahinah. Dr. Mary Jane-Deeb, Chief of African and Middle Eastern division of the Library of Congress said “It was wonderful to have the scholar who wrote about a major poet from Lebanon.”

‭ ‬حياة‭ ‬واشنطن‭ – ‬واشنطن‭ ‬دي‭ ‬سي

قام‭ ‬قسم‭ ‬افريقيا‭ ‬والشرق‭ ‬الأوسط‭ ‬بمكتبة‭ ‬الكونجرس‭ ‬بواشنطن‭ ‬العاصمة‭ ‬بالإحتفاء‭ ‬بالشاعر‭ ‬اللبناني‭ ‬جودت‭ ‬حيدر‭ ‬في‭ ‬الثالث‭ ‬عشر‭ ‬من‭ ‬ابريل‭ ‬الماضي‭.‬

السيدة‭ ‬شاهينة‭ ‬حيدر‭ ‬ابنة‭ ‬الشاعر‭ ‬جودت‭ ‬حيدر‭ ‬حضرت‭ ‬الإحتفاء‭ ‬بدعوة‭ ‬من‭ ‬المكتبة‭ ‬وقالت‭ ‬لحياة‭ ‬واشنطن‭ ‬بأن‭ ‬‮«‬النشاط‭ ‬كان‭ ‬ناجحاً‭ ‬جداً‭ ‬ولم‭ ‬نتوقع‭ ‬حضور‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬العدد‭ ‬من‭ ‬الزوار‭.‬‮»‬‭ ‬وكانت‭ ‬البروفسرة‭ ‬كارول‭ ‬كونلي‭ ‬قد‭ ‬قدمت‭ ‬عرض‭ ‬مفصل‭ ‬عن‭ ‬الشاعر‭ ‬جودت‭ ‬حيدر‭ ‬للحضور‭ ‬خلال‭ ‬النشاط‭. ‬

هذا‭ ‬ويذكر‭ ‬بأن‭ ‬جودت‭ ‬حيدر‭ ‬كتب‭ ‬معظم‭ ‬كتبه‭ ‬باللغة‭ ‬الإنجليزية‭ ‬كما‭ ‬ذكرت‭ ‬ابنته‭ ‬شاهينة‭. ‬وتقول‭ ‬السيدة‭ ‬ماري‭ ‬جين‭-‬ديب‭ ‬رئيسة‭ ‬القسم‭ ‬الأفريقي‭ ‬والشرق‭ ‬اوسطي‭ ‬بمكتبة‭ ‬الكونجرس‭ ‬‮«‬من‭ ‬الرائع‭ ‬ان‭ ‬نجد‭ ‬باحثة‭ ‬تكتب‭ ‬عن‭ ‬شاعر‭ ‬لبناني‭ ‬مهم‮»‬‭.‬