Wed 23 Sep 2009 09:47 AM
Qassim Hadad

Qassim Hadad

Industry: Culture & Society

Designation: Poet

Country: Bahrain

Citizenship: Bahrain

Occupation: Poet

Qassim Hadad is Bahrain’s most famous poet, and is characterised as possessing a revolutionary fervour, composing verse on political subjects dealing with freedom and progress. Born in Bahrain, he did not finish his secondary education and is largely self-educated. At present, he is the head of the Union of Bahraini writers, and has published 15 collections of poetry including ‘Good Omen’ (Beirut, 1970), ‘Walking Guarded with Ibexes’ (Bahrain, 1986) and ‘The Story of Majnoon Layla’.