'Abd al-Rahman Shukri

Abdel Rahman Shokry (Arabic: عبد الرحمن شكري‎; 12 October 1886 – 16 December 1958) was an Egyptian poet from the Diwan school of poets.

Early life[]

He was born in Port Said and he travelled to England where he got his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sheffield.

Career[]

He believed that poetry must be renewed and freed from the one-rhyme system in Arabic poetry. There were seven poetry books for him, including "Light of The Dawn" in 1909 and "Flower of The Spring" in 1916.

He abandoned poetry after a dispute with his two colleagues in this school, Ibrahim Al-Mazini and Abbas el-Akkad, until his death.

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