Spaces of Encounter

  • Art Forum Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre

Ismail Al Rifai | Zeina Hashem Beck

Both poets wield language to carve out spaces of encounter. Zeina Hashem Beck crafts powerful evocations of Lebanon, depicting the poet situated in and negotiating the urban landscape. Al-Rifai's works contend with an inner, more metaphysical landscape. Each poet takes a physical site – a childhood neighbourhood, the banks of the Euphrates, a streets in Beirut – as the leaping off point for journeys emotional and intellectual.