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Antoine Boulad

Antoine Boulad is a poet who was born in 1951, in Lebanon. He stayed in Paris between 1971 and 1980, and has been following a round trip peregrination around the Mediterranean sea and several European countries. In 1980, he went back Lebanon to undertake a teaching career and also occupied a managing position.

In 1997, he and his friends founded Assabil association, which aims at developing public reading in Lebanon and created the first public library in Beyrouth. He chaired the association, several times. In 2009, he founded Kitabat association with Georgia Makhlouf to develop writing workshops in Lebanon.

Among his books, “Le Passeur” was published in Beyrouth, in 1987 and published again by  Saqi Books, with its Arabic translation. « Les Brindilles de la mémoire » was published in 1993 by l’Harmattan (Paris). « Rue de Damas » (narrative stories) was published in 2007 by Saqi Books. « La Poésie et A nu(e) », was published in 2009 and 2011 by Dergham, Beyrouth.

Since 2015, at the invitation of the Beirut Cultural Agenda, he hosts a page dedicated to contemporary poetry. In his readings, he offers poems,  from here or elsewhere, to be shared as a daily bread. This random selection is guided only by personal whims like when one looks back at a passer-by who immediately disappears.

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