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Badr Shakir al-Sayyab Biography and Poems

Badr Shakir al-Sayyab Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by al-Sayyab, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Badr Shakir al Sayyab (Arabic : ) (December 24, 1926–1964) is an Iraqi and Arab poet, born in Jekor, a town south of Basra in Iraq. The eldest child of a date grower and shepherd. He graduated from the Higher teachers training college of Baghdad in 1948. Badr Shakir was dismissed from his teaching post for being a member of the Iraqi communist party.

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