Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen






   Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Babylon, 1953 ) is a poet, journalist and translator who has degrees in Economics and English Literature from the University of Baghdad plus a Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic-English) from Adelaide Institute of TAFE, South Australia.


He has published 18 poetry collections and won the major prize of Iraqi poetry in 1999. His poetry has been translated into many languages and reviewed by many critics and published in  9 books. A huge number of articles have been written about his poetry style, and many researchers earned PhD and master degrees.

    As a translator, he has translated into Arabic short stories and poems from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China and the USA.

Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen now lives in Australia as an Australian citizen. He was a special guest at Friendly Street Poets in Adelaide in 2004 and at the Gallery de la Catessen in Adelaide in 2006. His poetry has been published in The Best Australian Poems 2007 (edited by Peter Rose) and The Best Australian Poems 2012 (edited by John Tranter), on many Australian websites and in magazines and books, such as Southerly, Meanjin and Friendly Street Poets.





Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen




     Poet, journalist and translator.

    Born in Babylon- Iraq in 1953.

-     Graduated from University of Baghdad, College of Administration and Economics, Department of Economics 1976 (B.Sc degree in Economics).

      Graduated from University of Baghdad, College of Languages, Department of English 1999 (B.A. degree in English).

Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic- English) - Adelaide Institute of TAFE - State of South Australia - Australia 2005

   Member of General Union of Writers In Iraq

     Member of General Union of Arab Writers.

     Member of Federation of Arab Journalists.

   Member of International Organization of Journalists.

   Member of Iraqi translators Association.

     Member of South Australian Writers' Centre.

    Member of Friendly Street Poets - Adelaide - Australia.


      Wrote the following poetry collections :


                 Details (An-Najaf , Iraq 1976).



                 Arabic Collection (Baghdad,  Iraq 1981).



                 The letter J (Baghdad, Iraq 1989).



                 The letter N (Baghdad, Iraq 1993).


                 The News of Meaning (Baghdad, Iraq1996).






       The Dot (Baghdad Iraq, 1999). First edition



                 The Dot (Amman- Beirut, 2001). Second edition.



                 The letter H (Amman Beirut , 2002).



                 Before the Letter ..After the Dot (Amman, 2006).



                 The Tree of Letters (Amman Beirut , 2007).






Fatherhood - Seaview Press (Adelaide - Australia, 2009).



Forty Poems about the Letter (Amman, 2009).



Quaranta poesie sulla lettera , Forty Poems about the Letter (translated into Italian  by Dr  Asma Gherib),  Nuova Ipsa Editore,  (Italy , 2011)

ISBN 978-88-7676-463-9

I Say the Letter and I Mean My Fingers - Arab Scientific Publishers, Inc. (Beirut-

  Lebanon 2011).




Postions of the Letter A - Arab Scientific Publisher, Inc . Beirut -  Lebanon 2012







Something Wrong - Salmat press - Adelaide SA ,  Australia 2012



ISBN: 978-0-646-57253-6






The Letter and the Crow - Arab Scientific Publisher, Inc . Beirut -  Lebanon 2013






Sings of the Letter A - Difaf Publishing . Beirut - Lebanon 2014






  The Complete Poems of  Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen-  part 1 - Difaf Publishing . Beirut - Lebanon 2015






Last Dance of the Letter - Difaf Publishing - Beirut - Lebanon 2015







In the Mirror of the Letter - Difaf Publishing - Beirut - Lebanon 2016





  The Complete Poems of  Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen-  part 2 - Difaf Publishing . Beirut - Lebanon 2016



 Won the major prize of Iraqi poetry in 1999.



-    Wrote many programs for Iraqi Radio (1991 1995) such as: Welcome; Poets from Iraq; Open Program; A letter and Five Characters; and 20 Minutes with


-   Worked as editor (1975) in many Iraqi magazines such as: Alef-Baa, Afaq Arabia and Asfar.






   His poetry was examined deeply by a huge number of  Iraqi, Arab and  Australian critics such as : Professor Aabdulwahed Muhammed, Bushra Musa Saleh ( Ph.D.) , Hatem As-Sager  (Ph.D) , Mustafa Alkailani ( Ph.D.), Nadhim Auda (Ph.D), Hassan Nadhim (Ph.D), Hayet Khyari (Ph.D),  Migdad Rahim (Ph.D), Saleh Arrazzouk(Ph.D),  Najat Aluduani, Asma Gherib (Ph.D),  Professor Abdalazeez Almakalh, Heather Taylor Johnson (Ph.D)  and Anne-Marie Smith (Ph.D).


   His poetry was translated into English, Italian, German, French,  Persian and Kurdish.

-    Shared in many special poetic meetings in Babylon, Baghdad (Iraq), Amman (Jordan) and Townsville, Adelaide (Australia), Palermo (Italy), The Hagg  (Holland). And shared in many Iraqi, Arabic and International poetic festivals.


-     His poetry has been published in many Iraqi, Arabic, and Australian poetic anthologies.


-   Translated into Arabic language poems, short stories and articles by James Thurber, Alan Paton, William Saroyan, Rust Hills, Wallace Stevens, Murray Bail and by a large number of poets from Korea, Australia, Japan, China, New Zealand and  the U.S.A.  





ISBN: 978-0-646-57253-6






Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen




Something Wrong- Interesting, strange and amazing!


Anne-Marie Smith






Something Wrong




Drops of Love


Will of the Letter


Two Poems


A Lot of Pictures


I will Kiss you Now


Little Dust




Where to?


Or a Little More


The Serpent Tree


Interesting, Strange, Amazing!








Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen



Fatherhood - Links

Fatherhood - all





 An Attempt At Isolation


 An Attempt at Meeting


An Attempt at Eulogy


The Past Of Meaning







An Attempt at Madness


An Attempt to Await

An Attempt to Fly


An Attempt at Luck




An Attempt to Voice


The picture of the Jack in the Playing Cards


Time Runs, Time Drowns




  An Attempt At Magic


The Crow


An Attempt At Music


An Attempt At Remembrance


The Party


An Attempt at Joy


An Attempt to Write


 The Heads Loneliness


An Attempt to Tour




Peace of Meaning


 An attempt At the Question


An Attempt At Hamlet


An attempt At The dot's Blood


 An Attempt to love


Flight Of Meaning


Waiting For  My Beloved To Descend


An Attempt At Seeing


An Attempt At the Bullet


The Piper


An Attempt To Celebrate


Strangers' Dining Table


A Scene


The Ladys Banquet




A Closed Body


Fire and Sindabad




Small Poems


The Man


Very Happy Telegrams








Graves of Meaning





 New poem

That is the Poem




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