Author Unknown. "1958: Coup in Iraq Sparks Jitters in the Middle East" BBC
14 July 1958. Accessed 1 May 2005 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/14/newsid 3736000/3736391.stm>.
This site is an archived BBC article on the military coup d'etat in 1958 that allowed al-Bayyati to briefly return to
Author Unknown. "An Interview With al-Bayyati" Al-Ahram
Weekly Feb 1999. 13 April 2005 <http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/bayatin.htm>.
The author interviews al-Bayyati, who discusses with great feeling his ideas on the craft of writing, on religion, on women
and on the politics that have shaped his life. This interview offers a charming glimpse of al-Bayatti's character, wit and
personality. An extended obituary for al-Bayyati is also included at the bottom of the page.
Bahgory, George. "Abdel-Wahab al-Bayyati" Al-Ahram Weekly 18 August 1999. 13
April 2005 <http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/1999/442/op8.htm>.
A short poem and drawing in memory of al-Bayyati by celebrated Egyptian artist and cartoonist George Bahgory.
Frangieh, Bassam. "Modern Arabic Poetry: Vision and Reality" Yale
University Date Unavailable. 13 April 2005 <http://www.qhaddad.com/english/bassam.htm>.
This article examines work by modern Arabic poets in
terms of historical and political events. It includes al-Bayyati's "Elegy
to Aisha" with commentary.
Hegazi, Ahmed Abdel-Moeti. "Points of Reference" Al-Ahram Weekly 18 August 1999. 13
April 2005 <http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/1999/442/cu1.htm>.
Ahmed Abdel-Moeti Hegazi remembers al-Bayyati. This is an in-depth look at the poet from the perspective of a friend who had
been aquaintted with him for many years. It offers a fresh and enthralling view of al-Bayyati, and is by far the most personal
article we have come across. This is the only example we have found of someone writing about al-Bayatti the man rather than
al-Bayatii the poet. The site also includes a biography.
Liukkonen, Petri. "Abdel-Wahab Al-Bayyati" Pegasos Online Kaupunginkirjatso, Kuusankosken Ed. 2000. 12
The text of this site, which appears in a few other locations on the web, includes a brief biographical overview of the author
and a list of selected works. It discusses al-Bayyati's poetry in the context of his life, giving examples of poems influenced
both by his politics, his separation from his homeland and his later Sufist influence.
Ormsby, Eric. "Voices From the Wreckage" Maison Neuve May 2004. 12 April 2005. <http://maisonneuve.org/article.php?article_id=134>
Eric Ormsby eloquently describes seeing al-Bayyati read his poetry at a conference of Near Eastern poets, and reviews the book
Iraqi Poetry Today. His review also offers an abridged historical commentary on the work of several poets included in the
Pollard, Lawrence. "How War Inspires the World's Poets" BBC 10 November 2002. 13
April 2005 <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/entertainment/arts/2430125.stm>
A BBC special in honor of Rememberance Sunday, BBC
World services correspondant Lawrence Pollard examines the ways that
poets and writers the world over. The sit
includes an extract from "Lament for the June Sun" by
Saleh, Fakhri. "al-Bayyati:A Great Innovator in the
Language of Poetry" The Star 12 August 1999 HighBeam
Reseach. 13 April 2005 <"http://static.highbeam.com/t/thestarjordanmiddleeast/august121999/scrapbookalbayyatiagreatinnovatorinthelanguageofpo/>
An overview of al-Bayyati's life and poetry, written following his death. Unfortunatly, membership to the site must be
obtained to access the full text.