Sejaal, An Online Community For Arab Poets And Poetry Competitions

| Jun 3, 2009 | comment 2 Comments

SejaalSejaal is a new online community portal for Arab poets and poetry competitions that was recently officially launched by Jeeran, a leading Arabic user generated content portal, in its efforts to enrich the Arabic internet with a new type of genuine content and a new crowd of users.

Sejaal’s vision is to be the place for poets from around the world, and to provide poets with tools that help them express their talent and share their creativity with other poets and people online.

A “Sejaal” is a traditional activity that Arabic poets used to enjoy throughout ancient times. This form of poetry has faded in the last century due to the invasion of modern lifestyles, as well as cultural dilution. The web site was specifically designed to replicate the real life experience of a traditional “Sejaal” and therefore revive this form by riding on the most popular medium today –the Internet- making it available to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Sejaal

With the beta version launched earlier in January of this year and even though sejaal is an invitation only site where only the good poets are allowed to join, to maintain the level of quality of the poetry at this very early stage, over 300 competitions were created, the topics of which reflected the general mood of events taking place in real life. For example, a competition on the sad events that took place in Gaza was started by Sejaal users through which the poets wrote 50 verses criticizing the attacks against Palestinians and encouraging the resistance of the Palestinian people.

  • http://www.interactiveme.com/ Tarek Kassar

    That is good!

    I think it will beat the crowd of Arabic poet forums that make you shuffle among threads in order to find one good Arabic poetry that makes you satisfied… Also, it will be good organization for the elite people in this field to get noticed through a professional platform. I wouldn't see it else but a platform that encourages poets to generate more content and spot on new talent.

    Good luck for Jeeran

    Cheers,

  • http://www.interactiveme.com/ Tarek Kassar

    That is good!

    I think it will beat the crowd of Arabic poet forums that make you shuffle among threads in order to find one good Arabic poetry that makes you satisfied… Also, it will be good organization for the elite people in this field to get noticed through a professional platform. I wouldn't see it else but a platform that encourages poets to generate more content and spot on new talent.

    Good luck for Jeeran

    Cheers,

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