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ʿĪsā bir ʾAḥmad bir ʿĪsā al-Qumayrī (“ʿĪsā Kedḥayt”)
12017-10-10T20:53:06+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282413poetplain2018-04-11T15:42:57+00:00Angela Erismanb6dabb1f11fcdb28bac14756ccc7be44d987971aʿĪsā Kedḥayt (b. ca. 1945, from Jāḏeb) is a highly regarded poet whose works are characterized by a lighthearted tone even when he deals with serious topics. Many of the poems that ʿĪsā related (I recorded nine poems composed by him) poked fun at his age and weight or were done in a mock-epic style; his poems always provoked laughter from his audience. ʿĪsā Kedḥayt’s comic touch belies the gravity of his social status: ʿĪsā Kedḥayt was appointed as a local judge for the district of Ḥawf under the PDRY and was famous for rendering his judgements in verse.
12017-10-10T20:51:25+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824The Charm of Old Age8poemplain2020-03-03T07:47:57+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824
12017-10-10T20:51:25+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824The Epic of ʿAnzī, ʿĪsā Kedḥayt’s Pickup Truck8poemplain2020-03-03T07:49:39+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824