Arabic Poetry Resources


Cornell University Library's Middle East and Islamic Studies Collection, Arabic literature:
http://www.library.cornell.edu/colldev/mideast/arablit.htm

http://adab.com/
This is a good online source of Arabic poetry from the pre-Islamic to the contemporary period, from Imru' al-Qays to Mahmoud Darwish as well as a lot of lesser known poets. Also, they provide a very brief introduction of each poet. Enjoy.

http://3aroud.appspot.com/
A useful app to help figure out meters in Arabic poetry.

Labīd's Muʿallaqa:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crDPbeRIopI

Beautiful site for some easy-listening classical poetry recitation, with text you can follow along with karaoke-style:
http://www.princeton.edu/~arabic/poetry/

The Arabic text of the (9, in this case) Muʿallaqāt, plus commentaries, audio recordings, and possibly more:
http://www.almuallaqat.com/poemsList.do