Kevin Blankinship

Kevin Blankinship

Kevin Blankinship is an assistant professor of Arabic at Brigham Young University. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement, and more.

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The Seven Hanging Odes of Mecca

The Seven Hanging Odes of Mecca

Seven ancient Arabic odes are still unknown to the West despite having a bedrock status as “Beowulf” does in English: the mu’allaqat or hanging odes, so-called because they were allegedly stitched in gold and draped on the shrine of the Kaaba at Mecca as masterpieces.

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