He was born in Al Quassabin on 1 January 1930. He is a poet, essay writer, born in Syria, but later on becomes a citizen of Lebanon. He is the greatest contemporary Arabic poet. His work is a excellent lyrical synthesis of the East and the West,one new literature expression and interpretation. Works: Songs of Mihyar the Damascene, 1961; Book of Metamorphosis and Moving in the Regions of Day and Night, 1965; Theatre and Mirrors, 1968; Time between Ashes and Roses, 1970; Singulari in Plural form, 1977; Book of Surroundings, 1985; Lascivousness Surging in the Maps of Matter, 1987; Light Celebrations, 1988; Second Alphabet, 1994. He is an author of many books essays.