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Bilingual Arabic / English poetry books

Hi linguaphiles,

I'm looking to get some bilingual Arabic / English poetry books (the sort with the original and the translation on facing pages) as a fun way to practice my Arabic reading and improve my vocabulary. I have just ordered Victims of a Map, and am looking for similar resources. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Also, I'd quite like the opportunity to browse books like this before buying them. Over the next few weeks I will be in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Can anyone recommend book shops with a wide range of different language resources in any of those cities?

Thank you!
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Saqi Books in London.

Mounah Khouri, Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry.

The books in the new Library of Arabic Literature series all have facing-page Arabic and great English translations, but it's all classical (up to 19th c.), and there's not much poetry yet.
Ah, brilliant! Thanks very much for the recommendations.