Nasib Arida

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Nasib Arida
Native name
نسيب عريضة
Homs, Syria.
New York City
OccupationPoet, writer.

Nasib Arida (Arabic: نسيب عريضة‎ / ALA-LC: Nasīb 'Arīḍah; 1887–1946) was a Syrian-born poet and writer and a founding member of the New York Pen League.

Arida was born in Homs, where he received his education until his emigration to the United States in 1905. In New York City, he married Najeeba Haddad, the sister of fellow Homs-born writers Abdel Massih Haddad and Nudra Haddad. The couple did not have children, but raised the daughter of another Haddad brother after his wife's death in childbirth.

al-Funun (The Arts) in 1912 and had one collection of poems al-Arwah al-Haira, published just before his death in 1946.[1]


  1. ^ Jayyusi, Salma Khadra; Tingley, Christopher (1977). Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry. BRILL. pp. 135–137. ISBN 9789004049208.