Famed Egyptian poet El Abnoudy, inspired by folklore and rural life, dies at 77

April 21, 2015 5:31 PM

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Famed Egyptian poet El Abnoudy, inspired by folklore and rural life, dies at 77

ALTERNATE CROP - FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 file photo, Egypt's leading poet Abdel Rahman El Abnoudy, speaks during a conference held in support of Journalism freedom in Cairo, Egypt. State media says Egyptian poet El Abnoudy, who channeled folklore and rural life into verse that touched the Arab world, has died at 77 after a long illness. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 file photo, Egypt's leading poet Abdel Rahman El Abnoudy, speaks during a conference held in support of Journalism freedom in Cairo, Egypt. State media says Egyptian poet El Abnoudy, who channeled folklore and rural life into verse that touched the Arab world, h...

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