A tile in memory of Poet Ounsi el Hage was placed today on the entrance of the building where he once resided for 55 years. Ounsi’s daughter posted on Facebook about it thanking Ounsi’s friends and shared a picture of the honorary tile and the Achrafieh building.

Ounsi el Hage is a famous famous contemporary poet, journalist and translator. He started his professional career in 1956 as a director of the Cultural section of “Al-Hayat الحياة” newspaper before moving to Annahar where he became a permanent editor for the non political content. Ounsi’s “Lan” is considered the first ever compilation of poems in prose in Arabic language.

Ounsi was celebrated by a Google Doodle on his 79th birthday. I also found a nice documentary on the poet which I shared below: