Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran was a poet, philosopher, and artist. He was born in Lebanon, a land known for its production of prophets. The millions of Arabic-speaking people familiar with his writing consider him the genius of his age.

But his work and influence has spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake.

In the United States, which he made his home during the last twenty years of his life, he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his drawings, are known and loved by innumerable Americans who discover the truth suppressed within their souls eloquently stated in his writings.