The Blind Antichrist and the Strangers

Let's take a day's break from images in al-Bayātī's collections and admire this wonderful cover from Shādhil Ṭāqah's 1969 al-Aʿwar al-dajjāl wa-l-ghurabāʾ (Bayrūt: Dār Maktabat al-Ḥayāh). Cheers to Shādhil Ṭāqah, a forgotten pioneer of modernist poetry in Iraq; jeers to the University of Toronto Library's bindery for taping over parts of the cover.