Kahlil Gibran

Among the best loved poets of the world, the Lebanese-American writer Kahlil Gibran was an important figure in the movement that transformed Arabic literature in the early 20th century. His English-language collection of parables and poems, The Prophet, resonated profoundly among readers in the United States and abroad. Translated into more than 40 languages, it has sold over 100 million copies. A Christian, Gibran is a poet whose work is used in some Unitarian churches as part of their christening ceremony.