Bishara Al-Shidiaq was an author, poet and journalist from Lebanon. He traveled to Turkey where he pursued a career in journalism, editing for both Al-Jawa’eb and Al-Basir newspapers. He also published literary, religious and poetic works in Beirut’s Al-Bashir newspaper. In addition to journalism, Al-Shidiaq worked in science, literature and poetry, the latter of which he used to both praise and mourn many of his contemporaries. Among his notable works is a collection of sixty-three pages of poetry from 1888, which can be found in Al-Maktaba Al-Sharkeya (The Eastern Library) in Beirut, Lebanon.