Muhammad al-Gharsi is one of the most famous modern Yemeni poets. He is a friend of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the current President of Yemen and former President of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen). Before the unification of Yemen, al-Gharsi was viewed as "an eloquent spokesman for the republican regime".
- Caton, p.13.
- Caton, Steven C. (2005). Yemen Chronicle (1st ed.). New York: Hill and Wang. ISBN 978-0-8090-2725-5.