- Poetry Prizes
Thursday, 16 February
Maram al-Masri is from Lattakia in Syria, and is now settled in Paris. She studied English Literature at Damascus University before starting publishing her poetry in Arab magazines in the 1970s. Today she is considered one of the most renowned and captivating feminine voices of her generation.
Thus far her work has been translated into eight languages. She has been awarded the “Adonis Prize” of the Lebanese Cultural Forum for the best creative work in Arabic in 1998, the “Premio Citta di Calopezzati” for the section “Poesie de la Mediterranee” and the “Prix d’Automne 2007” of the Société des gens de letters. Her poetry collections include Red Cherry on the White Floor and I look at you. She has published in English, Barefoot Souls (Arc 2015) also translated by Theo Dorgan.
Cork International Poetry Festival