Zaher Mousa

Zahir Mousa is an Iraqi poet living in Baghdad where he works as an Arabic Language teacher. He took part in poetry translation workshops in Erbil, Iraq and the Reel Iraq Festival in 2013.

He was born in 1982 during the first Gulf war. He was born in Thawra city, or as it is now called, Sadr City, one of the poorest and most densley populated districts in Baghdad. He family is from the south of Iraq from the city of Mesan. He studied Arabic at Iraqi universities and he has taught Arabic. Zaher has also worked as a TV presenter.

His poetry collection “Let your lips close, let the silence speak” was published in 2009 during the Golden Jubilee of the Writers Union in Iraq and he then became vice president of the House of Iraqi Poetry. He has received several local prizes for his poetry and he is well published in the Iraqi media. He is married and has 2 children.

: شاعر عراقي من مواليد عام 1982 إبّان حرب الخليج الاولى، ولد في مدينة الثورة او الصدر حاليا وهي افقر المناطق في بغداد واكثرها كثافة سكانية، تعود اصوله الى جنوب العراق ومدينة ميسان تحديدا حيث الاهوا، درس اللغة العربية في الجامعات العراقية وعمل في تدريسها لطلبة المراحل الاولية وعمل مقدما للبرامج التلفزيونية، صدرت له مجموعة شعرية بعنوان “اطبق شفتيك دع الصمت يتكلم” عام 2009 في اليوبيل الذهبي لاتحاد الادباء والكتّاب في العراق واصبح فيما بعد نائبا لرئيس بيت الشعر العراقي، حصل على مجموعة من الجوائز المحلية في حقل الشعر، وكتب مقالاتودراسات في الصحف العراقية، متزوج وله طفلتين.

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