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Kareem Maatouq

Kareem Maatouq is an Emirati poet. Formerly the president of the Emirates Writers Union in Abu Dhabi, he has also participated in preparing and presenting a number of cultural programmes on local channels and radio stations.

His poetry collections include Childhood, Crazy, this is me, The Eighth Spoon and many others, as well as the novels Happened in Istanbul and The Journey of Ibn Kharaz.

He bagged the title of “Prince of Poets” in its first session, and Al Owais Award for best literary publication for his poem “Swaneh” in 2014.

Maatouq has participated in many cultural events inside and outside the country.