Khulood Al Mu'alla

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Khulood Al Mu’alla is a poet from the UAE. She holds degrees in Architecture, Project Management and Arabic. She lives in Dubai, where she works for a well-known international telecommunications company.

Khulood has published four volumes of poetry: Here, I Lost the Time (1997), You, Alone (1999), Ha’ of the Absent (2003) and Perhaps Here (2008). Her poems are founded on a desire to change the world through Sufism, and are influenced by her scientific outlook.

In 2008, Khulood was the first Gulf poet to win the Buland Al Haidari Award for Young Arab Poets at the 30th Aseela International Cultural Festival in Morocco. She is active on the Gulf poetry scene, participating in cultural events and having her work published in Arabic newspapers and magazines.

In 2010 she participated in the UK’s Ledbury Poetry and London Literature Festivals, and in September 2011 in the Berlin International Literature Festival.

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