Khalid Albudoor

Rookie - 0 Points (29 April 1961 / Dubai. UAE)

Biography of Khalid Albudoor

Khalid Albudoor was raised in Dubai and is considered one of the most important names in the modern poetry movement of the UAE.

He studied mass communication at United Arab Emirates University and then attended Ohio University in the United States where he obtained an MA in Script Writing. He began publishing his poetry in 1980 and has been active in his community, as a founder of the the Emirati Writers’ Union and a participant in several poetry festivals in the UAE and abroad.

A winner of Alkhal Poetry Prize in Lebanon in 1992, he has published five volumes of his poetry.

Khalid Albudoor's Works:

Night (Layl) (1992) ,

Hebr Wa Ghazal (1999) ,

Winter (Shtaa) (2002) ,

Rain on the Sea (Matar Ela Elbahr) (2009)

Like Mirrors in the Dark (Methl Al Maraya Fi-Thalam) (2010) .

Looking Back With Love (2010) An Anthology of Emirati poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Unknown Bedouins

Before the sun climbs over
the walls of the mud houses
unknown Bedouins return
to rest themselves in my dreams
after selling milk and honey
in the city market.
 
The sandy courtyard lies in fog
and the palm tree’s plaits

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