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Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, launched The World Poetry Tree, an anthology of poetry for hope, love, and peace.
In the presence of celebrated Emirati poet Adel Khozam and his family who are the brains behind this poetry collection and worked on the coordination, editing, and design, the book was launched at the UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Poems are included by 405 leading poets from 106 countries, including Nobel Prize nominees for literature, directors of international poetry festivals, supervisors of world-renowned culture magazines and platforms, and professors of literature from various universities who participated in this 1,000-page international literary work. An anthology of works by literary luminaries from all continents will go down in the history of world expos as a first-of-its-kind.
The book was supervised by Adel Khozam, one of the UAE’s most prominent poets, who has published 15 books comprising poetry collections, novels, and philosophy. In 2020, Khozam won the Tulula Poetry Award in Italy. He was awarded the Silver Shield by the World Federation of Hispanic Writers for his outstanding work that supports education, culture, art, poetry, literature, peace, and social justice. The World Poetry Tree was co-edited and coordinated by his family members, Dr. Heyam Abdulhamid, Hamdan Khezam, Muna Khezam, and Manal Khezam.