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Poet Kazem Mezher honored in Basra for 'Something About the Forest'

Kazem Mezher
Kazem Mezher
The Authors and Writers Union in Basra organized a session to celebrate the release of a new poetry collection titled "Something About the Forest" by poet Kazem Mezher, which was attended by a number of writers and poets in the province.

Mezher said at the celebration that his collection of poems is meant to be about the forest of life and the self-dialogue he had that raised many questions about his conceptions and convictions. The poems vary in length.

The head of the union, Salman Kassed, said that this was one of the union’s special sessions, held to honor Mezher.

Kassed added that the poet represents an important new generation of Basra, adding that Mezher has presented new techniques in his poems and contributes to building various forms of Arabic poetry and prose.