Mohamad Alaaedin Abdul Moula is an award winning writer and poet from Syria. Since his first poetry collection, Elegies for the Family of Hearts (1990), he has published more than a dozen books. In addition to poetry and prose, he has written critical works. Mr. Abdul Moula is a member of the Arabic Writers’ Union in Syria, and details of his work can be found (in Arabic) on their website.
Since 1980 Mr. Abdula Moula has been under threat, harassed, and on several occasions forbidden to travel outside the country. Considerable pressure has been put on him to write in favour of the Syrian president, and in 1996 he lost his job for refusing to cooperate. He arrived as guest writer in Mexico City City of Refuge in 2011.