Mohamad Alaaedin Abdul Moula
Mohamad Alaaedin Abdul Moula is an award winning Syrian writer and poet. Since his first poetry collection, Elegies for the Family of Hearts (1990), he has published more than a dozen books including poems, essays, children’s stories, short stories and results of literary research on poetry in Syria and Iraq. He has published 13 books poetry collections and 8 books of Arabic prose, supplemented by bilingual publications (Arabic-Spanish). Among these publications are two anthologies with classical and modern poetry from different Arabic countries.
As a member of the Arabic Author's Association, he has attended several literature festivals within Syria and other Arabic countries, becoming well known for his knowledge and talent in traditional and modern Arabic poetry. Consequently, Abdul Moula’s work has been the subject of studies for several Arabic universities and literary events.
Abdul Moula wrote and published his first critical poems and prose in the early 1980s. Since that time he has been threatened, harassed, and on several occasions, forbidden to travel outside the country. During his time as director of Museums and Antiquities in Homs (1991-96), considerable pressure was put on him to write in favour of the Syrian president, and in 1996 he lost his job for refusing to cooperate.
He arrived in Mexico City, City of Refuge, in 2011 as ICORN writer-in-residence in Casa Refugio, where he stayed and worked until November 2015. Between 2015 and 2018, Abdul Moula was the ICORN resident in Hanover, Germany, through the Hannah Arendt Scholarship.
1. Elegies of the Heart’s Family, 1990, Arab Writer Union, Damascus
2. A Time for the Singer’s Appetencies, 1991, Suad Al-Sabah Foundation, Egypt
3. A Memory for the Journey of Ruins, 1992, Arab Writer Union, Damascus
4. Panegyrics of the Body, 1994, Dar Al Thakira, Homs
5. Arabic Tragedy, 1998, Arab Writers Union, Damascus
6. Less Joy, 1999, Arab Writers Union, Damascus
7. In the Recency of the Soul, 2000, Ministry of Culture, Damascus
8. The Diviner of the Inferno, 2000, Ministry of Culture, Damascus
9. Revelations of the Joy, 2001, Arab Writers Union, Damascus
10. On the Sepulcher of Fata Morgana, 2004, Arab Writers Union, Damascus
11. Fortieth of the Blockade, 2005, Arab Writers Union, Damascus
12. It Is Imagined to Me, 2009, Arab Writers Union, Damascus
13. Baghdadi Trainings for the Sunset, 2013, (Dar Arwad) Syrian – Tartous
14. In That Which is Green, 2014, (Dar Noun) United Arab Emirates
1. From the Poetic Scene at the End of 20th Century, 2000, In cooperation with Verlag House/Homs
2. Defending Nizar Qabbany, research, 2002, Damascus
3. Modernism Delusion, poetry sampling, 2006, The Union of Arabic Authors, Damascus
4. Models of Contemporary Syrian Poetry, 2007, The Union of Arabic Authors, Damascus
5. Al-Jawahery: The Classical Who is Opposite of Classicism, 2010, Aleppo
6. Interdisciplinary Criticism: Studies in Literary Criticism, 2014, (Dar Noun) Publishing United Arab Emirates
Details of his work can be found (in Arabic) on their website.