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GUADALAJARA, 28th November, 2022 (WAM) -- Emirati poets Khulood Al Mualla and Abdullah Alhadiya, accompanied by Mexican author Diego Gomez, left visitors of the 36th Guadalajara International Book Fair in awe with a mesmerising recitation of poems during "The Voice of the World" poetry recitation session held on Sunday 27th November.

The Sharjah pavilion, a dedicated space for the Guests of Honour in Mexico, was packed with an audience thrilled to experience Arabic poetry and its beauty through instant translation that highlighted the unique topics.

The session asserted that poetry is a medium that brings all together despite language barriers.

The session, moderated by author Laura Di Pietro, began with a comment by Emirati poet Khulood Al Mualla, who explained that "today, the lifelong dream of mine to visit Mexico became a reality. It is a country that welcomes you with open arms; I can't express how happy I am to present my poems during this visit."

She then proceeded to take the audience on a poetic journey through her poems "Harwala" and "Shurood", using her unique and quiet delivery, which evolves around contemplation, stillness and mysticism.

Poet Abdullah Alhadiya then introduced the audience to his poems about the heritage and mythological aspects of Arabic culture. His poems were packed with deep connotations rooted in the history of the Arab region which sparked beautiful imagery within the audience's imagination.

Mexican author Diego Gomez recited several poems by renowned classical Latin poets to introduce visitors to the themes carried by poets from Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

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