Akram Al-katreb was born and raised in Salamiah, Syria, a city renowned for its poets. He attended the University of Damascus, graduating with a degree in law. Alkatreb has worked as an art critic and journalist since 1996, contributing to many major Arabic-speaking newspapers in Lebanon, London, and Syria. He is a part of the movement known as the “new wave” of Syrian poets and he has published five poetry collections.
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