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Gulala Nouri

Author, Arabic, Kurdish
Gulala Nouri (poet, fiction writer, translator; Iraq) has worked as a Kurdish-language teacher and in women’s issues and human rights. Currently, she works in Kurdistan for the High Commission of Erbil Citadel Revitalization (HCECR). Nouri has published four collections of poetry: While the Dolphin is Sleeping (1999), This Crowd Is Not Up To You (2001), Calendars of Loneliness (2005), and Firewood (2009). Her translations of Vladimir Vysotsky’s poetry from the Russian into Kurdish and Arabic came out in 2011. Nouri has two books forthcoming, a translation of stories on the Halabja massacre, and her first story collection. Her participation was funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. (Photo credit: University of Iowa)