Karim Al Iraqi: A Maestro of Iraqi Poetry
Karim Al Iraqi (Arabic: كريم العراقي) was a distinguished Iraqi poet known for his versatile literary works, including plays, essays, operettas, folk poetry, and songwriting. His artistic contributions left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape.
Born on 18 February 1955, Karim Al Iraqi’s journey in the realm of poetry commenced, shaping his distinct style and creating a powerful voice within the Iraqi literary scene. Throughout his life, he passionately crafted an extensive array of literary pieces, each a testament to his deep understanding of language, culture, and human emotions.
Al Iraqi’s works resonated with readers and listeners, touching hearts with his insightful and evocative words. His ability to weave emotions and thoughts into verse was truly exceptional. His compositions were often a mirror reflecting the hopes, dreams, and realities of Iraqi society.
Sadly, on 1 September 2023, at the age of 68, Karim Al Iraqi passed away in Abu Dhabi after battling cancer. The loss of this esteemed poet was deeply felt by the literary community and admirers of his work. Although he is no longer with us, his words will forever echo in the hearts of those who had the privilege of experiencing the beauty of his poetry. Karim Al Iraqi’s legacy lives on, reminding us of the power of words to inspire and unite.