Oman's Aisha Al Saifi becomes first Arab woman to win poetry competition in Abu Dhabi
09 Mar 2023
Aisha Al Saifi poses for a photograph.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Omani poet Aisha Al Saifi, the first woman to win the "Prince of Poets" title in Abu Dhabi.
Aisha wrote on her Instagram, “On International Women's Day, I was crowned a princess of poets and draped in the cloak of poetry, as the first Arab woman to obtain the title, thanks to God, and your support for me by voting and praying.”
Aisha Al Saifi was born in Nizwa, Oman in 1987.
She studied Civil Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University.
In 2005, she began publishing literary works in Omani and Arabic newspapers.
She has participated in Arab and international literary festivals across Asia, Europe, and Africa, and was the first female poet to win the Omani Poetry Festival.
She has published three poetry collections, “The Sea Changes its Gown,” “The Dreams of the Tenth Girl,” and “I Don’t Love My Father.”
The Prince of Poets is a reality television poetry competition in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage launched the completion in April 2007.
The winner is awarded Dhs1 million and a symbolic cloak and ring.