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Exmetjan Osman

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Exmetjan Osman

Exmetjan Osman (b. 1964) is one of the foremost Uyghur poets of his generation. Fully bilingual in Uyghur and Arabic, he has published poetry collections in both languages to great acclaim, including My Share of the Night and In the Ruins of Sumer Where I Reside (in Arabic), and Season of the Soul and Uyghur Girl Lyric (in Uyghur). Considered the founder of the gungga (hazy) school of modernist Uyghur poetry, Exmetjan's work has been immensely influential among Uyghur poets since the mid-1980s.

Articles by Exmetjan Osman

The Nights Passing Endlessly through Scheherazade’s Mouth
By Exmetjan Osman
In a public parkwhere I like to sitin the thick shade cast by the branches of a treeI was more or less enjoying the daytimeI was watching grass sprout from cracks in the asphaltand the sun as it shone…
Translated from Uyghur by Joshua L. Freeman
Multilingual
Changing
By Ilya Odegov
In this teeming city, is there none Who might recognize me, walking, Calling: Hey, you, madman! We two might embrace just there, Forgetting our place, surroundings, To swear, laugh, scuffle, Sit in the…
Translated from Urdu by Exmetjan Osman
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