|Date: 10/08/2012 Time: 06:18:00 PM
Secretary-General of the Kuwaiti Poets' League
Saleh Al-Mesbah hailed here Friday Kuwaiti poet Dr. Suad Al-Sabah for her
contribution to cultural development in Kuwait.
Sheikha Suad Al-Sabah had recently won South Korean Manhae Award for
distinguished literary works for 2012.
Speaking to KUNA, Al-Mesbah said the League is proud of the fact that one
of its members had won the South Korean prize for literature and poetry.
Well-renowned world figures had won this prize for humane, literary and
intellectual contributions worldwide, he added.
"The entire Kuwaiti nation is proud of the Kuwaiti poet's win of the Manhae
Award," he pointed out.
Sheikha Sabah began to write poems in 1961 and has ever since produced
numerous poetic works, Al-Mesbah noted.
Sheikha Suad has gained wide-scale popularity among intellectual quarters
due to her accomplishments and works, namely the publishing of a long series
of poetic works and her efforts for encouraging poets and writers, such as
granting awards in the name of Dar Suad Al-Sabah publishing house.
The South Korean Manhae award is the top honoring for literary works in
South Korea. It has been granted annually by the Asian Journalists Association
since 1979 in the name of Manhae, a poet and writer who devoted his life to
promotion of ideal thoughts, reforms and wisdom.