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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.

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