Hessa Hilal Takes Third in The Million’s Poet!
I am a little disappointed that she didn’t win the first prize, but I am also excited that so many people saw her reciting her brave poetry.
The headline in Arabian Business reads “Saudi death treat poet misses out on Million’s Poet title,” but that fact that she kept reading in face of death threats and public outcry makes her a winner in my book.
And she took home over $800,000 in prize money. Not bad.
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