The Writer’s Block: A Q&A with Sabreen Kadhim
Sabreen Kadhim is City of Asylum’s poet-in-residence from Iraq. She has published poems widely in Iraqi magazines and newspapers, such as Al-Sabah, Al-Taakhi, and Al-Zamaan newspapers as well as Al-Esbuaya Magazine. She was the winner of the 3rd UNESCO Poetry Contest in 2011 and jointly won the Iraqi Youth Poetry Festival competition in 2012 (organized by the Culture For All Association). Her debut poetry collection, I Introduce Myself To Water, is awaiting publication. She also reported for Al-Hurra TV.
In an interview with Sampsonia Way, Sabreen discussed her involvement with Baghdad’s literary community, her work as a journalist, and the importance of telling joyful stories.