Latif Halmat

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Latif Halmat or (Kurdish: Letîf Helmet), (1947- ), is a Kurdish poet. He was born in Kifri near Kirkuk in Iraqi Kurdistan. He worked as a journalist during the 1970s and 1980s. He has published some 20 poetry books. He has also been active in the area of children's literature and drama.


  1. God and our small city, Kirkuk, 1970.
  2. Preparing for another rebirth, Sulaimani 1973.
  3. The hair of that girl is my tent in the highlands and warm lands, Sulaimani 1977.
  4. The white tempest, Baghdad 1978.
  5. Letters that my mother doesn't read, Baghdad 1979.
  6. A poem that is finished and yet not finished, Baghdad 1979.
  7. Agreement and conflicts among the electronic citizens of the republic of Latif Halmat, Sulaimani 2000.