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.

Latif Halmat was born 1947 in Kifri in Southern Kurdistan. Latif is working as a journalist and a writer. He has published several collections of poetry. Some of the collections are: God and our little city (1970), Facing a rebirth (1973), The girl's hair is my tent in summer and winter (1977), The white storm (1978), The letters that my mother does not read (1979), and Finished and unfinished poems (1979). Latif Halmat has also written drama. He belongs to the younger generation of Kurdish poets who made their debut during the 1970s.