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American Poet Gjekë Marinaj Receives South Korea’s Changwon KC International Literary Prize

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Dallas, TX, August 24, 2021 –(PR.com)– American poet, writer and literary critic Gjekë Marinaj was named the winner of one of South Korea’s most prestigious cultural awards, the Changwon KC International Literary Prize. Based in the Dallas metro area, Dr. Marinaj serves on the faculty of Richland College, in addition to his role as director of Mundus Artium Press.

Organized by the city of Changwon, South Korea, the Changwon KC International Literary Prize acknowledges Dr. Marinaj’s lifetime contributions to literature and cultural ethics. In selecting Marinaj for the honor, the prize committee noted that the writer always “places people at the center of his work, pursues peace through poetry, and sings about bettering and bringing hope to the world.”

The Changwon KC prize committee particularly noted Marinaj’s 1990 protest poem “Horses,” whose controversial publication forced him to flee Albania’s Communist regime. Rocked by mass…

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