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I was born in Sliema, on the Mediterranean Island of Malta in 1953. I still live on this beautiful Island where I teach IT subjects and specialise in Computerized Accouning and Business Administration. Since I was a kid I wrote poems both in Maltese and English. I am a published author and an active member of various poetry societies throughout the world.


Background Information

I started writing poems at an early age, too early to remember when. I mainly wrote for my own satisfaction and to release the burdens of my flesh. For many years I left my poems in the darkness of a drawer and some of my early poems are lost.

As I matured in life I found lots of encouragement to get out of my solitary place and give some light to my works. As years rolled by I began to understand that the ability to write poems was a gift from God. In one of his parables Jesus said, "And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey". Mt 25:15. I encourage you to have a closer look at this parable, because gifts and talents come from God, and they must be used not hid.

Therefore I return my gift to my Maker and share his mighty Word through my poems throughout the world.

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1Cor 10:31.

Birth Place
Sliema,  Malta
Accomplishments

18th October 2004 First-prize winner of the Malta National Poetry Competition for 2004 with the poem "Paceville Insomnja" in the Maltese category.

30th September 2005 First-prize winner of the Malta National Poetry Competition for 2005 with the poem "Nostalġija" in the Maltese category.

27th October 2006 - First-prize winner of the Malta National Poetry Competition for 2006 with the poem 'Fossils In My Sanctuary' in the English language category. See My Blog for more details.

31st December 2006 awarded the Editor's Choice, Published Poet Ribbon Award Pin by International Library of Poetry for the poem The Hoary Head.

1st May 2007, Raymond Grech is chosen to represent Malta with four other Maltese Poets in the European Poetry in Motion project. An EU commemoration in Washington, DC. 135 European Poets from 27 member states highlight the languages and literature of Europe, and at the same time support the United States to promote literacy. www.europeanpoetryinmotion.eu

Outstanding Achievements in Poetry Awards by the International Society of Poets in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Awarded prestigious 'Editor's Choice Awards' for various poems with The International Library of Poets.

More details on my website.

Additional Information

My poems are published in various anthologies, newsletters and newspapers locally and abroad as well as being aired on radio programs. More of my poems in Maltese and English can be viewed on my website.

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Raymond Grech - Award-Winning Poet