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Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her most recent collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize.

She is also the author of two chapbooks: 3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and There Was and How Much There Was, a 2016 smith|doorstop Laureate’s Choice, selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Her first book, To Live in Autumn, won the 2013 Backwaters Prize and her poem “Maqam” won Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Frederick Bock Prize. Her work has won Best of the Net, been included in Bettering American Poetry and nominated for the Pushcart, and has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Ambit, and World Literature Today, among others.

She lives in Dubai, where she has founded the open mic night PUNCH.