Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her second full-length collection, Louder than Hearts (Bauhan, 2017), won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of two chapbooks: 3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and There Was and How Much There Was, a smith|doortop Laureate’s Choice, selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Her first book, To Live in Autumn, won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her work has won Best of the Net, has been nominated for the Pushcart and the Forward Prize, and has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, and World Literature Today, among others. Her poem, Maqam, won Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Frederick Bock Prize. She lives in Dubai, where she has founded the poetry collective PUNCH. Learn more at Zeina's website.
By Zeina Hashem BeckAdded: Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Zeina Hashem Beck performs the poem "Naming Things" at the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation and Witness which took place from April 14-17, 2016 in Washington D.C.