Zeina Hashem Beck

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Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her first collection, To Live in Autumn, won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her second collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize and will be published in April 2017.

Beck 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.

Beck founded and runs PUNCH, a poetry and open mic collective. Her readings often have a strong performative quality, and she has participated in literary festivals around the world.