Rewa Zeinati

Rewa Zeinati is a poet, educator and the founding editor of Sukoon magazine. Author of the poetry chapbook, Bullets & Orchids , her work is published in Prairie Schooner , Guernica, Natural Bridge, Quiddity, Mizna, Best Small Fictions 2019, Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration, Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees, among other journals and anthologies. With an MFA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Rewa also works in marketing & communication. She's spent the last decade and a half moving countries and cities within the Arab world and US, and currently considers Metro Detroit her new home.

My Mother-in-Law Prays in the Next Room

I hear her whisper under her breath picture her kneeling over the prayer rug palms face down against the fabric. She hides her hair when her husband’s nephew comes for a visit and smokes lingering cigarettes with her coffee and …

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