Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck is is a Lebanese poet based in Dubai. Her most recent collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of 3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook prize, There Was and How Much There Was, a 2016 Laureate’s Choice selected by Carol Ann Duffy, and To Live in Autumn, winner of the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The New York Times, World Literature Today, The Southeast Review, The Adroit Journal, Triquarterly, the Academy of American Poets, and elsewhere. Her poem 'Maqam' won Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Frederick Bock Prize.

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Ode to My Husband, Who Brings The Music

There are more windows in the new house, so much light the living room feels weightless. On weekends, I find you staring out into the garden from the sofa. You always wake before me, go downstairs & start playing a …

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