Asmaa Azaizeh

Poet, performer, and journalist based in Haifa. In 2010, Asmaa received the Debutant Writer Award from Al Qattan Foundation for her volume of poetry “Liwa”, (2011, Alahlia). She has published three other volumes of poetry. Among them “Don’t believe me if I talk of war” which was translated into Dutch and Swedish. Asmaa has also published a bilingual poetry anthology in German and Arabic “Unturned stone” (2017, Alahlia). Her memoir “my dead father’s celebration” will be published by next year. She has contributed to and participated in various journals, anthologies and poetry festivals around the world. Her poems have been translated to English, German, French, Persian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, and more.

In 2012 she was the first Director of the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah. She has worked as a cultural editor in several newspapers, a presenter on TV and radio stations, and as the director of the Fattoush bookstore and book fair in Haifa.