Eman Hassan


Author's Bio

Bicultural poet and essayist from Massachusetts and Kuwait, Eman Hassan is the author of Raghead, which was the recipient of a Folsom Award and named as the 2018 Editor’s Choice for a first collection of poems (New Issues Press, 2019). She recieved an MFA in poetry from Arizona State University, where she worked as International Poetry Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review, and a PhD in poetry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she worked as an Associate Editor for Prairie Schooner. Eman is one of the founders of The American University of Kuwait and part of Zayed University's start-up team (UAE). She is also a veteran of the first Gulf War, where she served as a medic-interpreter. Her poetry and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Aldus Journal of Translation, Blackbird, KUDZU, Painted Bride Quarterly, Mizna, Pilgrimage, and sub/Terrain, among others.

Publications & Prizes

Raghead (New Issues Press, 2019)
Prizes won: 

Folsom Award, New Issues Editor's Pick, 2019

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Arabic, English
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Last update: Feb 22, 2020