Zeina Azzam


Alexandria, VA

Author's Bio

Zeina Azzam is a Palestinian American poet, editor, and community activist. She volunteers for organizations that advocate for human rights and civil rights of Palestinians and of vulnerable communities in Alexandria, Virginia, where she lives. Zeina also serves as a mentor for We Are Not Numbers, a writing program for youth in Gaza. Her chapbook, Bayna Bayna, In-Between, was released in 2021 by The Poetry Box. Zeina’s poems are published or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Passager, Gyroscope, Pensive Journal, Streetlight Magazine, Mizna, Sukoon Magazine, Barzakh, Making Levantine Cuisine, Tales from Six Feet Apart, Bettering American Poetry, Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees, Gaza Unsilenced, and others. She holds an M.A. in Arabic literature from Georgetown University and an M.A. in sociology from George Mason University.

Publications & Prizes

Bettering American Poetry (Bettering Books, 2019)
Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by Refugees (Olive Branch Press, 2019)
Bayna Bayna, In-Between (Poetry Box, 2021)

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
Arab American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, Immigration, Seniors, Women
Fluent in: 
Arabic, English
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Raised in: 
New York
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Last update: Aug 19, 2021