Philip Gerard

  • Issue 93 / Spring 2013

Emilia Phillips

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is an American poet of Palestinian, Syrian, and Jordanian heritage. Her first book of poems, Water & Salt (Red Hen, 2017), won the 2018 Washington State Book Award and received an Honorable Mention from the Arab American Book Awards. Her chapbook, Arab in Newsland, won the 2016 Two Sylvias Press Prize. Her poems appear in Alaska Quarterly Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, and Waxwing, among others. You can learn more about her writing at www.lenakhalaftuffaha.com. Tuffaha would like to acknowledge that her poem is after the song “The Bees’ Path” by the Rahbani brothers.