Zeina Hashem Beck is a prize-winning Lebanese poet. Her first collection, To Live in Autumn (The Backwaters Press, 2014), comprises 45 vignettes of life in Lebanon, exploring more broadly a sense of place and urban environments in the Middle East. The Daily Star has praised the book for “evoking the city more powerfully than many full-length novels”.
She has been published internationally in literary magazines, and performs regularly at poetry readings, festivals, theatres, and universities around the Middle East. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Dubai, where she runs poetry workshops and hosts the poetry and open mic collective PUNCH.