50 Most Influential Women in the Arab World
Wed 28 Feb 2018 06:30 AM
Zeina Hashem Beck

Designation: Writer, Poet (Louder than Hearts, To Live in Autumn, PUNCH)

Country: Lebanon

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck has been a mainstay in the world of Arabic poetry since at least 2013 when her book on Beirut, To Live in Autumn won the 2013 Backwaters Prize and was a runner up for the 2014 Julie Suk award.

In 2016, she won the May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize for her second full-length collection, Louder than Hearts, about which fellow poet and World Literature Today award winner Naomi Shihab Nye wrote, “Everything Arabic we treasure comes alive in these poems. Readers will feel restored to so many homes, revived, amazed. Zeina Hashem Beck writes with a brilliant, absolutely essential voice.”

Beck lives in Dubai with her husband and two daughters in Dubai she also founded and hosts an open mic night called PUNCH.