Some Things Never Leave You: Poems by Zeina Azzam
Zeina Azzam is a Palestinian American poet, writer, editor, and community activist. She is the poet laureate of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, for 2022-2025. Her chapbook, Bayna Bayna, In-Between, was released in 2021 by The Poetry Box. Zeina's poems appear in journals, webzines, and anthologies including Pleiades, Mizna, Gyroscope, Cutleaf Journal, National Academy of Poets Poem-a- Day, Split this Rock, Bettering American Poetry, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Virginia, Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting by and for Refugees, Making Levantine Cuisine: Modern Foodways of the Eastern Mediterranean, and Gaza Unsilenced. Her commissioned poem, "You Birth the Seeds," was recently rendered as a four-part choral work by the renowned composer Melissa Dunphy. Zeina's works can also be found in art gallery catalogues and on public buses in the cities of Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia.