AUGUST 25, 2023 — Arrowsmith Press has announced the finalists for its 2022 Derek Walcott Prize, which goes to a poetry collection published in English by a writer who is […]
Maya Abu al-Hayyat
Writers, translators and editors celebrate new writing from Palestine.
Writers, translators and editors celebrate new writing from Palestine. Featuring Maya Abu Al-Hayyat, Marcia Lynx Qualey, Alice Youssef, Sonia Nimr, Sawad Hussain, Jehan Bseiso, Louis Allday, Suchitra Vijayan, Meg Arenberg and […]
Maya Abu Al-Hayyat directs the Palestine Writing Workshop on the West Bank. She’ll read poems & be in conversation with poet Deema Shehabi.
AANM presents a live bilingual poetry reading featuring an incredible lineup of poets: Maya Abu Al-Hayyat and Zeina Hashem Beck. Join us as the poets read excerpts from their new […]
In celebration of Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth), Comma Press has shared author Maya Abu al-Hayyat reading her short story “The Gap” in the original Arabic as well as in Yasmine Seale’s English translation.
“Maya’s poems are made of such dailiness, the extreme violence of a colonizing force punctuating days filled with humor and compassion and small failures and sweeping loves.”
“The female protagonist visits him in the mornings, / taps shyly on the window, sweeps the street with a glance. / (Did anyone see her?).”
“You will hear and taste her laughter and also yours. Because laughter is ‘the excess knowledge no one takes seriously,’ the cherished identity smuggled out of psychology and surveilled consciousness.”