ZEINA HASHEM BECK, a Lebanese poet, holds degrees in English literature from the American University of Beirut. Her collection To Live in Autumn won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her chapbook 3arabi Song won the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize. She has published in Ploughshares, Nimrod, Poetry Northwest, Mizna, Sukoon, Magma, and Mslexia, among others. Founder of PUNCH, a poetry and open mic collective in Dubai, Hashem Beck is a strong performer and has been featured in literary festivals in the Middle East, the UK, and the US.
Louder than Hearts is a brilliant, daring addition to a growing corpus of work that celebrates our shared present while bearing witness to shared pain. -- Theophilus Kwek The London Magazine