Lisa Suhair Majaj
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Lisa Suhair Majaj, a Palestinian American, is the author of Geographies of Light, which won the 2008 Del Sol Press Poetry Prize, and co-editor of three collections of essays on international women writers: Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers, Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist, and Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women's Novels. She has read and published her poetry and essays widely across the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She holds a PhD in Arab American literature, and has taught at a number of institutions. Her writing has been used in many venues beyond the strictly literary, and currently appears on visual display and in the catalogue of the 2016 photography exhibition Aftermath: The Fallout of War—America & the Middle East at the Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida. She lives in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Ms. Majaj's poem, "It Wasn't Poetry", was critiqued in the September 2004 issue of Winning Writers Newsletter.
Winning Entry: Journeys to Jerusalem
Contest Won: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2016, First Prize
Winning Entry: What She Said
Contest Won: War Poetry Contest 2004, Finalist