Suheir Hammad is a Palestinian-American poet known for her powerful political poetry. (She) has been called “a new voice with an authentic blend of language that’s her own, and music that belongs to the streets” (Elmaz Abinader, author of Children of the Roojme).

Her work has been published in numerous periodicals, including The Amsterdam News, Essence, STRESS Hip-Hop Magazine and the Middle East Report; in anthologies including New to North America (Burning Bush Press), Listen Up! (Ballantyne), The Space Between Our Footsteps (Simon & Schuster) and 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History (Crown Publishers). Suheir produced plays include Blood Trinity (NY Hip-Hop Theatre Festival)and ReOrientalism (Center for Cultural Exchange). Suheir’s poetry has been featured on the BBC World Service and National Public Radio.

– partial excerpts from Gallagher on Poetry and the American Theatre Wing