Asmaa Azaizeh

Asmaa was born in 1985 in the village of Daburieh, in the Lower Galilee, Palestine. In 2006 she graduated in english literature and journalism from the University of Haifa.

​For several years Asmaa worked as a journalist for Palestinian and Arabic newspapers, as well as a presenter for Television and Radio.  In 2010 Asmaa received the Debutant Writer Award from Al Qattan Foundation, for her volume of poetry, Liwa, published in 2011 with Dar Al Ahliya, Jordan. Asmaa became the first Director of the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah in 2012.

Her second collection, As The Woman From Lod Bore Me, was published in 2015. Her poems have since been translated to English, German, Spanish, Farsi, Swedish, Italian, Dutch and Hebrew, among others. Asmaa is currently a cultural curator in Haifa. Her upcoming poetry collection will be out in late 2018.