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September 11, 2018


Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
Poet reads "Poem."

About This Poem


“These days, I find I am more fascinated by the storytellers than the stories they tell. So many of the storytellers and teachers of my childhood were women, like Magda the glorious one. In many ways, these women were charged with preparing children for the future while rebuilding—through language and narrative—a past under threat of erasure. Most of this poem appears to be in English, but what lives inside of it? I write at the intersection of English with many other stories.”
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha


Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is the author of Water & Salt (Red Hen Press, 2017). She lives in Redmond, Washington.

Poetry by Tuffaha


Water & Salt

(Red Hen Press, 2017)

"Force Visibility" by Solmaz Sharif


"Beauty Secrets, Revealed by the Queen in Snow White" by Natasha Sajé


"Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye


September Guest Editor: Rigoberto González


Thanks to Rigoberto González, author of Unpeopled Eden (Four Way Books, 2013), who curated Poem-a-Day this month. Read more about González and our guest editors for the year.

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