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Asmaa Azaizeh

Trailblazing Palestinian Poet

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Date of Birth:



The village of Daburieh, in the Lower Galilee, Palestine

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Why Featured?

Pioneering contributions to contemporary Arabic poetry and cultural discourse.

Brief bio

Asmaa Azaizeh is a Palestinian poet, journalist, and cultural curator known for her poignant and evocative poetry that delves into themes of identity, conflict, and the human condition through the lens of her Palestinian heritage. Her work has garnered international acclaim, establishing her as a significant voice in modern Arabic literature.

Major Milestones


  • First Poetry Collection - "Liwa" (2011): Publication of her debut poetry collection, marking her emergence as a new voice in Palestinian poetry...See More

  • Winning the Young Writer’s Award (2010): Azaizeh was honored with this award by Al Qattan Foundation, recognizing her talent and potential in literature.

  • Directorship of the Mahmoud Darwish Museum (Year unspecified): Taking on a leading role at this prestigious cultural institution, contributing to the preservation and promotion of Palestinian literary heritage.

  • Fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (2014-2016): Her participation in this renowned artistic residency in Germany, which furthered her international exposure and engagement with global literary and artistic communities.

  • Launch of "Fasl Al-Awael" Radio Program: Azaizeh developed and hosted this cultural radio program, showcasing her skills as a journalist and her commitment to cultural discourse.

  • Won Tajwal Grant (2017): Winning the Tajwaal Grant in 2017, awarded by Al Mawred Al Thaqafy ("Culture Resource"). This grant supported her participation in a significant translation workshop in Barcelona, part of the Anthology of the Poetry Yard Project...See More

  • Modernizing Arabic Poetry: Azaizeh's poetic work is noted for its innovative use of language and form, contributing to the evolution of contemporary Arabic poetry...See More

  • International Representation: Through her participation in international poetry festivals and residencies, Azaizeh has played a key role in bringing Palestinian poetry to a global audience.

  • Cultural Curation: Her work in curating literary and cultural events has enriched the cultural landscape, providing platforms for dialogue and artistic expression.

  • Journalistic Contributions: As a journalist, Azaizeh has contributed insightful articles and essays on culture, politics, and society, adding depth to public discourse on these issues.

  • Advocacy Through Art: Her poetry and public engagements reflect a deep commitment to advocating for Palestinian rights and heritage, using art as a tool for resistance and expression.

Date of Last Update: 
April 2, 2024

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