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Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, Poetry and The Atlantic, among others. Her latest collection, which includes some bilingual English-Arabic poems, is titled “O” and was published on July 5.

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The Last of the Bougainvillea Years

The Last of the Bougainvillea Years

Over time, the bark swelled and waned and folded over the wires, swallowing them. Now six of our fitneh trees have bumpy trunks, and I wonder whether their form is a reminder of our cruelty. We never wrapped any lights around the bougainvillea. They remain intact, their branches full of thorns, and perhaps for this reason they will not remember us.

Zeina Hashem Beck