Once my name appeared on a death list published in a number of newspapers and on some websites, I decided to flee Iraq and went first to the Turkish city of Eskişehir—on the advice of an Iraqi friend who lived there. I only lived there a month, however, because I had a hard time adjusting to that city, especially to the high cost of living. So I moved to Afyonkarahisar, … [Read more...]
About Faleeha Hassan
Born in Iraq, Faleeha Hassan is a poet, teacher, editor, writer, and playwright. She is the first woman to have written poetry for children in Iraq. She's received many awards in Iraq and Middle East for her poetry and short stories and has been described as the "Maya Angelou of Iraq."
She has published 20 books and her poems have been translated into English, Turkmen, Bosevih, Indian, French, Italian, German, Kurdish, Spain, Korean, Greek and Albanian. Her most recent collection of short stories, Mass Grave, was published by Inner Child Press in July 2017.
Now living in New Jersey, her work has appeared in many publications, including Philadelphia Poets 22, Brooklyn Rail, The Galway Review, TXTOBJX, InTranslation, Taos Journal, Nondoc, SJ Magazine, Atlantic City Press, Words Without Borders and The Guardian, and many others.