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Poetry, Literature, and Song in the Arabic Classroom



  • Zein El-Amine is a Lebanese-born poet and writer. He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Maryland. His poems have appeared in Wild River Review, Folio, Beltway Quarterly, Foreign Policy in Focus, CityLit, Graylit, Split This Rock, Penumbra, DC Poets Against the War: An Anthology, and Ghostfishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. His latest poetry manuscript “A Travel Guide for the Exiled” was shortlisted for the Bergman Prize, judged by Louise Glück. El-Amine was awarded The Megaphone Prize by Radix Media for his collection of short stories titled “Is This How You Eat A Watermelon”. The book was nominated for the PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTION. El-Amine’s short stories have appeared in Lit Hub, Electric Literature, Uno Mas, Jadaliyya, Middle East Report, Wild River Review, About Place Journal, and Bound Off. El-Amine lives in Washington DC where he teaches creative writing, advanced poetry, and short prose courses at Georgetown University.