Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
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Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is a poet, essayist, and translator. Her first book, Water & Salt (Red Hen Press) won the 2018 Washington State Book Award. Her chapbook, Arab in Newsland, won the 2016 Two Sylvias Press Prize. She is the recipient of a 2019 Artist Trust Fellowship and has served as the inaugural Poet-In-Residence at Open Books: A Poem Emporium, in Seattle. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington and an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. She has been published in Barrow Street, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Kenyon Review Online, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, TriQuarterly, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day feature.
- "Lena Khalaf Tuffaha reads Mahmoud Darwish’s 'To Our Land' on The Poet Salon Podcast." Poet Salon Podcast. 14 January 2019.
- "The City and the Writer: In Amman with Lena Khalaf Tuffaha." Nathalie Handal. Words Without Borders. 11 November 2019.