A visual poem from Hala Alyan: Gaza

14 March, 2021

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The truth about Gaza is that most peo­ple don’t know the truth about Gaza.

Hala Alyan is a poet and nov­el­ist whose lat­est book is The Arson­ists’ City (River­head 2021). She is the author of the nov­el Salt Hous­es, win­ner of the Day­ton Lit­er­ary Peace Prize and the Arab Amer­i­can Book Award and a final­ist for the Chau­tauqua Prize, as well as four award-win­ning col­lec­tions of poet­ry, most recent­ly The Twen­ty-Ninth Year. Her work has been pub­lished by The­New York­er, the Acad­e­my of Amer­i­can Poets, LitHub, the New York Times Book Review, and Guer­ni­ca. She lives in Brook­lyn with her hus­band, where she works as a clin­i­cal psychologist.