Monday, July 3, 2017
America Teaches Me About Myself, by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha
Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is the winner of the 2016 Two Sylvias Chapbook prize
for her manuscript Arab in Newsland, published in 2016. Lena’s poems have
been published in print and online journals including Magnolia, Blackbird,
Barrow Street, the Taos Journal for International Poetry and Art, Diode, Floating
Bridge Review, and elsewhere. Her first book of poems, Water & Salt, is
forthcoming from Red Hen Press.
About the work:
These poems were inspired by, or perhaps resulted from, a habit I have of writing
down statements or sentences that I find amazing. Each of these poems contains a
line or sentence that has been said to me.