The Poetry of Ayat Abou Shmeiss

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Ayat Abou Shmeiss is an Arab-speaker who writes in Hebrew in part because she was educated in that language, and in French, at a Christian school in Jaffa, and has been writing since she was a teen.

In her second book, her subjects include an examination of her life as the mother of one child, and as a student at the Open University, where she is now finishing a degree in political science. The poet has a clear grasp of her position. “I’m this and that” she said.


“My Identity Has Nothing to do with the Language in which I Write.” Tel Aviv Review of Books

Poems: Poetry International Rotterdam

3 comments on “The Poetry of Ayat Abou Shmeiss

  1. mich says:

    thank you

    1. Marcela Sulak says:

      Thank you for listening, Mich.

  2. Marcela Sulak says:

    Thank you for listening!

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