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poems

The Adroit Journal: “Gulls” and “Legend of Mount Sannine

ANTI-: “Love like Sampson’s Lion While My Mother Shaves My Father’s Head”

Atticus Review: “My Father Dreams of a New Country,” “Driftwood,” “Elevator,” “Lebanese Famine in America,” and “The Only Car on the Highway Back to Tripoli

BOAAT Journal (forthcoming): “Bassam”

CALYX Journal: “A Name for the Year’s Longest Night: My Father’s Grade-School Crush among the Maronite Militia

Connotation Press: An Online Artifact: “I'd Always Told You Your Father Was the Most Beautiful Man in the World,” “Flotsam,” “Inventory of Things Left Behind,” “On the Night You Ask for a Divorce,” “Phillumeny after the Separation,” and “The Hypothetical Return


"Be good to me like a summer rain, I swear I'm burning."

– My Father Dreams of a New Country


Copper Nickel: “Kata Doksa,” winner of the 2011 Copper Nickel Poetry Contest judged by Kevin Prufer and nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize

Crab Orchard Review: “Homegrown”

Day One: “Interview with My Father: Maps”

Diode Poetry Journal: “A Mother's Love Has Windows” and “Shame, Abridged

Drunken Boat: “My Father in Virginia, Surrounded by Water

Epiphany: “Interview with My Father: Names

Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal: “Chimera

Juxtaprose: “The Mounts” and “Taillights

KYSO Flash: “Ablution” and “Tracers,” which was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize


"I am the dog tied to its moon
/ and here to tell you love is unkind."

– Nocturne with Teeth


The Missouri Review Poem of the Week: “Surat al-Qiyamah: My Father Talks to God When Syria Occupies Tripoli, 1976

Nashville Review: “The Lights Shut Off in the City of Ghosts

New Republic: “Karantina Massacre

Nightjar Review: “My Father Keeps the Pack Together

One: “Nocturne with Teeth

Ovenbird Poetry: “Battle of the Hotels” and “The Cedars: Beatitudes

Pittsburgh Poetry Review: “After” and “On the Unexploded Cluster Bombs in Southern Lebanon,” which was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize

Rattle: “Inheritance

RHINO Poetry: “Winter Prayer”


"I've never known / a world that wasn't worth dying for."

– My Father Is the Sea, the Field, the Stone


Sidereal Magazine: “Hunt,” “Sabra and Shatila Massacre,” “Town Gossip,” and “The Keeper of Allah's Hidden Names

Sixth Finch: “My Father Is the Sea, the Field, the Stone

Southern Indiana Review: “August” and “The Dead Walk Over Your Land

THEthe Poetry Blog: “Lessons in Grief

Vinyl Poetry: “Bride of the South” and “The Green Line


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anthologies

The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2014): “Interviews with My Father: Those Times”

New Poetry from the Midwest 2014 (New American Press, 2015): “Love Like Samson's Lion While My Mother Shaves My Father's Head,” winner of the Heartland Poetry Prize judged by Lee Ann Roripaugh

Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015): “Love Like Samson's Lion While My Mother Shaves My Father's Head,” “Sabra and Shatila Massacre,” “A Mother’s Love Has Windows,” “Surat al-Qiyamah: My Father Talks to God When Syria Occupies Tripoli, 1976,” and “My Father In Virginia, Surrounded By Water”

Bettering American Poetry 2016 (forthcoming): “My Father Is the Sea, the Field, the Stone”


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essays

Sweet: A Literary Confection: "In the Skin"


book reviews