Faleeha Hassan
She is a poet, teacher, editor, writer, playwriter born in Najaf, Iraq, in 1967, who now lives in the United States. Faleeha is the first woman to wrote poetry for children in Iraq. She received her master's degree in Arabic literature, and has now published 24 books. Her poems have been translated into English, Turkmen, Bosevih, Indian, French, Italian, German, Kurdish, Spain, Korean, Greek, Serbia, Albanian, Pakistani and Malayalam language. Ms. Hassan has received many awards in Iraq and throughout the Middle East for her poetry and short stories. Faleeha Hassan has also had her poems and short stories published in a variety of American magazines such as: Philadelphia poets 22, Harbinger Asylum, Brooklyn Rail April2016, Screaming mamas, The Galway Review, Words Without Borders, TXTOBJX, Intranslation, SJ Magazine, Nondoc, Wordgathering, SCARLET LEAF REVIEW, Courier-Post, I am not a Silent Poet, Taos Journal, Inner Child Press, Atlantic City Press, SJ Magazine, Intranslation Magazine, The Guardian, Words Without Borders, Courier-Post, Life and Legends, Wordgathering, SCARLET LEAF REVIEW, Indiana Voice Journal, The Bees Are Dead, IWA, Poetry Soup, Poetry Adelaide Literary Magazine, Philly, The Fountain Magazine, DRYLAND, The Blue Mountain Review, Otoliths, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, TXTOBJX, DODGING THE RAIN, Poetry Adelaide Literary Magazine, NonDoc Philly, DRYLAND, American Poetry Review, The Fountain Magazine, Uljana Wolf, Arcs, Tiferet and Ice Cream Poetry Anthology, Dryland Los Angeles underground art &writing Magazine, Setu Magazine, Opa Anthology of contemporary, BACOPA Literary Review, Better than Starbucks Magazine, Tweymatikh ZQH Magazine, TUCK Magazine, Street Light Press, Empty Mirror Magazine, Spider Mirror Journal, Turn A Page Or Two, Within Darkness & Light, RAMINGO Magazine, Pyrokinection magazines, Anapest Journal, NewMyths, Oprah magazine, The Paragon Press, SIXFLOD, Our Poetry Archive Magazine, L3 Magazine, ETHOS literary journal, WHERE WORDS MATTER SPILWORDS PRESS, Universal Oneness: An Anthology of Magnum Opus Poems from around the World, Alien Buddha Zine#4, Mama's smile magazine, The Love Poets anthology, The First Class literary magazine, The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, The Word For Peace in Many Languages anthology, Bacopa Literary Review, CONSEQUENCE magazine and Universal Oneness anthology.


Faleeha Hassan Poems


Oh, my god
This poem!
Whenever I try to make her stand on the reality line
She flutters like Marilyn Monroe's dress in the imaginations of men... more »

Credible Lies

Credible lies
Oh, Faleeha
How brilliant is your future
I whisper in my ear... more »

When I Drink Tea In New Jersey

When I drink tea in New Jersey
Like a girl who writes poetry about a boy she has never seen My day sits with all this disappointment
Counting her fleeting moments
I remember my mother using the smell of onions... more »

Faleeha Hassan Quotes

Comments about Faleeha Hassan

Viren Dangwal 24 Apr 2012 12:43
very gd poet, wd very sensitive heart n a very sharp political mind