Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Salma Khadra Jayyusi is a renowned Palestinian poet, critic, and literary historian whose books of poetry and criticism have been published worldwide. She is the founder and director of PROTA for the translation of Arabic literature into English and of East-West Nexus for studies of Arab civilization and its legacies. With forty books to her credit, she has earned numerous awards for her contributions.

  • Trees arise out of a body of water, the bark peeled away on the trunks
    Salma Khadra Jayyusi
    Photo © by Yousef Khanfar Terrifying, that ringing of the phone then that voice, insistent, sad “Send your aid eastward all your uncles are now refugees” I sighed deeply, ached for them Th...
  • An abstract painting featuring brightly colored organic shapes overlapping
    Salma Khadra Jayyusi
    Samia Halaby, Centers of Attraction / Courtesy of the Artist. Innocent when questioned, quick to take flight    when afraid, magnet for the heart    approaching like a Nazarene lam...

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