Poet, essayist, and cultural manager based in Haifa. In 2010 Asmaa received
the Debutant Writer Award from Al Qattan Foundation for her volume of
poetry “Liwa”, (2011, Alahlia). She has published two other volumes of
poetry: "As the woman from Lod bore me" (2015, Alahlia) and “Don’t believe
me if I talk of war” (2019) in Arabic, Dutch, and Swedish. Asmaa has also
published a bilingual poetry anthology in German and Arabic “Unturned
stone” (2017, Alahlia). She has contributed to and participated in various
journals, anthologies and poetry festivals around the world. Her poems have
been translated to English, German, French, Persian, Swedish, Spanish,
Greek, and more.
Currently, Asmaa works as an editor in Raseef22 newspaper. In 2012 she
was the first Director of the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah. She
has worked as a cultural editor in several newspapers, a presenter on TV
and radio stations, and as the artistic director of the Fattoush gallery in Haifa
where she had also set up an annual book fair.