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About Sukoon

Sukoon is an independent, online literary journal. It is Arab-themed and in English. Sukoon publishes poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, interviews and occasional translations by writers and artists from the Arab region, and/or by writers and artists who are not of Arab descent, but have an Arab story or art piece they would like to share.

Through literature and art, Sukoon aims to reflect the diversity and richness of the Arab world, where Arabic is spoken — a Semitic language with over 30 different varieties of colloquial Arabic.

Sukoon is an Arabic word meaning ‘stillness.’ What we mean is the stillness discovered within, when the artist is in the midst of the creative storm.

Sukoon is also a phonetic symbol used in the Arabic script.