Rewa Zeinati

Lebanese-American poet and writer, Rewa Zeinati, is the author of the poetry chapbook, Bullets & Orchids, published by Corrupt Press (2013).

Her creative nonfiction book entitled, Nietzsche’s Camel Must Die: An Invitation to Say ‘No’, is published by xanadu* (2013).

Several of her poems, essays, interviews and translations (from the Arabic into English) have been published in literary journals and anthologies in the USA, UK and Arab region.

Marziah Rashid

Marziah Rashid
ommunications manager

Marziah is a recent graduate from the American University of Sharjah and an aspiring academic. She believes that books are the answer to all of life’s problems. Born in Pakistan but having grown up in Dubai, she is interested in literature of the diaspora, which is what drew her to Sukoon. 




Marwa Helal
poetry book reviews editor 

Marwa Helal’s poetry has appeared in Day One and The Offing. Her essays, reviews, and journalism have been published in Poets&Writers, the American Book Review, Entropy Magazine, and Egypt Today among others. She is an alumna of the New School’s creative writing MFA program and participated in a Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) workshop, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program, and Cave Canem New York City workshops. or @marwahelal


Eman ElShaikh is a writer, poet, artist, and aspiring academic. She’s interested in exploring revolution, political consciousness, exile, memory, and narrative, both in her research and in her creative work. She is currently an editor at Muftah magazine and has previously served as a judge for the Arab American Book Awards. She blogs at and tweets at @mataahef.