Lisa Suhair Majaj, a Palestinian-American, is the author of Geographies of Light, winner of the 2008 Del Sol Press Poetry Prize, and co-editor of three collections of critical essays: Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers (Garland/Routledge 2000), Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist (McFarland Publishing 2002), and Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women’s Novels (Syracuse University Press, 2002). Her writing appears in over 100 journals/anthologies worldwide, and will be included in the upcoming exhibition Aftermath: The Fallout of War–America & the Middle East, at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art. She lives in Nicosia, Cyprus.