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The Hive Live! Featuring Rebecca Foust & Zeina Hashem Beck

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 7:00pm

The Hive Live Reading Series presents poets Rebecca Foust and Zeina Hashem Beck at Bookshop Santa Cruz. 

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Rebecca Foust is the author of the books Paradise Drive, All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song, and, in collaboration with artist Lorna Stevens, God, Seed: Poetry & Art about the Natural World. She has also published three chapbooks:  The Unexploded Ordinance Bin, Dark Card and Mom’s Canoe. Her newest book, ONLY, was published by Four Way Books in 2022.

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her third poetry collection, titled O, was published by Penguin Books in July 2022. Her second full-length collection, Louder than Hearts (Bauhan Publishing 2017), won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye wrote about this book, “Everything Arabic we treasure comes alive in these poems. Readers will feel restored to so many homes, revived, amazed. Zeina Hashem Beck writes with a brilliant, absolutely essential voice.” Zeina’s writing covers a variety of topics: home, estrangement, language, the body, love, motherhood, and faith, among others. Her poetry often exists at the intersection of the personal & the political, the divine & the profane. Educated in Arabic, English, and French, Zeina has a BA and an MA in English Literature from the American University of Beirut.

She is the co-creator and co-host, with poet Farah Chamma, of Maqsouda, a podcast in Arabic about Arabic poetry. After a lifetime in Lebanon and a decade in Dubai, she recently moved to California with her husband and two daughters.


Only (Stahlecker Selections) By Rebecca Foust Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954245297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Four Way Books - September 15th, 2022

To Live in Autumn (The Backwaters Prize in Poetry) By Zeina Hashem Beck Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935218357
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: The Backwaters Press - September 30th, 2014

O (Penguin Poets) By Zeina Hashem Beck Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143136897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 5th, 2022