Faleeha Hassan in Conversation with Jane SpokenWord

Faleeha Hassan

In this month’s podcast we introduce you to Ms. Faleeha Hassan. A portrait of strength in the face of dire circumstances, she invites us to feel the fire of a heart that refuses to accept defeat. Sharing her personal insight of life as a single mother, refugee and educator, she teaches us that although we cannot control the pain and anguish that comes with tragedy, we can determine our response to rise above the challenges. ~ Jane SpokenWord, WordCity’s Contributing Editor of Interviews and Podcasts

Faleeha Hassan in Conversation with Jane Spokenword

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Faleeha Hassan is a Cultural Ambassador – Iraq, USA, a poet, teacher, editor, writer, playwriter born in Najaf, Iraq, in 1967, who now lives in the United States. She received her master’s degree in Arabic literature, and has published 25 books. Her poems have been translated into English, Turkmen, Bosevih, Indian, French, Italian, German, Kurdish, Spain, Korean, Greek, Serbian, Albanian, Pakistani, Romanian, Malayalam and the ODIA language.

Ms. Hassan has been the recipient of awards in Iraq and throughout the Middle East, as well as publications in a variety of American magazines. She garnered a Pulitzer Prize Nomination in 2018, a Pushcart Prize 2019, and IWA Winner of the Moonstone Chapbook Contest 2019.

Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie is now completing her first novel where, for a family with a Seventh-day Adventist father and a Mennonite mother, the End Times are just around the corner. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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