Reem Ghanayem was born in Palestine in 1982. She is a poet, translator and researcher in the fields of Arabic and English Literature. Her PhD thesis concentrated on the theatre of the absurd and its different ways of representation. She has published two poetry collections: Mag – a Life of Exiles and Prophecies: Self Portraits. Her translations from English into Arabic include James Joyce’s Chamber Music+Pomes Pennyeach, an anthology of African American Poetry, and Richard Wright’s This Other World, as well as fiction by Charles Bukowski and William Burroughs, and Richard Wright’s Haiku book This Other World. She works as chief editor in the short story project website.