Hi, I'm Summer! I am a Palestinian Tennessean writer, focusing primarily on poetry, playwriting, and creative nonfiction. I am a second-year graduate student at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, pursuing my Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing and Environment. My writing focuses primarily on diaspora, immigrants and refugees, race and ethnicity, and identity. I am currently working on a collection of nonfiction essays about my four years of work in refugee resettlement in Tennessee, as well as a chapbook of poems about my recent trip to Palestine.
See my resume below for more about my publications and awards.