Portrait photo of Fatena Al-Gharra

Fatena Al-Gharra

Is a poet from Palestine who writes in Arabic.

Fatena Al-Gharra was born in and educated in Gaza. She has worked in women's projects, as a radio presenter and as a correspondent for the Wafa news agency. Widely regarded as one of the most promising of the young generation of Palestinian poets, Faten has written three poetry collections: There is Still a Sea Between Us (Gaza, 2000), A Very Troublesome Woman (Cairo, 2003) and Except for Me (forthcoming).

Our translations of Faten's poems can also be read on the excellent English PEN Online World Atlas.

Poems we've translated