Deema K. Shehabi

Deema K. Shehabi is a Palestinian American poet who was born in Kuwait in 1970. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1988 and studied at Tufts University, where she earned a BA in history and international relations. In 1993, she earned an MS in journalism from Boston University. 

Shehabi is the author of Thirteen Departures from the Moon (Press 53, 2011), as well as coauthor of Diaspo/Renga (Holland Park Press, 2014). Her work has also been anthologized in The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology (Interlink Books, 2001), edited by Nathalie Handal. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize three times.

Between 2007 and 2010, Shehabi served as vice president for the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). Shehabi currently lives in Northern California.