Zein El-Amine


Zein El-Amine’s poems have been published in Wild River Review, Folio, Foreign Policy in Focus, Beltway Quarterly, DC Poets Against the War Anthology, Penumbra, GYST and Joybringer.

Articles by this Author
Haiku for the Headlocked

We thrash, curse for air
As our strangler declares, look
How violent the Arab

Send My Regards to Your Mother


I sometimes refer to my college years in Saudi Arabia as “doing time.” But early in those years I did some time that almost did me in—and my mother, too.

I had spent high school in Bahrain as a boarder. My...