Poet and journalist based in Haifa. received her BA in Journalism and English Language from Haifa University in 2006. She won the Young Writer Award from Al Qattan Foundation in 2010 for her first volume of poetry, “Liwa”, which was published in 2011. While the second poetry collection “As The Woman From Lod Bore Me” was published in 2015, and it was launched through a poetry show (where various fields of arts presented the text on stage). She has also contributed to and participated in various journals, anthologies and poetry festivals. Her poems has been translated into English, German, French, Persian, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Montenegrin, Greek and Italian. Her third collection will be soon published in Almuttawasit (Milan) entitled “Don’t believe me if I talk to you of war”.
Asmaa has also worked as an editor of print newspapers, a journalist and a presenter in various TV and radio stations. Currently, she is working as a manager of “Poetry Yard”, which she founded in 2017. She also works as a freelance writer for cultural magazines, and an art director at Fattoush book and art sshop, and Fattoush bar and gallery.