Nothing’s Freudian anymore. A cigar’s a cigar. I want to love something. / I want to love something without having to apologize for it. Please don’t tell....more
Hala Alyan is a Palestinian American writer and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Guernica, among others. She is the author of three collections of poetry, the first of which, Atrium (Three Rooms Press), was selected for the Arab American Book Award. The second, Four Cities, was published by Black Lawrence Press, and the most recent, Hijra (Southern Illinois University Press), was selected as a winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series. Her debut novel, Salt Houses, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this year.