Majda Gama

Majda Gama is the author of the forthcoming chapbook "The Call of Paradise" selected by Diane Seuss as winner of the 2022 Two Sylvias chapbook prize. Her poems have recently appeared in The Adroit Journal, Four Way Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Night Heron Barks, POETRY Magazine, and are forthcoming from Memorious, The Offing, Ploughshares, and “We Call to the Eye & the Night” (Persea, 2023) an anthology of love poems by poets of Arab-SWANA descent. Her poems have been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize, and her debut manuscript was a finalist for the 2020 New Issues Poetry Prize. Born in Beirut, Majda was raised in Saudi Arabia and the United States and is now based in the DC suburbs where she has roots in the underground music scene. During the pandemic she began tending to a Virginia native plant garden that was certified as a home wildlife sanctuary by the Audubon Society and has been co-hosting the Café Muse literary salon online.

Ghazal: Morning

Over many rooftops the world glitters for us, in a sky bereft of ancestors.