"Scream" by Max Mitenkov.
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by Zeina Hashem Beck
After the beheading of 21 Christian Egyptians in Libya, February 2015
Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet whose first poetry collection, "To Live in Autumn" (The Backwaters Press, 2014), won the 2013 Backwaters Prize, was a runner up for the Julie Suk Award, and was included on Split This Rock's list of recommended poetry books for 2014. She's been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, and her work has appeared in various literary magazines, among which are Ploughshares, Nimrod, Poetry Northwest, Tampa Review, The Common, Mslexia, and Magma. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Dubai, where she regularly performs her poetry and hosts a poetry and open-mic collective called PUNCH. Her website is zeinahashembeck.com.