Zeina Azzam, a Palestinian American poet, writer, editor, and community activist, is currently the Poet Laureate of the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Her chapbook, Bayna Bayna, In-Between, was published in 2021. The back cover statement by Maryland State Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri says that in this collection, Zeina "creates a world of beauty and patience, even when ideals are shattered." Literary Activist E. Ethelbert Miller offers that "Zeina Azzam writes about being the history book and the poem. She writes between mind and heart." The themes that Zeina's poetry addresses include war and displacement, the refugee and immigrant experiences, the elusive distance between home and exile, the feeling of being in-between cultures and languages and identities, and encounters with different kinds of loss. Zeina notes in her book that she has a “bicultural and bilingual view of the world that is bewildering, enriching, and beautiful, all at the same time.” Her poetry is also inspired by the natural, wondrous world, the joys and challenges of personal relationships, and social justice issues.