Rita Odeh



About Rita in arabic

Rita Odeh is from Nazareth. She comes from a christian Palestinian family. She has B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Haifa University. She has published 6 books of poetry,one book of short stories, three electronic novels, one e-book of Haiku. Her poetry has been published in several international publications: Simply Haiku,Mayfly, Heron's Nest,Lynx,Paper Wasp, Daily Haiku, DailyHaiga,Haiga on Line, Acorn , Modern Haiku, Tiny Words,Chrysanthemum,Notes from the Gean,Lyrical Passion PoetryE-Zine, Other Voices, Haaretz Newspaper, Mainichi, Asahi, Helicon, Haiku News,Prune Juice,Roadrunner,The Haiku Foundation,Sketchbook and many others.

A selection of her works are:

 In English:

Watching the Buds of Dream [haiku] (, 2006);
In Arabic - Poetry:
Revolution Against Silence (Ministry of Education, Nazareth, 1994); Mirrors of Illusion (Municipal High School, Nazareth, 1998); A Diary of a Gypsy Lover (Arab Cultural Organization, Cairo, 2000); Who Doesn't Know Rita..!? (Arab Cultural Organization, Cairo, 2003); One Tear Before Getting Suffocated (Arab Cultural Organization, Cairo, 2005); I Will Try You Once More (Palestinian House of Poetry, Ram Allah, 2008); I am Your Dizziness [a collection of short stories] (Palestinian House of Poetry, Ram Allah, 2009).

In Arabic –Novels
Blessed Be The Strangers (2007); Violets of Alienation (2008); The Symphony of Return (2010).

ريتا عودة
* شاعرة وقاصّة فلسطينيّة , من مواليد النـّاصرة , 1960
* حاصلة على شهادة اللقب الأول في اللغة
الانجليزية والأدب المقارن
* صدر لها :
- ثورة على الصمت (قصائد نثرية) 1994
- مرايا الوهم (قصائد نثرية) 1998
- يوميات غجرية عاشقة (ومضات شعريـّة) 2001
- ومن لا يعرف ريتا (ومضات شعريـّة) 2003
- قبل الإختناق بدمعة ( أمواج دمعيّة ) 2003

* كتب عن تجربتها الشعرية بعض النقاد ومنهم د.
رشيد يحياوي.. استاذ جامعي في أكادير المغرب .

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