She was born in Nablus in
1917. She began writing in the traditional forms, she was
one of the leaders of the use of the free verse in Arabic
poetry. Her works deal with feminine explorations of
love and social protest. After 1967, she also
began writing patriotic poems.
published in 198,“A Mountainous Journey”, was translated
into English in 1990.
received the International Poetry
Award in Palermo,Italy She was awarded the Jerusalem Award
for Culture and Arts by the
PLO in 1990 and the United Arab Emirates Award
received the Honorary Palestine
prize for poetry in 1996. She was the subject of a
documentary film directed by novelist Liana Bader in 1999.