Lisa Suhair Majaj is a Palestinian-American writer, scholar, and mother. She has co-edited three collections of critical essays: Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers; Etel Adnan: Critical Essays on the Arab-American Writer and Artist; and Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women’s Novels. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Worlds in our Words: Contemporary American Women Writers and Homemaking:Women Writers on the Politics and Poetics of Home. Her essay on balancing parenting and the writing life, “E-mail to the Muse,” is forthcoming in Scheherazade’s Legacy: Arab-American Women on Writing. She lives in Cyprus with her husband, her seven-year-old daughter and her two-year-old son (who, when not trying to disassemble the computer, frequently helps with typing).