About Justin and Haneen

Justin Sirois is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland. His books include Secondary Sound, MLKNG SCKLS, and Falcons on the Floor written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. He also runs the Understanding Campaign with Haneen and co-directs Narrow House. Justin has received several individual Maryland State Art Council grants and a Baker "b" grant in 2011.

contact: justinedwardsirois at gmail

Haneen and her family fled Baghdad in the summer of 2003 as Iraq succumbed to sectarian violence. After spending two years in Jordan, the Alshujairy family moved to Cairo, Egypt where they currently live.