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Rana Bitar

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Author/Poet/ Physician


Rana Bitar, MD. MFA.
Rana Bitar is a Syrian-American physician, poet, and writer. She earned her Master’s in ‎English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.‎

Her memoir, The Long Tale of Tears and Smiles, was published by Global Collective ‎Publishers in August 2021.‎

She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, A Loaf of Bread (Unsolicited Press, 2019) and the ‎forthcoming Hold Your Breath (Unsolicited Press, 2023).‎

A Loaf of Bread was a finalist in the “Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition” in 2017 and won ‎an honorable mention in “The 2017 Louis Award” for poetry.‎

Hold Your Breath is selected by The National Women’s History Museum to be on Exhibit for ‎their Coronavirus Journaling Project.‎

Her poetry has appeared in many journals including, The Deadly Writers Patrol, DoveTales, ‎Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Magnolia Review, El Portal, Pacific REVIEW, Black Coffee Review, ‎The Phoenix, The Dewdrop, The International Human Rights Art Festival, The Charleston ‎Anvil, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Sextant Review, The Nonconformist Magazine, and Seeing ‎Things: Anthology of Poetry.‎

Her translation of Arabic poetry appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, The ‎Nonconformist, Illuminations, and AGNI

Her essays have been published in The Pharos Journal, MedPage Today, and Pink Panther ‎Magazine.‎
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She lives in upstate NY, where she practices hematology and oncology.‎