Etel Adnan (b. 1925, Beirut) is a poet, essayist and visual artist who divides her time between Lebanon, France and the USA. She retired from a permanent teaching position in the late 1970s and now devotes herself to her art and writing. A powerful voice in feminist and antiwar movements, Adnan has published several works of poetry and fiction, among which are Sitt Marie Rose (1978), The Arab Apocalypse (1989) and Master of the Eclipse (2009). Recent exhibitions include dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012), as well as The Weight of the World, Serpentine Galleries, London (2016).