Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish (b. 1942) is an Arab poet and political activist. He has published around 30 poetry and prose collections that have been translated into 35 languages. Several of his poems have been put to music. In 1997, a documentary was producted about him by French-Israeli director Simone Bitton. Darwish is the winner of the 2001 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom.
  • Sinan Antoon, tr. New York. Archipelago. 2011. ISBN 9781935744016 Mahmoud Darwish, who died in 2008, threaded themes of death and loss throughout his poetry of hope, resistance, and empowerment. He and his family were forced to leave their ancestral home in 1948 when Darwish was seven years old, and that moment marked the beginning of an exilic life spent recording into existence an obliterated h...