Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish died this past Saturday, August 9. Darwish was one of the great poets of the 20th and 21st centuries, and certainly the most widely known Palestinian poet of our times.

A couple of articles online published in the past couple of days, giving news of his death and accounts of his life and work: here, and here.

(Thanks to Jilly Dybka, in whose Poetry Hut Blog I found the first link here, and to poet friend Sharon Doubiago, who e-mailed the second link here.)

I wrote briefly about Darwish in a previous blogpost, here.

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