Mahmoud Darwish poetry night

Mahmoud Darwish (1941 – 2008): Commemoration in Poetry
In conjunction with Breath in Poetry’s Rouge Poetry
Tuesday, August 14 (9:00 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street
(Click here for map)

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On August 9, 2008 Palestine and the world lost a powerful and incomparable voice for justice with the passing of Palestine’s national poet, Mahmoud Darwish. His poetry explored life and politics, using words that sought to change history and to humanize. Join PSN in commemorating the life and words of Mahmoud Darwish and gaze into a selection of his classical Arabic-style writings, which have certainly not been lost in translation.

A number of his poems will be presented as part of the Breath in Poetry Collective‘s weekly poetry nights at the Rouge Lounge (10111-117 Street). The evening will feature local poets performing original works of poetry, as well as readings in both Arabic and English of poems by Mahmoud Darwish.

The evening is presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective. Sorry, no minors.

If you are interested in reading a poem by Darwish in either Arabic or English as part of the evening’s commemoration, please email Sara at

You can learn more about the life of Mahmoud Darwish below in the two-part Al Jazeera feature on Darwish made shortly after his death on August 9, 2008.

Part 1:

Part 2:

You can learn more about Darwish and hear him reading his poetry here and find many of his poems in both Arabic and English online.

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